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In Defense Of Animals Applauds Film Festival Selection Of “Saving America’s Horses”
Documentary’s 1st special showcase is Sunday March 27 through the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 19, 2011) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 100,000 members, applauds the selection of “Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed” by the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. “Saving America’s Horses A Nation Betrayed” presents a focused look into the unseen world of both wild and domestic equines. It’s an intelligent and inspiring exposé about today's horses and the need to protect and preserve them. “Saving America’s Horses” explores scientific evidence about the indigenous roots of the horse as a species and the challenges they face in today’s world. This film brings to surface the lax oversight and enforcement of protective laws for both wilds and domestics. It uncovers layers of documented evidence drawing a sharp contrast to the misleading propaganda that portrays these majestic animals as “excess, unwanted and destructive pests”.
IDA has been promoting the film to its membership throughout the past year.
What: Los Angeles showcase of “Saving America’s Horses” at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
When: Sunday March 27, 2011, 12:45 p.m. – seating begins at 12:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be invited to stay for a special reception following the screening.
Where: Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90041
The film is a compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of America’s beautiful countryside. “A Nation Betrayed” depicts a country divided and inspires great hope for the protection of all horses and burros from cruelty.
IDA President Elliot M. Katz, DVM said “finally - a film that reveals the tragic consequences and the horror of horse slaughter. We hope this film arouses the voices America’s horses need for their very survival.”
Michael Blake (Dances With Wolves), Randal Kleiser (Grease), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Linda Gray (Dallas), Ken Wahl (Wiseguy), The Barbi Twins, and Jennifer Lee Pryor are all involved and have confirmed their appearances for this event, as has Mexican matinee idol Jorge Rivero. Food for the reception will be provided by The Veggie Grill, with wine supplied by Du Vin.