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Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

The year 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Born Free" -- a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? What has happened to the people featured in the film? And what has "Born Free" taught us?

Air Dates:

  • THIRTEEN A Murder of Crows Friday, Oct. 24 1:00am
  • WLIW21 Animal Misfits Thursday, Oct. 23 12:00am
  • NJTV Animal Misfits Monday, Oct. 27 8:00pm
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    • Kirsti Gholson

      Regarding “Animal Odd Couples”: It’s HIGHLY unlikely that the fawn, Pip, was “abandonded” by her mother. That’s the first conclusion humans come too and it’s ridiculous and tiresome. The mother was probably hit by a car or killed in some other way. Just because humans can be neglectful and cruel to their young doesn’t mean that animals are the same. It is very rare for a non-human mother to desert her baby in the wild.

    • Tess

      Ducks are wonderful creatures. They are also being tortured on a foie gras farm in New York State, and in other facilities. The farm’s PR says that the ducks are treated humanely. Can having a metal pipe shoved down their throat several times a day and their stomachs stuffed to overflowing with mash so that their livers will grow to enormous sizes and become diseased be “humane”?

      We should do more than just look at animals on television. We should all support the humane treatment of animals.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAzrSl0ztsQ

    • Philip Louie

      Penguins are so fascinating! Can’t wait to watch episode 2 of the mini series tonight.