Yes I thought it was really interesting. After watching it I did think it odd that other owners of large private hunting estates haven't tried similar. I know in NZ the selectively breed red deer to have huge antlers and in Texas there are ranches with fairly rare African game to hunt, but I don't know of any place that has tried to cross breed or selectively bred something new to hunt.
It was an interesting programme, but made no effort to discover/explore exactly 'what' hunting cattle was produced (e.g. a specimen skeleton or similar). Other than it did a good job of highlighting just how loathsome, heinous and cruel the Nazis were (20 000 killed so Goering could have a hunting ground); nothing new there, except their plans (made fairly publicly) for taking over parts of Poland primeval forest were made two years before the outbreak of WW2.
It amazes that non one picked up on this at the time!
What did I learn:
- Goering was a massive hunting fan
- He was also a murdering b---d, which we knew already
- Somehow people didn't notice that, or turned a blind eye
- Some Nazi scientists were 'reverse breeding' cattle breeds to get to an ancient/more wild breed suitable for Arians to hunt
- They sort of made one up in looks, but not in genetic traits; so it failed; basically a bull fighting bull and a Yak but with psychosis and a personality disorder
- The project failed and the Soviets basically killed what is known as 'Hitler's Cows' - no surprise there really.
That was it. I'd be much more interested in a programme on hunting in India during the British occupation, there are some great books on the subject.