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animal related documentaries

September 13th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Anyone here also like animal documentaries? I really love the March of the penguins. I just brought Earth a week ago and watched it yesterday. Have to say that March of the Penguins was way better.

Earthlings is also a great documentary about the plight of all animals around the world. From animals that are raised for food, entertainment, puppy mills, fur tade, slaughterhouses, shelters, factory farms, etc

Anyone else have a documentary that they want to share?


September 13th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I watched a documentary last year about a family of polar bears. It was really good.....very sad though. I just can't remember the name of it. Next time I go to my sister's I will check the name...since she owns the dvd.

September 13th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Haven't had a chance to see it yet, but there's a new documentary hitting the theaters called The Cove ( It's about an annual dolphin slaughter in Japan and how the market for captive dolphins to stock public aquariums is the driving factor behind this atrocity.

September 13th, 2009, 04:53 PM
1993 On-The-Line: Cradle to Grave (BBC2) - Using undercover tactics, journalists investigate cruelty in greyhound racing in both the UK and Ireland.
All essential aspects of the greyhound racing industry such as over breeding, training with live bait, staggering injury figures, doping, vivisection and export to Spain are brilliantly portrayed in this award winning documentary.
Seven people were convicted of animal cruelty as a result of the investigation.
Yet the most shocking feature of this daring film is that despite being made 15 years ago it remains as relevant now as it has ever been before.
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Kenyon Confronts: Gone to the Dogs - (2001) BBC One.
Paul Kenyon reveals the dark side of greyhound racing and exposes a world of race fixing and dog doping. Presenter infiltrated the greyhound racing world by posing as an owner and trainer. The undercover investigation found a trainer at one of London's top tracks who fixes races and a man selling drugs for dogs at tracks throughout northern England.
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A Dog's Breakfast - (not great quality) Do we really know what we're feeding our pets?. CBC expose on the pet food industry following the 2007 pet food recall.

Pedigree Dogs Exposed - BBC 2008, Pedigree Dogs Exposed claims that some pedigree dogs are so inbred that they're suffering from genetic diseases and health problems that can cause them pain and discomfort, and the number of these genetic problems is increasing at a frightening pace.

Lie of the Land
What are the real affect of the seemingly anti farming policies of the British government over that last few years? I only hope our foreign food imports aren't cut off sometime in future - because we're in trouble if they are.

(as noted by ACO22)
EARTHLINGS - is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

Inside Base Camp - An Animal Rights Debate

The Noble Horse- While this noble steed's role in a civilized society remains overshadowed by their automotive equivalent of horsepower, this was not always so. Gallop back in time where wild stallions roamed free in herds aplenty. Back to a time when these magnificent creatures stampeded across the Great Plains of America, the rocky mountain terrain of South America, and the desolate outback of the land down under. Forever branded by Hollywood through countless movies about the Wild West era, this educational video reins in the viewer with an honest look at the history, evolution, and the modern-day need for the domestic horse.

The Secret Life of Cats - From pampered show cats to strays in Miami, NGC explores the human bond with felines and the killer that still lives in these beloved companions.

Oprah's Puppy Mill Expose - Oprah is asking animal lovers to unite. Find out why it's important to know where a puppy really comes from before you take it home.
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The Human Animal - - 6 part 1994 TV series
A Personal View of the Human Species by Desmond Morris. This episode focuses on the planet's most advanced animal, beginning with a look at how man communicated before the evolution of language. Some gestures and expressions are so ingrained that we have not been able to erase them from our vocabulary.

The Language of the Body

The Hunting Ape

The Human Zoo

Biology of Love

The Immortal Genes

Beyond Survival

September 13th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks Cell.