If you look around America's public, I can guarantee you that you will see at least one food advertisement. The world's food industry has changed drastically, we no longer raise animals, we produce living food. This movie has opened my eyes to just how uncaring the industry is to the animals it “raises”.
Animals may seem like cannon fodder to the people who produce sustenance, but personally, I think animals are much more than that. Every living being has a soul and feelings. I eat chicken, pork, and beef, but that doesn't mean that I condone the mistreatment of animals, which is exactly what I believe these big market companies are forcing the farmers to do. One chicken farmer stood her ground because she knew what she did to these chickens was not right. And it's not just the chickens, it's cows ans pigs too! Do you let other dogs trample all over yours? Do you allow others to harm your horses? Why then, would you let chickens trample each other to death? Animals should all have rights, whether that animal is destined for your lap or your plate. Animal cruelty is animal cruelty and should be treated as such regardless of the fact that that animal is just going to be eaten. It has feelings while it's alive, does it not? I don't believe these animals have any rights. At the most they have the right to eat, grow, and die. They aren't allowed to actually live. These poor animals are a product. There isn't anything to define them as a chicken except for their biological structure. They are treated like scum, kept in the dark with no concept of an outside world. Some rights they should be graced with are the right to the outdoors, the right to roam, most importantly, the right to live!
Richard Lobb of the National Chicken Council says in this film, “in a way, we're not producing chickens, we're producing food.” This statement really angers me. Just because the chicken is food, does not mean that it is not a chicken! It is still...