A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series’ overall theme is that all animals should be valued. Animal activism, healing, and rescue are all topics associated with this.
Positive Role Models
Some rescue organizations focus more on taking in, and taking care of, disabled, abused, or neglected animals. Others are committed to actively raising awareness or engaging in actions against animal agriculture and animal cruelty. One episode features children with a range of disabilities and other challenges. One activist notes that she’s on probation.
Violence & Scariness
Animals are shown with a range of different injuries (but still living full lives). People are shown chanting and yelling during protest activities. Animal agriculture is considered violent by vegan activists.
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Products & Purchases
Signs and logos for different rescues and organizations are visible. They are featured in context, but it also feels like it's for promotional reasons.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that That Animal Rescue Show is a documentary series that features different animal rescue and activist groups around greater Austin, Texas. All episodes highlight the idea that all animals should be valued, but each episode features different content, ranging from images of animals with birth defects and other healed injuries, to animal activists protesting at events and making references to legal troubles and radical acts. There's not really any mature content, but kids who are super sensitive to animals may feel emotional watching some of the stories unfold.
Is It Any Good?
This interesting series features different organizations who are committed to rescuing animals in their own unique ways. While some of the operations are more gentle and community service oriented, others are committed to animal rights activism and reducing animal agriculture.
The show's overall theme is about valuing all animals, but some episodes are more uplifting than others. But it's cinematic in its approach, which, unlike the average unscripted TV series, allows each story to be told with more depth. If you're interested in animals or animal rescue, That Animal Rescue Show is a series you'll enjoy tuning into.
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