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Review for World Animal Awareness Society, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I saw “An American Opera” on January 29, 2009 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "An American Opera" is a documentary made by Tom McPhee of World Animal Awareness Society about the crisis facing domestic animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was an amazing movie which moved me to tears, opened my eyes, and (eventually) moved me to action on behalf of another group of helpless animals. One of the messages that I took away from "An American Opera" - and World Animal Awareness Society in general - is that you have to get out there and do something. As corny as it sounds, everyone can do something - everyone has some resource (if not money, then time or skills) that can help animals, which subsequently can make our world a better place. I realized that I needed to utilize my professional skills to advocate on behalf of animals who do not have a voice and to make people aware of the many injustices that still face animals today. I have always considered myself an "animal person," but after becoming aware of the amazing work done by the World Animal Awareness Society I realized how passive I was in this belief. Tom McPhee and World Animal Awareness Society are doing important work to raise awareness of the many, many issues facing animals around the world. I encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the stories told by World Animal Awareness Society and then to reflect on what resources you have that you can utilize to help remedy some of the problems identified by WA2S.

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