after it sat on my FiVo for two years and one month, i finally watched dealing dogs the other day. it’s an HBO documentary that focuses on class B dealers, who buy and sell dogs for medical research. there is a fair bit of shady goings-on and a metric assload of really sad stories if you start reading up on it, and because of that i put off watching the film. also, i was hoping to watch it with my husband, but after 2+ years i gave up and decided to stop waiting. i was home the other day with a cat on my lap (otherwise known in this house as “trapped on the couch”), so i sucked it up and pressed play.
i really liked it. the documentary focuses on one specific kennel and an undercover agent from last chance for animals, and it takes place over the course of about a year. there is a lot of heartbreaking footage, but it brings to light a lot of stuff that the general public doesn’t know (but really really should!), and there’s a happy ending. i highly recommend it. in fact i’m keeping it on my FiVo in the hopes that my husband will watch it anyway. 😉