Most people would be shocked to learn of the cruelty that animals raised for food face on today’s factory farms. Many animal protection groups have documented the conditions animals face in factory farms, in transport, and in slaughterhouses. For example, watch the 2014 Mercy for Animals Canada exposé of the beating of mother or “dairy” cows in Chilliwak, British Columbia, “The Dark Side of Dairy.” Watch Toronto Pig Save activists give water to thirsty pigs in transport truck in “Water for Pig Angel Victims during Toronto’s Heat Wave” and Toronto Cow Save activists bear witness of a crippled cow and a cow with a horribly, protruding eye waiting in a transport truck in front of a Toronto slaughterhouse.
The movies below educate, inform and help us to see the animals used, abused, and hidden from our view and our consciousness – the ghosts in our machine.
The Ghosts In Our Machine asks the question “Are nonhuman animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?” It follows animal photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year. Her powerful photographs invite us to consider non-human animals as individuals.
Philip Wollen : Animals Should Be Off The Menu debate
“Philip was vice president of Citibank… At age 40, he witnessed cruelty on such a colossal scale that it affected him profoundly. He decided to give away everything he owned with warm hands, and die broke… Today he devotes his life to children, animals, the environment, the terminally ill, the homeless and the arts.”
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home
This award-winning, life-changing documentary features five farmers, a humane officer, an animal rescuer, and a cow named Snickers, who will make you laugh and cry, expand your consciousness, and challenge your ideas about farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, the animals themselves.
EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, … this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place. The full movie can be viewed free online.
How much do we really know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families?
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.
Specieism The Movie: You’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans. – Prepare for a whole new species of animal rights documentary.