Demand That Michael Hackenberger Be Fired, Prosecuted and Banned From Handling Animals

Hollywood Animal Trainer Caught on Video Viciously Whipping a Young Tiger

A PETA eyewitness has caught the owner of the tiger used in Life of Pi, Bowmanville Zoological Park owner Michael Hackenberger, on video viciously whipping another Siberian tiger named Uno approximately 20 times in a row during a savage training session. The young tiger was so traumatized that he involuntarily emptied his anal sacs, a fear response in big cats. “I got a bit angry there,” Hackenberger later admitted. Hackenberger, who has supplied animals to many TV and film productions, including The Interview, was recorded repeatedly whipping Uno, even on the face.

“I like hitting him in the face. And the paws … being on the rock, when you hit him, it’s like a vice,” Hackenberger told PETA’s eyewitness. “It stings more.” He admitted that such beatings would cause public outrage if exposed. “If … we’d been running a videotape … of the times I struck this animal … PETA would burn this place to the ground.” Watch the video at this link This criminal must be brought to justice - please please please sign!

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