Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed Image

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  • Summary: A compelling compilation of expert testimony, undercover footage and true life stories shot against the dramatic backdrops of the American countryside. Featuring 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. Expand
  • Director: Katia Louise
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery, Crime, Western, Documentary
  • Runtime: 91 min
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nov 23, 2012
    A revealing, disturbing look at how political and corporate forces have seemingly undermined the freedom and safety of our nation's equine population.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 28, 2012
    Frequently slaughtered for consumption in Europe, their inhumane treatment as revealed here will surely prompt outrage among animal lovers as well as those concerned with health and environmental issues.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Dec 7, 2012
    Clearer, more thoughtful editing would have greatly enhanced the effectiveness of this sometimes-revelatory documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Nov 21, 2012
    The sublime beauty of her subject cannot fail to move; less steady is this presentation of their plight.
  5. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Dec 7, 2012
    Filled with crushing facts about animal cruelty yet also overstuffed and overwrought, it's emotionally and visually tough to watch.
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