Europa, Relativity Media, Brick Mansion Productions Inc, Canal+, Cine+, present a 90 minute, PG-13, action, crime, drama, directed by Camille Delamarre, written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri with a theater release date of April 25, 2014.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and LBI Production presents a 109 minute, PG-13, comedy, romance, directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack with a theater release date of April 25, 2014.
The Weinstein Company, Archer Street Productions, Latitude Media, Lionsgate UK, Davis Films, Silver Reel, Thai Occidental Productions and Pictures in Paradise present a 116 minute, R rated, biography, drama, based on a true story, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson with a theater release date of April 11, 2014.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 23, 2014) - The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) and its continuing lawsuits seeking legal rights for four chimpanzees are the focus of The New York Times magazine's cover story this Sunday, April 27th. The article by Charles Siebert is already available online at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/magazine/the-rights-of-man-and-beast.html.
Siebert followed attorney Steven M. Wise last year as he prepared a series of groundbreaking lawsuits petitioning courts in New York State to recognize Tommy and three other chimpanzees as having the fundamental legal right to bodily liberty via a writ of habeas corpus.
The article describes how Wise gained access to Tommy, who was being held in a dark shed at a used trailer lot. Another chimpanzee was being held at a private home, and two others at a research laboratory.
The lawsuits, which were filed in December 2013, are based on scientific evidence proving that chimpanzees are self-aware and autonomous, and that these plaintiffs should be released to sanctuaries. The cases are currently making their way through the appellate courts. (Details on the current progress of each case can be found on the NhRP website here.)
"We've been working to bring these cases for 25 years," said attorney Wise. "Charles Siebert's article captures the plight of these animals. They have highly complex levels of cognition, but the legal system still regards them as nothing more than people's property. That's what we're working to change."
The Nonhuman Rights Project is currently preparing future lawsuits on behalf of other cognitively complex, autonomous animals - specifically elephants, orcas and dolphins, and other great apes.
Video Op-Doc: Also on The New York Times website is a video by Oscar-winning documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus tracing the journey of Wise and his team as they prepare the cases.
About the Nonhuman Rights Project: The NhRP is the first and only organization demanding that, based on scientific evidence, courts recognize the entitlement of certain nonhuman animals to such basic rights as bodily liberty.
For more information on the Nonhuman Rights Project, please visit www.nonhumanrights.org.
For Immediate Release:
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, will hit the road this weekend with a team from National Mill Dog Rescue to rescue puppy mill dogs. Dogs saving dogs!
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's two tiny Chihuahuas saving dogs from puppy mills! Once again, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, are traveling through the Midwest with 'Harley to the Rescue' to save dogs from puppy mills with National Mill Dog Rescue. They will leave April 26 on yet another rescue trip through the Midwest, planning to save more than 50 dogs.
Harley, a 13 year old Chihuahua and an iconic figure in the world of puppy mill awareness through social media, spent 10 years as a commercial breeder in a puppy mill. His one-eyed, grizzled image is immediately recognizable, due primarily to the fact he lost an eye being power washed at the puppy mill. Although suffering with congestive heart failure, he actively uses his Facebook page with 44,000+ followers to spread awareness about the cruel realities of puppy mills and raise funds for non-profit rescue groups.
Teddy, a newcomer to the social media world, lived his first 7 years in a puppy mill and was rescued from his cage a year ago. As Harley's 'Team Driver', Teddy uses his page with 17,000+ followers to spread puppy mill awareness and share his experiences of learning about life outside the cage. .
'Harley to the Rescue' started out as a campaign to raise the $2,500 needed to fund one rescue of approximately 25-30 dogs. To date, these two dogs have raised over $150,000 to rescue 265 dogs from the horrific conditions in puppy mills.
Through their social media outlets, they chronicle their journey into the world of puppy mills, all from the perspective of puppy mill survivors. Dogs Saving Dogs! Follow the mission of these 'caped crusaders' and support their cause!
To learn more: https://www.youcaring.com/harley-to-the-rescue
National Mill Dog Rescue is a Colorado Springs based 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes discarded commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR relies on volunteers to care for the dogs, from the moment they are surrendered to the time they are adopted and beyond. The organization depends on the generosity of the public to provide the high level of care for our dogs and to continue to be able to save them.
National Mill Dog Rescue started with a single sentence in an e-mail that Theresa Strader received: "50 Italian Greyhounds in need." A large-scale breeding operation, or 'puppy mill' was going out of business and all 561 dogs were going to auction. One of those dogs was a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound named Lily. The moment their eyes met through the wire of Lily's tiny cage, Theresa knew her life had changed forever and that this new life would include Lily and a mission to bring about lasting change.
In honor of Lily, National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007 to give a voice to mill dogs across the country. Since then, NMDR has rescued more than 8,700 puppy mill survivors, all while maintaining a strict no-kill policy. Every single dog that comes through the doors is spayed or neutered and given whatever additional medical care they need - without exception. They are groomed, many of them for the very first time. Years of filth and matted fur are removed, allowing the beautiful dog underneath to shine. Soon they learn about all the simple pleasures that they had never previously known - clean water, toys and treats, a soft bed, and most importantly, the love of a human companion.
Harley's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/harleyfreighttraintaylor Teddy's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teddybearburchfield
Visit National Mill Dog Rescue's website: http://milldogrescue.org
Warner Bros. Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, DMG Entertainment and Straight Up Films present a 119 minute, PG-13, drama, mystery, sci-fi, directed by Wally Pfister and written by Jack Paglen with a theater release date of April 18, 2014.
TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Roth Films present a 100 minute, PG, drama, directed by Randall Wallace, book by Todd Burpo and screenplay by Chris Parker with a theater release date of April 16, 2014.
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