‘Life of Pi’ Animal Trainer Cruelly Whips Tiger, Says He Enjoys It
PETA has released a video of Michael Hackenberger whipping a young tiger multiple times during a training session.
The man behind training the beautiful tiger in Life of Pi and the animals in James Franco’s The Interview has been caught on camera whipping a tiger.
PETA released a video in which, Michael Hackenberger admits he enjoys whipping the animal. The sound is so jarring that you will cringe.
I like hitting him in the face. And the paws – which get the paws off. And... The beauty of the paws being on the rock, when you hit him, it’s like a vice. It stings more.
During this sting operation by PETA, however, he didn’t know what he was in for. He said,
If we’d been running a videotape the whole time you were here, and you did a 45-second montage of the times I struck this animal, PETA would burn this place to the ground.
We are yet to receive a reaction from PETA.
Hackenberger is the owner of Bowmanville zoological Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Watch the full video here.
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