undercurrentspaulo | October 08, 2010
Join Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is “the one”, Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.
The Meatrix- animation spoof
Updated: Aug. 1, 2014; added 2 more videos
Meet Your Meat
Alfie A on Nov 22, 2010
Meet Your Meat is a documentary about factory farming created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), narrated by Alec Baldwin, and directed by Bruce Friedrich and Cem Akin. The documentary explores the treatment of animals in modern animal agriculture (also known as industrial agriculture or factory farming).
The film documents several cases of cruelty to animals, including: * Egg-laying hens live in crowded cages, six or seven hens to one battery cage the size of a file drawer. * Cattle are castrated, their horns are ripped off, and third-degree burns (livestock branding) are inflicted on them, all without anesthetic. * Cows used for their milk have their babies stolen from them shortly after birth. These calves are sent to veal farms. * Chickens bred and drugged to grow so quickly that their hearts, lungs, and limbs often can’t keep up. * Mother pigs (sows) are confined to gestation crates that are so small that the pigs cannot turn around or even lie down. * Chickens’ and turkeys’ beaks are burned or cut off without anesthetic.
Meat the Truth
GlobeTransformer on Apr 1, 2010
This video discusses an issue that is almost always overlooked when “officials and science” discuss climate.
*What about the 90 BILLION animals raised for food production. The energy to grow their food, to feed them, to transport them, to slaughter and finally to your local grocer in the form of packaged flesh OR prepared / frozen meals and various by-products.
Let’s not forget these billions of beings produce massive amounts of feces and urine and it has to go somewhere. Negative health issues aside, this practice most certainly contributes to wide scale pollution and contamination of our air, water and land.
The comparison in this film to cars and C02 emissions is to point out what is not being discussed.
*[When animals roamed freely, it was natural fertilizer, their excretions left on the ground, however CAFO intensive farms, which have thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of animals create cesspools of feces and urine. Tanker trucks take this untreated waste and spray it on our non-organic food crops. The run off from this and the pool collection is washed into rivers and streams, contaminates soil and air. Bottom line, it’s the “QUANTITY”. Google – factory farm lagoons – & see images].
The documentary Meat the Truth is the first major project undertaken by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation. Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by Marianne Thieme (leader of the Party for the Animals), which forms an addendum to earlier films that have been made about climate change. Although such films have convincingly succeeded in drawing public attention to the issue of global warming, they have repeatedly ignored one of the most important causes of climate change, namely: intensive livestock production. Meat the Truth has drawn attention to this by demonstrating that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together.
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