Lions, Bones & Bullets
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After an American dentist shot Cecil the lion, the resulting U.S. boycott pushed the African lion industry to adapt in the strangest way to survive: farming. This documentary follows noted wildlife author Richard Peirce from lion farms in South Africa to traffickers in Vietnam and Laos as he uncovers an elaborate wildlife con farming Africa's iconic lion to be processed and exported into food and medicinal products.