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Year
2005
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Shaun Monson
Genres
Horror, Documentary
Rating *
8.7
Votes *
11,907
Checks
1,911
Favs
194
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
10.2% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. TheMajor's avatar

    TheMajor

    Well-sourced.

    Some of the footage is a little older, but as it is hard to acquire, understandable.

    The narration is better than I expected. There were very few (but some) statements that seemed invalid, irrelevant or far-fetched. This is quite rare in a documentary of this type: one that exposes problems or an issue.

    I have been planning to watch this for almost a year, and I have been postponing it over and over again. Being familiar with similar footage from PETA and other organizations, I knew what to expect, and I knew it would not be a pleasant experience. I finally watched it and I was very glad when it was over. I will never watch it again, but I think every person should watch it at least once. Or watch parts of it, like the first 30-45 minutes.

    Although some scenes in the movie are not representative of every day routines, most of the well known methods of slaughter are depicted in the movie and are by no means exceptions. Furthermore, the methods of handling the animals before the actual slaughter, although illegal in some western countries, can not be effectively supervised and prevented by government law enforcement institutions. Especially when only a few people are involved at the actual scene. It still happens all the time.

    Even if the average animal in the food, entertainment or clothing industry would only suffer 0,01% as much as the ones in this movie, it is still way beyond all common values and ethics.
    10 years ago
  2. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    Animal rights is an important topic, but I was disappointed in this movie given its high rating. Disturbing imagery requires more context, focus, and finesse. This was not a balanced or deep look into how animals are or should be used for food and research. Nor was it at least edu-taining like The Cove. 9 years 12 months ago
  3. tylerdurden's avatar

    tylerdurden

    very graphic but very necessary 11 years 11 months ago
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