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Saved in America

There’s a new documentary on the horizon:  Saved in America

It’s an expose of sorts into the world of animal welfare in America with guest appearances by celebrities like Pink, Kim Kardashian and Katherine Heigl.

Not totally surprising is the fact that the larger animal welfare charities (Humane Society of United States, Best Friends Animal Society, as examples) have higher overheads and PR strategies – which soak up donor dollars.    On the other hand, I wonder what the animal welfare movement would be like if it weren’t for the larger organizations and their leadership…

Food for thought.

Here’s the trailer.  Wish I could see the whole film here in New Zealand.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

One Nation Under Dog

I’ve just finished watching the HBO documentary One Nation Under Dog.  I hope many of you were able to see it and, if not, to catch it when it repeats.

This documentary is segregated into three themes:  Fear, Loss and Betrayal.  Fear covers the experience of some people caught up in legal fights over dangerous dogs and the fate of vicious dogs (euthanasia); Loss shows owners who tell their stories of grief over the loss of their beloved dogs; Betrayal shows the ugly side of the homeless dogs problems in the United States.  Be prepared for actual footage of a gas chamber and meet people who are involved in dog rescue including liberating dogs from a Tennessee puppy mill.

Highly recommended, here are a couple of clips from the documentary thanks to YouTube: