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Man and Animal

Synopsis
Explores peoples relationship with other animals - from love and devotion to cruelty and greed. Shows a multiple sclerosis sufferer who is totally dependent on her dog, a paraplegic who relies on his rhesus monkey who responds to sixty different commands. In contrast dogs are eaten in Korea and cats in Guan. Westerners pamper their pets and ignore cruelty towards livestock. Biologist Richard Dawkins points out the similarities between man and animal, simliarities that could lead to more animals in medical experiments and organ transplants.
Series
Network First, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distribution; 1997 sale: £25.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on ITV on 21/11/95.
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
animal experiments; animal welfare; disabled people; guide dogs; monkeys

Credits

Director
Antony Thomas
Producer
Antony Thomas
Writer
Antony Thomas
Contributor
Barry Reynolds
Cast
Richard Dawkins 

Production Company

Name

Carlton UK Productions

Distributor

Name

Carlton UK Television Ltd

Web
http://www.carlton.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0115 986 3322
Fax
0115 964 5202
Address
Video Resources Unit
East Midlands TV Centre
Lenton Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2NA

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