LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New York, NY. New York's QUAD Cinema, IMA Studios, WFLF Humanion Films and The Triumph Project are proud to present the provocative new documentary "SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A Nation Betrayed" (91 minutes) produced, written and directed by filmmaker Katia Louise.
Featuring revealing interviews with distinguished veterinarians, trainers, academics, investigators, policymakers and members of the equine community including Paul Sorvino, Linda Gray, Tippi Hedren, and Willie Nelson, the film addresses a question that recently prompted the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, to threaten to 'punch out' a reporter who asked him if "any changes need to take place in the system in terms of safeguarding" America's wild and domestic horses.
Louise, and her organization, the Wild for Life Foundation, ask the same question in her investigation of the economic, environmental, public health, and ethical issues surrounding the slaughter of both wild and domestic horses for their meat. As she notes, the cost of round up and removal of wild horses from the public lands and holding them long term continues to increase (now budgeted at more than $40 million a year); European demand for horsemeat continues to be satisfied illegally; the unregulated slaughter of horses pollutes the land and brings pain and suffering to the animals.
Bringing together a wide spectrum of hard-hitting and opposing viewpoints the film lays down evidence for the Full Monty of objectionable behavior, including deception, cruelty, and profiteering. The victims run the gamut, from those who eat the meat filled with carcinogenic and other harmful drugs, to the horses themselves, wild horses poached from government land, Thoroughbred race horses who pass through the system to oblivion, domestic horses who outlive their welcome and are sent to slaughter. SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES is a compelling, provocative and a rallying cry for justice and integrity.
Cast: Paul Sorvino, Linda Gray, Tippi Hedren, Ken Wahl and Willie Nelson
SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES (91 minutes – not yet rated)
Showtimes and Events:
PETER MAX KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Peter & Mary Max, and Katia Louise
Date: December 6th, 2012
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM Place: Peter Max Art Studio 37 West 65th Street,
7th Floor, NY, NY
Hor d'oeuvres and deserts generously donated by Blossom Du Jour and Blossom Bakery Door prize by Rescue Chocolates
Get Tickets RSVP by Dec 5th. Entry by guest list only, tickets must be purchased in advance
The Quad Cinema in New York City/ Manhattan
Official Opening Shows
Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 7th & 8th
Director Katia Louise in person for Q & A
(Free posters to the 1st 50 ticketed people seated for this show)
NYC Opening Week Roll-out
Dates: Fri-Thurs, Dec. 7-13th
Show times: 1PM, 3PM, 5:15PM, 7:15PM, 10:00PM DailyGet tickets
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.savingamericashorses.org
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