Initial Screening Deemed a Success
Saving America’s Horses – A Nation Betrayed is about a journey of courage, honor and betrayal in a country divided; inspiring great hope for compassion and protection of all horses and burros from cruelty. This film explores the chronic absence of humane treatment for equines once designated as food animals in the US, and brings to surface two opposing arguments which are ironically are based on the same primary foundation of equine welfare. The film takes a look at economic and pollution history associated with the past operation of horse slaughter plants in the US; and also briefly explores the lethal health risks to humans as associated with the consumption of known toxic substances that are administered to US horses on a regular basis.
This film takes you on a compassionate journey into the hidden world of horses. We meet three horses; two former athletes… champion and loyal racehorses, and a wild horse that was once free to roam the open prairies. The stories about these majestic horses take us across the dramatic backdrops of America’s beautiful countryside and into the secret world where bidding circles change their lives forever. You will fall in love with these horses and come away rooting for the world to respect them. The spirit of the horse is captured through the voice of America’s 1st Nations people. Expert testimony as presented by the nation’s top equine experts reveal the truth about what happening to America’s horses and also offers some viable solutions and alternatives.
On March 27th, 2011 at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival the film played to a packed house and was later lauded as a shocking eye opener to all that viewed.
“A revelatory statement of animal cruelty in the racing industry. From my own first hand experience as a former TB breeder and owner, I was unaware of this inhumane, common practice of the brutal slaughter of “non performance” racehorses.” ~ Cate Crismani, publisher of trueCOWBOY Magazine
“This film tells the full circle story of the betrayal of the horse. From ex-racers to mustangs, from profiteers to BLM this film tells it all. Saving America’s Horses will stand as the mouthpiece of the horse for a long time to come. This film will not only speak to the seasoned advocate but thoroughly educate the many that are completely unaware of the horrors you face simply because you were born a horse. The interviews that detail the duplicity practiced by horse organizations, veterinary organizations and our very government still sound in my ear. When Michael Blake was interviewed his statement included the talk he had with the ex-director of BLM who confirms that BLM does indeed send horses to slaughter. With the education and the subsequent call to arms this is a very important film. It would be impossible to see this film and not be angered and determined to speak up for the horses.” ~ Morgan Griffith, Wild Horse Advocate.
“”I very much appreciate this fine and revealing film on the horse nation and how both domesticated and wild horses are being treated in America today. The film is a tour-de-force of technical film making and covers an impressive scope of issues associated with horses. This film should be mandatory viewing for every American or world citizen!” ~ Craig Downer, Wildlife Ecologist
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