Justin Barker, an American citizen, was just a teenager when he and his family were gassed and robbed in Cuba. Justin discusses the effect it had on him and reveals his suspicions of who may have committed this terrifying crime. He also speaks about his new memoir, Bear Boy, his stance against animals in captivity, his views on game reserves and the tourism industry, and how travelling as a child broadened his perspective.
This week I’m thrilled to be joined by Justin for the third episode of my Extreme Holidays Podcast.
Justin is an animal activist, producer and author of Bear Boy: The True Story of a Boy, Two Bears, and the Fight to Be Free. Described as the Greta Thunberg of the 1990s, he was 13-years-old when he launched Citizens Lobbying for Animals in Zoos and was named "One of Twenty Teens Who Will Change the World" in Teen People Magazine and featured in National Geographic, Animal Planet, NBC and CBS. He lives in San Francisco with his family. As a producer/director, he has circled the globe. He’s also been on many personal adventures including Costa Rica, Nepal, Thailand and Australia. https://linktr.ee/justinbarkertv
Justin’s memoir: Bear Boy: The True Story of a Boy, Two Bears, is available on all the major platforms including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Bookshop. https://www.bearboy.org
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Production (for this episode)
Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie
Music credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
Additional music: Son Montuno - Cuban Piano Music by JuliusH