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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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March 21st 2016:Bonding With Giants with Tim Gorski

Every year thousands of international, and at least one native, tourists lives are at risk by climbing on the backs of traumatized wild caught elephants in Thailand. Tim Gorski spent years investigating this industry that launders elephants between businesses and countries, desperately trying to educate the public regarding an industry steeped in crime and suffering. We discuss the recent tragic death of a Scottish tourist, and how his death could have been avoided. Also deeply entrenched in creative solutions of demand for ivory in China, we discuss the growing demand for brand ethics and res

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Tim Gorski

Tim is the award winning director and investigator for Rattle the Cage Productions. He has investigated 118 wildlife venues and wildlife markets in SE Asia and is one of the few westerners to penetrate the ruthless live elephant smuggling rings. His latest film How I Became An Elephant landed the Best Children’s Program award in Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and was responsible for the ban on elephant street begging in Thai cities. Tim led a team of filmmakers on a campaign to Antarctica to document the heated whale wars with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. His award winning film At The Edge of The World was eventually repackaged into Animal Planet’s popular program, WHALE WARS. T
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Rattle The Cage Productions

Cultivating active stewards for the earth and it’s incredible creatures – Rattle the Cage (RTC) Productions is an award-winning, nonprofit production company with a focus on animal and environmental protection. RTC Creative Collective is a group of united entities and creative individuals motivated by common causes. We advise and collaborate to achieve our common objectives. RTC builds bridges between nations and continents, between human and non-human animals, between youth and wildlife. We tackle challenging stories – wildlife in captivity, illegal whaling, ivory poaching, wild horse culling, and nuclear weapons non-proliferation to name a few. Difficult subjects, but faced with the exti
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Every year thousands of international, and at least one native, tourists lives are at risk by climbing on the backs of traumatized wild caught elephants in Thailand. Tim Gorski spent years investigating this industry that launders elephants between businesses and countries, desperately trying to educate the public regarding an industry steeped in crime and suffering. We discuss the recent tragic death of a Scottish tourist, and how his death could have been avoided. Also deeply entrenched in creative solutions of demand for ivory in China, we discuss the growing demand for brand ethics and responsibility in China and the increasing number of young Chinese who won’t tolerate animal abuse for entertainment. His new project is a creative approach to the insatiable demand for ivory in China that engages Chinese millennials through social media, broadcast, and online TV entertainment, encouraging them to be active stewards for our wild world.
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