Louis Theroux: African Hunting Holiday
In his African Hunting Holiday, Louis Theroux investigates the
elite world of well-heeled American hunters who pay top dollar for
the ultimate luxury adventure
experience: a chance to shoot big game in Africa.
Lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippos, even rhinos are up for grabs for those with the right amount of money.
Defenders of hunting say it is a humane and necessary form of game management. Left to themselves, the animals will over-reproduce and starve. Critics call it cruel and barbaric.
Along the way, Theroux meets the mother bringing her
seven-year-old along so he can bag his own springbok; a CEO intent
on bringing home the head of a hippopotamus; an evangelical hunting
guide who compiles videos of his most spectacular kills; and
Theroux himself must decide whether or not he is willing to pull
the trigger on some African wildlife.