December 1, 2012 –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 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 cadre of objectionable behavior, including deception, cruelty and profiteering. The victims run the gamut, from those who eat the meat filled with carcinogens and harmful drugs, to the horses themselves−wild horses poached from government land, Thoroughbred race horses who pass through the system into oblivion, or domestic horses who outlive their welcome and are sent to slaughter. Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed is a compelling and provocative rallying cry for justice and integrity.
Cast: Paul Sorvino, Linda Gray, Tippi Hedren, Ken Wahl and Willie Nelson
Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed Fast Facts:
Advance Tickets: http://www.savingamericashorses.org/petermaxreception.html
One ticket gets you into your choice of two or three events. Space is limited. Reserve now.
Activities and Showtimes:
|PETER MAX KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Hosted by Peter & Mary Max, and Katia Louise
Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Peter Max Art Studio
37 West 65th Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY
Each ticket to the Peter Max Reception includes complimentary admission to one of the Friday/ Saturday shows, and the ticket from that show will get each ticket stub holder into the party on Saturday night.
Famed Artist Peter Max to Donate Art Work to benefit Wild for Life Foundation’s Saving America’s Horses.
$75 VIP Access: Peter Max Reception, The Movie and The Triumph Project Opening Party
$25 General Admission: Peter Max Reception, The Movie and The Triumph Project Opening Party
RSVP by December 5, 2012 Entry by guest list only, tickets must be purchased in advance.
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