Not a Pet

Directed By
Andrea Walji, Jack Wylson
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Most Revealing Award
2020
Not a Pet
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Not a Pet
5
Minutes
Minute
Animals
,
Documentary
,
United Kingdom
2019

Director note: “Through 3 years of researching what the Cheetah Conservation Fund and other NGOs were doing in the way of conservation . . I realised that there was a big focus on the illegal trade of dead animal parts, but no one was telling the story of the illegal trade in live animals, especially those destined for the pet trade.” This film looks at the illegal wildlife trade of cheetah cubs, and the role social media plays in the parading and trading of exotic animals online. Hundreds of cheetah cubs are being stolen from the wild, which is decimating the wild population in Africa. For every 5 cubs that are taken, only 1 survives. They are being smuggled illegally into the Middle East to be sold as pets.

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