Carolina Tiger Rescue, located in North Carolina, is a nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in both captivity and the wild. Carolina Tiger Rescue not only rescues Tigers, but also a various amount of other wild cats. Many of these rescues come from private homes. As of now, it is perfectly legal to privately own a wild cat in North Carolina and Carolina Tiger Rescue is in support of the “Predators not Pets” pledge; legislation trying to be passed to ban private ownership of wild cats. Tameless explores these issues and concerns and how to help get this crucial legislation passed to ban private ownership of exotic cats.

  • Cannon Osborne
  • Nick Perez
  • Kevin Nestvogel
    Director of Photography
  • Daniel Phillips
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, Nature, Documentary, Student, Tigers, Big Cats, Lions
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Cannon Osborne

I am currently a senior at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, majoring in Film Studies with a minor in Psychology. I am an aspiring Wildlife Documentary Filmmaker who is looking to use film to raise awareness of animal welfare around the world. I was first introduced to Wildlife Filmmaking when I interned for Africa Media in South Africa and quickly learned that film can successfully shed light on the severity of the uncharted issues of wildlife.

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Director Statement

I am excited to find a topic close to home that I am passionate about and believe "Tameless" can help inform the public of the controversy involving wild cats as pets in North Carolina.