WTF: ANIMAL TRAINER VICIOUSLY WHIPS YOUNG TIGER! [ WARNING GRAPHIC]

WHIPS YOUNG TIGER

The footage below is both shocking and disturbing.  A world-renowned animal trainer has denied cruelty claims after being caught on camera whipping a tiger.Michael Hackenberger, director of Canada’s Bowmanville Zoo, has trained animals for Hollywood blockbusters including ‘The Life Of Pi’ and ‘The Interview’. In a shocking video released by animal rights group PETA, he was caught on camera swearing in frustration and beating the young Siberian tiger named Uno with a whip 19 times. A Peta eyewitness captured the intense ‘training’ footage. Here is what Hackenberger had to say about the footage you are about to see:

“The images captured are misrepresented by PETA, and I would go so far as to say they’re lying. I did not strike this animal. I do not strike him. I strike the ground beside him,”

You be the judge: