Short Film: The Meatrix® II, Revolting
About the Film
The Meatrix® II, Revolting continues to expose the ugly truth behind today’s industrial factory farms that produce the majority of our meat and dairy in the U.S.
Moopheus explains to Leo the truth about factory farming. He says, “let’s go inside a factory farm to see what’s really inside.” Inside Leo sees a modern day dairy factory where cows live in unhealthy, inhumane conditions, crowded tightly together. The cows are sick and their tails have been cut off. They live without sunlight or daylight. Here the cows are pumped with RGBH, an artificial growth hormone banned in both the EU and Canada, but permitted in the U.S. Calves are separated from their mothers at birth, and the mother cows bellow for their calves for weeks, grieving from their offspring being forcibly taken from them.
The calves are then sent to veal farms and fed a diet of milk replacer, that is actually from dead cows blood, Moopheus explains that “the dead are fed back to the living,” which is how Mad Cow disease is spread.
What a factory farm is like:
- Animals are packed as closely together as possible–often cannot move, turn around, walk, and never go outside or see sunlight. Their natural behaviors are thwarted in order to live in extreme confinement.
- Animal distress and misery is so horrific in these confined spaces it causes them to bite and be aggressive, so corporations began systematic mutilations of their bodies to keep control of them and force them to live in such cramped spaces.
- Animals can’t get enough fresh air to breathe – they breathe their excrement 24/7 (ammonia fumes) and as a result suffer respiratory problems.
- Corporations have added a daily stream of antibiotics to keep these animals alive — we ingest these antibiotics by eating meat, eggs, and dairy. These antibiotics are causing antibiotic resistance and cancers in humans. The overuse of antibiotics has become epidemic.
- The 12 million pounds of excrement that animals breathe daily from their waste, is polluting our air and water systems, and causing greenhouse gases contributing to climate change.
- Factory farms are destroying communities and destroying small and medium-sized local farms.
- Factory farms are brutally inhumane to animals, causing their constant suffering on an unimaginable level.
What you can do to stop factory farming:
1. Eat less meat or stop eating meat and dairy altogether; transition to a plant-based diet.
2. Buy plant-based substitutes or alternatives to meat and dairy products. For milk, you can buy plant-based milks available in various nuts, grains, and seeds like including soy, hazelnut, almond, cashew, hemp, and rice milk.
3. If you do buy meat, buy only from small local family farms that support humane animal practices and natural animal behaviors. Don’t buy meat or dairy from factory farmed suppliers or companies.
Credits: Produced by Free Range Studios and Sustainable Table
Learn more about The Meatrix® series here.