Jill & Tony Curtis are coming to Montreal

    MONTREAL, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The legendary American cinema actor Tony
Curtis and his wife will be in Montreal between August 21 and 26 for the World
Film Festival.
    The famous couple will come to present their film "The Jill & Tony Curtis
Story", on its North American Premiere, scheduled for 2:30 pm next Saturday
August 23, at the Quartier Latin (Cineplex).
    Distributed in Canada by Evolution Video & Television, through its
"Collection Passion chevaux", this film gives a moving account of the fight
Jill & Tony Curtis are leading to ensure love and respect for the dignity of

    "The Jill & Tony Curtis story"

    One day, while surfing on the Net, Jill felt deeply disturbed by a world
of so much cruelty that she decided to make it her workhorse effort. Each
year, atrocities, tortures and lingering death are what can be expected by
more than 100,000 horses doomed to die in slaughterhouses. There, with no
consideration for their loyalty and services rendered to their owners, this
most beautiful human conquest has often no choice but to be cut up alive.
    Inspired by Oprah Winfrey's words -make good use of your life-, Jill's
fight for dignity was the new direction she decided to take for her life. With
the support of her husband Tony Curtis, the famous American cinema actor, she
created the Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, a place of peace for 400 horses
in need she saved from that horrible experience. Comfort care, rehabilitation
and restoring confidence are some of the sustaining care they receive at the
sanctuary. But despite her efforts, many more horses will not be able to
escape from affright, just like this foal which has not eaten nor drank water
for three days, she cannot save them all.
    The couple fame served as a leverage effect in their search for support
among members of the Senate to proscribe those practices and pass the bill
H.R.503/S.311 that would officially ban american horse slaughtering and their
transportation to slaughterhouses in other countries like Canada et Mexico.
    The cause is still pending. Meanwhile, thousands and thousands horses are
betrayed by the ones in whom they placed their confidence.

For further information:

For further information: Jocelyne Côté, (450) 782-2101, Cell: (450)
494-3259, escapade2@sympatico.ca; Diane Lapointe, (450) 561-5541

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