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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

August 31st 2015:Blood Lions with Ian Michler

Every single day In South Africa two to three captive bred or tame lions are killed in canned hunts under the guise of conservation, research and education. With the launch of Blood Lions, a hard hitting documentary exposing the underbelly of the lucrative and growing industry of lion farming, its undercurrents of brutality, questionable ethics of a moral vacuum filled by greed and self-importance of those who derive pleasure in the taking of life. My guest, acclaimed environmental reporter and safari guide, Ian Michler, has been following the story of industrialized lion farming and canned hu

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Ian Michler

Ian Michler has spent the last 25 years working as a specialist guide, consultant, investigative writer and photo-journalist across Africa, including 13 years based in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. He has worked as a researcher and field coordinator on various natural history television documentaries for international broadcasters and as a consultant on ecotourism to various private sector and government agencies. He writes predominately for Africa Geographic topics on conservation, wildlife management, ecotourism, and the environment, and popular monthly column since 2001. He is the author and photographer of seven natural history and travel books on Africa, and winner of the 1997 bird cate
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Every single day In South Africa two to three captive bred or tame lions are killed in canned hunts under the guise of conservation, research and education. With the launch of Blood Lions, a hard hitting documentary exposing the underbelly of the lucrative and growing industry of lion farming, its undercurrents of brutality, questionable ethics of a moral vacuum filled by greed and self-importance of those who derive pleasure in the taking of life. My guest, acclaimed environmental reporter and safari guide, Ian Michler, has been following the story of industrialized lion farming and canned hunts since 1999, and today shares discoveries from his journey: from cub petting, volunteer recruitment and lion walking, to the canned hunt all the way to the end of the lion, and further links to the booming lion bone trade. Timely, courageous and giving voice to the voiceless wild, Blood Lions is also deeply disturbing in what it says about us. www.bloodlions.org VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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