When Theroux asks if there is anything he can do to be of assistance, Joe says they might have to hand him a gun. As much as he doesn’t want to shoot any of the animals, if they escape, they will be left with no choice.
Later in the documentary, Joe says of one of his lions: “If he was to get you and not kill you and eat you right away, he’s going to torment you… So, if you were to get in there and I was out here trying to get you out he would be on top of you covering you up. I’d just shoot you, it would be more humane.”
Theroux replies, “You would shoot me? In the head?”
Joe laughs and says, “Yeah… because I’m not going to get you back. So why make you suffer?”
Theroux is visibly shocked.
The documentary shows a slightly different side of Joe, highlighting his role in rescuing animals, including leopards and tigers, from people who can no longer care from…