Friday, February 17, 2006

Don't Miss "Dealing Dogs" on HBO

C.C. Baird was America's most notorious dog dealer. For years he supplied the country's research labs with thousands of animals. Some of these dogs were strays, others were suspected to be stolen pets. One fearless animal rights group was desperate to shut down Baird's multi-million dollar operation. It finally succeeded in placing one of its agents undercover for six months inside his Arkansas kennel to videotape the hideous crimes committed against the dogs. This is the story of that harrowing investigation and its historic outcome.

Each year, 42,000 dogs are sold to veterinary schools and research labs by Class B dealers, who are required by federal law to buy the animals from pounds, shelters and small breeders and to treat them humanely. However, many Class B dealers violate the law. DEALING DOGS exposes the abuses that took place at one of America's most notorious Class B dealers - Martin Creek Kennel in Arkansas.

This important film featuring IDA's Doll Stanley premieres on HBO Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). It will air again Monday, February 27 at 10:30 p.m.