NEWS - PRESS Release - Provocative new documentary

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SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES: A NATION BETRAYED Opens November 23, 2012 at the Laemmle’s Playhouse Theater, Pasadena, CA and December 7, 2012 at New York’s QUAD Cinema

November 21, 2012 -- New York, NY/ Los Angeles. New York’s QUAD Cinema, Laemmle's Playhouse 7, 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, sometimes opposing viewpoints the film lays down evidence for the Full Monty of objectionable behavior, including neglect, cruelty, deception, 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.

Director Katia Louise in person for Q & A:
LA: Following 1PM shows on Nov 23rd and 25th, and following Nov 24th shows at CHOZA MAMA Reception
NYC: Following 7:15PM shows on Dec 7th and 8th




SAVING AMERICA’S HORSES (91 minutes – not yet rated)

Opens November Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 p: 310-478-3836 –Purchase tickets from Laemmle Theaters. December NY’s QUAD Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 p: 212-255-2243 ADVANCE TICKET SALES CALL 777-FILM #636 or PURCHASE FROM: Enter: Title / zip code

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