Mindless Killing Machine: The trailer for Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws.
Music video by the band S.P.O.C.K., featuring clips from one of the most popular Star Trek episodes, “The Trouble With Tribbles,” which originally aired in 1967.
“The Beaver” from the Hinterland’s Whose Who series, a much-loved series of public service announcements that aired in the 1960s and 70s and was sponsored by the federal government.
Marie Provost (1978): Nick Lowe singing about every pet owner’s worst fear: becoming your doggie’s dinner.
the trailer for Gorillas of the Mist (1988), Sigourney Weaver’s passionate portrayal of the zoologist and gorilla advocate Dian Fossey.
Michael McCain – the president of Maple Leaf Foods - apologize for his company’s responsibility in the listeria outbreak that led to the deaths of 15 people in Canada over the summer of 2008.
A cut from Charlotte’s Web, the 1973 animated film in which all the animals of the Zuckerman barnyard unite to save Wilber the pig from the slaughterhouse.
Now I want to turn our attention to another bad animal – another source of emotional and intellectual confusion. Let’s imagine you ‘re in Banff and you’ve venture out into the woods and just when you think you are all alone you hear something moving slowly through the bush snapping twigs under its weight. A large elk emerges from the brush and you think to yourself, “Wonderful, I have stumbled across a Hinterland Who’s Who moment of my own.” You then realize that the elk is burdened with a red radio collar. It is wearing this for two reasons: 1) The park wardens use the collar and satellite technology as a means of tracking the elk’s movements; and (2) It is also used as way identifying the elk as a rogue or bad animal. In this way, what was initially seen as the embodiment of the pristine nature of Canada is now seen as a prime example of the technology used to ensure parks management and the safety of visitors. In Banff, numerous animals along with this elk – including bears, wolves, and coyotes – have been transformed into individual radio beacons that move about the park constantly sending out signals.
This raises the question, “What would an elk’s playlist consist of? What songs would these radio-collared animals beam out to the world?
Gloria Gayner 1979 disco classic ”I Will Survive.”
Being Caribou: a clip from the 2004 NFB film documenting the husband-and-wife team Karsten Heuer and Leanne Allison as they follow the migration of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. This is no easy hike in the woods, but is instead a five-month trek that takes them across 1500 kilometres of no-man's land and ends at The Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The couple made this gripping journey to draw attention to the precariousness of the migration and how the herd's survival has been threatened by calls by George Bush and Sarah Palin to crave up the Refuge and hand parts of it over to the oil industry.
Killing Caribou: Clip featuring another husband-and-wife team, Fred and Michelle Eichler, as they stock, kill, and pose with two beautiful bucks.
HorseSex: Clip featuring another husband-and-wife team, Ken and Ellee, as they detail their x-rated passion for animals.
Jane Goodall sends Cheeta a chimpanzee Birthday Greeting for his 75th Birthday party in Palm Springs on April 9, 2007.
The trailer for Doctor Dolittle. This 1967 musical, starring Rex Harrison as the good doctor who goes to the dogs, also featured the last film appearance of chimpanzee actor Cheeta.
Cats on drugs: Segment on the properties of catnip from a British TV program, Weird Nature.
David Bowie's famous take on becoming animal: "Diamond Dogs" at the Nassau Coliseum 23rd March 1976.
Prince of a 1000 Enemies: The trailer for Richard Adam's classic rabbit tale, Watership Down (1978).
Deus Ex Machina - the god machine: Clip from Richard Kelly's 2001 film Donnie Darko, in which Donnie's English class debates the moral lessons of Watership Down.
The Great American Rat Race: Trailer for Sydney Pollack's 1969 epic drama, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Centered around a dance contest held at the height of the American Depression, the film is a scathing critique of capitalism and meanness of spirit that it produces.
A 2008 news report about the largest recall of beef in American History and how it was triggered by abusive practices at a California slaughterhouse.
Rat infestation at a KFC and Taco Bell in New York in 2007.
In this second clip from Charlotte’s Web (1973) Paul Lynde as Templeton the rat sings about the joys of the fair after dark.
Recipe for frog legs.
Clip from The Muppets Show in which the Swedish chef attempts to make muppet frog legs.
Michael McCain with a follow-up statement about the efforts to rid Maple Leaf Foods of the bacteria that caused the outbreak of listeria.
Clip from Bambi (1942) in which Bambi's mom dies.
Yogi Bear does a commercial for Kellogg's OK's cereal.
Heart performing the cover track from their 1987 hit record Bad Animals.