Animals Need You to Watch ‘Breaking the Chain’—Now FREE on Prime Video

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

If you watch one thing this week, for animals’ sake, make it Breaking the Chain, now streaming for FREE on Prime Video and for only $0.99 across all other video-on-demand services—including Apple TV, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Vimeo On Demand—for the next month.

This exceptional documentary will introduce you to the dogs, cats, and other animals caught up in a national crisis that nobody has talked about … until now! Through interviews and behind-the-scenes footage following PETA’s dedicated fieldworkers, you’ll meet the heroes who respond to calls for help around the clock and in all weather extremes. Watch the official trailer below:

You’ll meet Zena, an emaciated German shepherd who spent years chained in a backyard, tormented by flies, fleas, and mosquitoes—and Edith, a gentle chow mix who was chained outdoors for nearly a decade. To see all the heartwarming moments and hard-fought victories that prove how lives can change when people persist, you’ll have to watch Breaking the Chain.

“It’s one thing to hear about the animal neglect and overpopulation crisis and another to see for yourself how dogs are left to shiver, pant, limp, and suffer in backyards, where they’re confined to wire cages or tied to pieces of junk. This is what PETA sees every day, and I want everyone else to see it, too,” said Breaking the Chain executive producer Anjelica Huston.

Join PETA’s first responders on the front lines as they prevail against all odds. Discover how each one of us can change the world for animals in our own communities so that one day, no one will be condemned to a life sentence of isolation and deprivation, without love, respect, or even basic care.

Zena in 'Breaking the Chain' documentary

For dogs like Zena, a life sentence of isolation and deprivation—without companionship or even basic necessities like water in the heat of summer and shelter from winter storms—is a fate worse than death. Many of these animals’ only hope is the dedicated PETA field team, which combats the national epidemic of neglect and the companion animal overpopulation crisis.

As well as being available on all major video-on-demand services, this eye-opening documentary will be available for viewing as an official selection of the Richmond International Film Festival from September 8 to 13 and as an official selection of the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival from September 25 to October 4.

Press Play on Breaking the Chain

Discover the lives of neglected animals and the work of those who go out looking for them in order to answer their desperate calls for help. Watch Breaking the Chain now:

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If you’re ultra-inspired by the documentary’s two-legged stars, please consider applying to become a PETA fieldworker. We’re looking for diligent, hardworking, kind, professional, physically able individuals who care about animals—and who don’t mind getting a little dirt on their cargo pants.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

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