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“Animal Connection," the show, brings awareness of how inextricably linked all living things inhabiting the earth really are. Some of these relationships— connections— are already broken, some are in grave peril, but many are healthy and getting stronger. As our human population grows and our footprint enlarges, the often delicate balances along the boundaries change. Our show will reveal these shifting links between humans and animals; we will see through the eyes of the species whose lives are interwoven, either by design or circumstance.
Our show will take viewers on a journey. We will go behind the scenes of animal organizations like shelters, zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, training centers, preserves, and more, all across the country. We will get an insider’s view into what it takes to keep a shelter running or how animals caught between wildness and domestication are trained and fully integrated into captivity or released back into the wild.
We will also closely examine the connections that have developed with domesticated animals that live and work alongside humans. Additionally, we will look at the complex relationships that evolve in circumstances that bring people and animals together by accident. Whether we are in the rainforest or in an inner city dog pound, we have connections with the animal world that are fascinating, evolving, and critical to our survival.
Of course the Animal Connection will be fun and entertaining as well. Many celebrities and professional athletes are animal lovers and lend their names to animal causes. We will have several guest celebrities who will show viewers how they have connected with animals and how their lives have changed as a result. Donating money is not the only way to help animals, so we will include things that all of us can do and show how our actions, locally, regionally, and globally affect animals. The Animal Connection Hot Tip of the Day will contain useful information for viewers wanting to get more involved or tips to help our audience make small changes in their daily routines that, in the end, have an impact on the natural world.
The purpose of our show is not to judge or condemn, but to bring awareness to the consequences, positive, negative, and neutral, that occur as we learn to coexist with all the inhabitants of our planet. We hope to inspire viewers to make their own connections with animals and the natural world, in ways they had not thought about before and in ways that fit into their lifestyles.