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This Incredible Short Film Exposing Animal Cruelty Will Turn You Vegan Overnight

This Incredible Short Film Exposing Animal Cruelty Will Turn You Vegan Overnight

The thought-provoking film won first place for the Tarshis Short Film Award category at the Animal Film Festival.

Over the last few years and decades, we have seen many marginalized and oppressed communities take a stand against injustice and fight for their rights. Whether it's Civil Rights for African-Americans or marriage rights for the LGBTQ+ community, the world has certainly changed for the better and continues to do so. The last group of oppressed beings in this list definitely have to be the animals that are killed every day for all sorts of purposes, be it food, fashion, testing, and more. Animal rights have also picked up a lot of pace over the years, and many people have been going vegan all over the world.

 



 

 

An animal rights organization called Last Chance for Animals (LCA) created a two-minute-long film set in a fictional fancy restaurant Casa De Carne. This restaurant is unlike others, even though it too sounds exotic, upmarket, and stylish. Casa De Carne literally translates to "meat house", and over here, whatever animal you order from the menu, you slaughter yourself before it is cooked and served to you. The film shows a person called Eric going out to eat with his friends. He orders the baby back ribs and is handed a knife and shut in a room with a pig. If he wants the dish he ordered, he must first kill the pig himself.

 



 

 

Eric cannot bring himself to do it and instead opts to pet the animal instead. However, it doesn't end happily for the pig as the chefs at Casa De Carne make Eric watch as a butcher slits the throat of his dinner for him. “Eric’s experience sheds light on hidden truths, in addition to raising some very important questions that all of us should ask ourselves,” notes Kinder World. Eric isn't alone here too, as a study from September 2018 revealed that over half the population in America could not take the life of an animal for food if they had to do it themselves.

 



 

 

The study also revealed that Rhode Island is the most “squeamish” state, with 70 percent prepared to abstain from meat if they had to kill for it. Most Utah and Louisiana residents would kill an animal for food with just 16 percent claiming they would rather go vegetarian or vegan. “We found that many men are interested in eating less meat, they just need social permission to do so,” said Emma Roe, a researcher at the university. “Men in the year-long research experienced social isolation among groups of male friends and acquaintances after reducing animal protein intake.” However, there is hope for the future, she maintains. “As more men make vegetarian and vegan choices, that permission is becoming more readily available,” she added.
 

 



 

 

Back to Casa De Carne - the thought-provoking film won first place for the Tarshis Short Film Award category at the Animal Film Festival. The award ceremony offers cash prizes for short films that “successfully, creatively, and convincingly highlight the issues of animal suffering in modern farming, food production, and/or laboratory research.” Previously, LCA has produced a short film called Food for Thought which portrayed a world where humans keep goats and pigs as exotic pets and eat parrots and poodles for food. That clip went on to win second place in the awards ceremony. 

 

 



 

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