Titles tagged 'animals' & 'Animal Rights':
Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story
This ground-breaking film captures the untold love-hate story of Australia’s most famous and contentious national icon. Set in distinctive Australian landscapes, KANGAROO explores the complex and conflicting opinions around this unique marsupial that is at the target of the largest mass destruction of wildlife in the world.
Endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year. Their devastating decline is fueled in part by a global desire to consume these majestic animals. TROPHY investigates the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation.
Many ranchers see wolves, coyotes, mountain lions and other large carnivores as nothing more than a threat to their livestock. Over decades, government trappers in U.S.D.A.’s Wildlife Services program have killed millions of these majestic predators, often at the demand of the ranching industry.
Forever Faithful is the story of one family's journey through canine cancer told through the eyes of their young observant daughter.
A Mind Like Still Water
Mindy and Linda arrive at Happy Dog Ranch to attend the clinic of world renowned horsemen Jim Masterson and Mark Rashid. Although they anticipate a few days of simple tips and tricks to connect better with their horses, the participants quickly realize this isn't an average workshop and that their horses aren’t the ones who need to change. The more Mindy and Linda connect with their horses, the more they start to question how they've navigated their lives outside of horsemanship. In an emotional and life-altering week, they learn the art of softening, and let go of the truths they’ve held on to, until now. A Mind Like Still Water proves it's never too late for change.
When Giants Fall
The ivory trade is a cruel business. Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. 65 percent of the continent's elephants have been killed for their ivory in the last five years. Crime syndicates involved in gun, drug and human trafficking reap huge profits from the ivory trade. So do dangerous terrorist groups including Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army and al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab. These terrorists threaten the safety and stability of Africa and the national security of the United States.
Black Beauty Breed
The Rottweiler is one of the oldest dog breeds with a heritage that can be traced back to ancient Roman times. Loyal, highly intelligent and courageous, the modern Rottweiler is often misunderstood. Black Beauty Breed is a documentary feature that brings you closer to the dog behind the perceived intimidating image and highlights their positive character traits and inherent working ability.
New Zealand farmer Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues- a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he's worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he's made to pursue his intense passion for dogs.
Good Samaritans risk hostility, political persecution, and legal prosecution to care for feral cats living in colonies. The three main characters in the documentary Catnip Nation, who live miles apart and come from different walks of life, invite us into a world of advocacy, political wrangling, and legal intrigue. Despite their passion for animals, the success of their battles is mixed but the message is consistent: This nation needs better policy to humanely manage “community cats,” and to protect people who look after them.
Poached exposes an obsession that can wipe out a species of birds: illegal egg collecting. Egg thieves rob the nests of rare birds while a United Kingdom national police initiative named “Operation Easter” tries to stop them. The thieves are motivated not by money but by desire for the beauty of the egg and the thrill of the chase.
Anna, Emma, and the Condors
In a world of climate change and environmental challenges, two sisters, Anna and Emma, and their companions, the California Condors, stand out as a beacon of hope.
The Great Wild Indoors
The wild space of our homes is really unknown terrain. We know a lot about the pests like cockroaches and bedbugs, but we know very little about all the other creatures we live with, which are the vast majority. Your house is the next great frontier to explore.
Becoming Animal is an invitation to explore our relationship with this "more-than-human world" and recognize it for what it is: an inexhaustibly mysterious realm wherein everything is alive and expressive, where humans, animals and landscapes are inextricably interdependent, and there is no such thing as empty space.