We are dedicated to the fact that every living being has a right to live well, in peace and free from suffering, life threatening situations, cruelty and violence. This project seeks to get to the bottom of animal cruelty and violations of animal rights by finding out where these violations originate in order to shine light so that awareness can create change on a global scale. Animal Empire sets out to accomplish this all while keeping the audience engaged with adventure, travel, excitement and many positive stories on animals, their amazing abilities as well as their capacity for helping humans.
Animal Empire, an animal docu-series, will put you in the middle of exotic locations and dangerous situations all from behind the safety of your screen, all for the sake of saving endangered and in-danger animals and inspire our audience to do the same. This is an interactive animal adventure like never before. We will travel across the world on a quest to save all types of animals that are either being mistreated, are endangered, or on the verge of extinction. This is a high energy, engaging, and fun animal and wildlife docu series that combines exotic travel and amazing animals with a quirky, intelligent and passionate guide.
We want to save the lives of innocent, voiceless animals around the world through action, education, raising awareness, creating change and inspiring others to do the same. We will show it as a fast paced adventure that spans the globe over all types of terrain and through all sorts of dangers – all to save the lives of these beautiful animals! That is why we are hoping that you, our last hope, will feel as passionately about animals as we do and will join us on this journey.
Host Angela Daun is a lifelong animal enthusiast who has been rescuing wounded and abandoned animals her whole life. Now she will take that giant leap into the wild, putting her life at risk in order to save the lives of innocent animals. But she won’t do it alone. Along with a team of renowned experts, Angela will fight for endangered and in-danger animals while traveling to remote and dangerous areas around the world, occasionally with the help of guest hosts, actors, models and personalities that you will recognize from film, TV and the Internet.
Animal Empire will not only investigate the depth and realities of current issues related to animal cruelty, abuse and endangerment but actually do something about it! We will not just show you what is happening, we will find ways to make change – to actually save these creatures ! Angela and her team will explore the up-close and personal dangers to helpless animals and team up with experts and organizations designed to save them. Animal Empire won’t just help animals but also question those that mean them harm by confronting them. By interviewing hunters, poachers, animal experts and activists, veterinarians, wildlife biologists, land developers and conservationists, we will explore both sides.
Animal Empire also wants to explore and raise awareness about the intelligence and therapeutic qualities of animals by revealing how the gap between humans and animal species is being bridged by therapy programs that humanely use the natural intuition and intelligence of animals like dolphins, horses, cats, wolves and dogs to treat an array of physical, emotional and mental disorders and ailments. Animal Empire will also uncover the secret language of animals and show you the world from their perspective, the incredible intelligence and gifts they have to offer the world and what we can learn from them as well as the unbelievable and irreplaceable role they play in holding our ecosystem and world together.
It will be a wild, emotional, adventurous, and even a tumultuous ride that will show us the modern world of animal issues, discoveries and conservation. You will see what is being done to save them and what needs to be done!
From the Irrawaddy dolphin of the Indo-Pacific that is at risk from entanglement in gillnets, electrocution from electric fishing, to the hunting of the Amur Leopard of Russia with only 30-35 of the animals remaining, to the Iberian Lynx of Spain, the Asian Unicorn, of Vietnam and Laos or the pangolin poaching in China. From the better known lions, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes and elephants to the wolves, bobcats & marine life of North America and the nearly extinct Vaquita dolphin of Mexico to the injustices of the domestic animal "shelter" system to the ever cruel fur and dog meat trade in Asia as well as the black market for animal parts and exotic pets. We will tackle these as well as many other animal issues all around the world. We will research, seek out, explore, and embark on an adventurous quest to help save these beautiful beings and the environment that is their home.
This fast paced journey will be ripe with excitement, exotic locations, risky endeavors, and colorful characters that will make every minute a literal
cliffhanger! Host Angela Daun will show you the way to these incredible beasts and that to know them is to love them. And to love them is to save them. You don't want to miss out on being a part of revolutionary information and insight that could forever alter the way we interact with the animal empire!
We have worked hard to come up with some exciting rewards for you, because we know you care as much as we do about animals! From photographic prints to limited edition T-shirts and mugs, to giving your name to an animal that you helped us save! We want your involvement because we know you care. You can truly be part of our animal empire! We welcome everyone’s thoughts because we know that all of us have the same goal, and we will get there!
Stretch Goals: While our minimum goal of $25,000 will allow us to create the pilot episode in North America, there are many more stories we want to tell - and even more animals around the world to save. Please help us reach our stretch goals that are listed below.
For each funding goal we reach, we will be able to cover those territories and animals as well as the ones below it as seen on this list.
Risks and challenges
With a project that involves extensive traveling over all types of terrain, often in dangerous conditions, there are bound to be risks and challenges. While these elements will only raise the stakes when it comes to good storytelling, we will rely on proper planning and attaining the proper guides and experts along the way to help ensure everyone’s safety. We see risk as an opportunity to do the right thing. Nothing great comes easy, and we know we will have to push the limits in order to help animals and species themselves that are at risk.
It will be challenging to not only find these endangered and in-danger animals, but also to confront those that are harming them, and even more challenging to actually save the animals we are passionate about protecting. But this is our commitment to you. Throughout the production, we will keep you updated on our progress, challenges, successes, and even failures as we face them.
Every pledge will help to overcome these challenges and bring the project to completion... The more pledges, the more we can do, the further we can go and the more animals we can help.
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