I Breathe took more than a year to complete and focuses on the big business of breeding purebred puppies in the United States. The documentary concentrates on Missouri, which is the largest producer of puppies in the country. The movie will open your eyes to the need for public awareness and make you question why domestic animals are treated as commodities. I Breathe chronicles what is involved on a rescue mission and profiles some of the dogs that are on their way to new lives. Top professionals in the dog breeding industry attend an unprecedented meeting to discuss why there is so much secrecy and reluctance to talk to the media. In one of the more startling moments of the film, it is revealed that Barb York, the president of the Missouri Pet Breeders Association, sold her 8-year-old Miniature Pincher at a dog auction for one penny. He had a retained testicle and should not have been bred. In addition, the dog had a painful hip condition that was left untreated and stage four dental disease.
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Ms. Nelson contacted Governor Nixon’s office via email and offered to send a complimentary copy of I Breathe. She did not receive a response, but decided to send a DVD anyway. The hope is that Governor Nixon and his staff will watch this documentary and realize the decisions that are made regarding the dog breeding industry are of interest not only in Missouri, but throughout the United States.
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I Breathe was produced, directed, written and edited by Jene Nelson. She is a multiple Emmy Award winning producer and the recipient of several Associated Press and Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards. Jene has taught classes on writing and producing and is a former Miss Colorado USA and competed in the 1979 Miss USA Pageant.