All posts tagged Carole Baskin

Michael Webber, director of “The Conservation Game”

Michael Webber—director of the new documentary, “The Conservation Game,” which explores the realm of people who bring animals on late-night talk shows and morning news programs, and may be secretly participating in the exotic pet trade—discusses how his career (which included working on numerous studio features and other films, television shows and other projects) forever changed when he made his 2011 doc, “The Elephant In The Living Room.” Read more…

William Nimmo, founder of Tigers in America, assesses “Tiger King”

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Stay at Home order, I produced and recorded this show remotely from home, the second program prepared this way at the Talking Animals corporate headquarters in Jupiter Farms, Florida, and likely the way the broadcast will be assembled for the foreseeable future.

William Nimmo—founder of  Tigers in America, a rescue network that has relocated more than 250 tigers from private owners, roadside zoos, and other nefarious operations, to top-tier sanctuaries—recalls his first expedition to pull tigers from a facility that had gone bankrupt, closed and planned to euthanize all the animals. Read more…

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder & president of PETA

Ingrid Newkirk—the co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and co-author (with Gene Stone) of “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion”—recalls how she decided on the book’s format. Read more…

Carole Baskin, Founder, Big Cat Rescue

In a return appearance to “Talking Animals,” Carole Baskin–founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, the largest accredited sanctuary in the world dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats–provides an overview of the sanctuary in 2012 (marking 20 years of rescuing big cats). Read more…

Carole Baskin–founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue

Carole Baskin–founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, one of the world’s largest such sanctuaries, housing more 100 big cats (lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, servals, others) over 40-plus acres–discusses the history and evolution of the facility (including her admitted ignorance in the beginning about the pitfalls of having an exotic cat as a pet, and about breeding), Read more…