via press releases:
ANIMAL PLANET INVESTIGATES: GANG DOGS
World Premiere Monday, August 16 at 10 PM ET
For centuries, dogs have been man’s best friends and loyal companions. But today, the nation’s most feared gangs have corrupted their canine comrades, turning them into savage guard dogs, unwitting gang symbols, and vicious fighters. In cities as varied as Fresno, CA, Columbus, OH, and Chicago, IL, local authorities have seen increasing numbers of dogs utilized for gang purposes, with at least 60 percent of dog fighting cases related to gang activity. However, in the face of this cruelty, various organizations are working to give rescued gang dogs a second chance at life-and bring their owners to justice.
DOGS 101: Season 3
Premieres Saturday, August 28, at 8 PMThe most comprehensive – and most endearing – dog encyclopedia on television is back! With more than 150 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club,DOGS 101 will spotlight the adorable, the feisty and the unexpected. A wide-ranging rundown of everyone’s favorite dog breeds-from the Dalmatian to Xoloitzcuintli -this series will survey a variety of breeds for their behavioral quirks, genetic history, most famous examples and wildest trivia. Learn which dogs are best for urban living and which ones are most family friendly. Using a mix of animal experts, pop-culture footage and stylized dog photography,DOGS 101 is an unprecedented look at man’s best friend.
World Premiere Sunday, August 8 at 8 PM (ET/PT)
From feral dogs to cougars, coyotes to pythons, monkeys to elephants -species from across the globe seem to be demonstrating increasingly violent tendencies towards humans. And the aggression isn’t just coming from the predators you’d expect -from stingrays to birds – even the traditionally docile appear to be turning on man like never before. Are these attacks random acts or part of an emerging pattern? Could something more calculated, more sinister be going on? Is it possible that these violent outbursts are deliberate acts of retribution against mankind? Narrated by Richard Belzer, THE UPRISING explores surprising examples of animal aggression and begs the question – is the animal kingdom out for blood?