Twenty-two-year-old Holly loves her dog Suki, she paints Suki's nails and puts diamantes on them and feeds her non-stop treats. Mikki lives in a rough part of London, so for protection he is training his six-month-old pup Chicka to bite. While on the street, he never has his pup on the lead, posing a danger not only to Chicka but others on the street. In the hope of becoming better pet owners, Holly and Mikki travel to South Africa to spend a week with dogs that are trained to track down rhino poachers.
Essex hairdresser Ed treats his two little pugs like royalty. He feeds them the finest human food, dresses them in the latest fashions and lets them have the run of the house. The dogs' behaviour is becoming a growing issue for Ed's partner, who is fed up. Single, stay-at-home mum Bexy is trapped in her house, spending more time looking after her unruly labrador than her three-year-old son. Ed and Bexy both leave their dogs behind and travel to Canada to spend a week working with a special operations group and their army dogs.
Mishak from Wembley doesn't believe his staffie-cross dogs should be on a lead and breeds them for money while glamour model Amy doesn't believe in training her pet Jack Russell, Milo. Could the fact that she never got over the death of her previous pet dog have something to do with her lack of effort?
Experts agree that bad dog behaviour is mainly down to bad owners and that the owners need to be fixed first. Don't Blame the Dog, is a unique series that challenges young dog owners with bad attitudes to spend a week living with people who depend on dogs - some for their survival in extreme environments around the world, and others who depend on them for their jobs. In an effort to try and better handle their own dogs, these dog owners must first try to master the working dogs.
Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Marshall Curry's documentary tells a timely story of political action and environmental beliefs at loggerheads. His reconstruction of the recent history and unravelling of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a fascinating exploration of a modern revolutionary movement and its efficacy. Fusing fervent concerns about ecological imbalance and capitalism run amok, ELF members and sleeper cells destroyed facilities involved in deforestation to remove the profit potential from companies wreaking environmental destruction. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Richard Smith explains how the rusting of the oceans produced the iron ore now mined in the Pilbara.
In this clip, the past 200 million years of tectonic plate movement is explained in less than four minutes.
This documentary looks at the devastating impact over-fishing has had, and is having, on our oceans. Filmed over two years, it provides a dramatic expose of those in power who are taking advantage of the seas with catastrophic consequences on the world's fish supplies.
The exploration of the Mariana Trench in the 1950s helped form geologists' theory of plate tectonics.
Whether we like it or not we are heading towards a profound change. The climate, population growth, species extinction, resource consumption and such are just running wild. More and more people are becoming aware about these challenges and are engaging in different plans and initiatives in order to change the world before it's too late. This program introduces some of the people at the forefront these initiatives.
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