Year of Release: Not Specified
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 13 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Approximately 9 billion animals are raised and killed for food every year in the United States. This video shows the lives and deaths of chickens, cattle, and pigs and makes a poignant case for vegetarianism. Please show this video to your friends, neighbors and coworkers as well as on your local cable television stations.
The purpose of factory farms is to produce the most meat, milk, and eggs using the least amount of space, time, and money. The animals suffer the consequences of these shortcuts. They endure mutilation - chicks have their beaks burned off, cattle and pigs are castrated, cattle are dehorned and branded - all without any painkillers.
Some, such as veal calves and mother pigs, are kept in lonely isolation, while others, such as chickens, are crowded so closely together that they can barely move. Factory farmers restrict animals' movement not only to save space, but also so that their energy goes toward producing flesh, eggs or milk for human consumption.
They spend their lives confined to concrete stalls and metal cages, terrified and suffering in such unnatural conditions. Their fear and pain end only after they have been driven through all weather extremes and without food or water, to the mechanized butchery of today's slaughterhouse, where millions of animals each year are skinned and dismembered while still conscious.
Though it shares much of the same footage as the other P.E.T.A. DVD in my collection, Earthlings, this film is not quite as effective in its delivery as the other. Though still a moving, disturbing piece, its brevity and more narrow scope give only a tiny glimpse of the cruelty of man against animals.
Not Rated (MPAA)
Year Of Release Not Specified