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RE: [animalrights-177] re: video

From: Bailey
Sent on: Monday, December 3, 2007 9:57 AM
After seeing Meet your Meat, I opted to become vegan after being vegetarian for just 8 months. It took me weeks to even get myself to watch the video & when i finally did I cried thru the whole thing. It compelled me to make the commitment to become vegan & everytime I get tempted to eat desserts (my achiles heel!) I think about the tortured & slaughtered animals on the video.
 
It is true that some people don't make the connection of animal slaughter & the meat on their plate & some simply don't want to know. I certainly have not had any success getting friends & family to watch the video. And the one co-worker who did watch the video, the footages didn't effect change for him. But at least it made him aware of the situation and that's all we can hope for by continuing to show these footages. Hopefully it will have a long lasting affect on people and it will incite change and compassionate living.

cindy <[address removed]> wrote:
I feel the same way. I've noticed that yes, some people who pass by get upset and offended that we are showing these videos, but I think they respond that way because they do feel a twinge of guilt that they are contributing to this killing by continuing to eat meat and they don't want to acknowledge it by witnessing these videos. Many will stop and watch in horror that this is happening, and ask why this violence occurs. Some people don't even know what goes on in a slaughterhouse. Thanks to all those happy cows commercials, many still think animals live on farms like they did many decades ago. We are just trying to make them aware of the situation. I personally became a vegetarian after watching a documentary on factory farming. It changed my whole perspective.


From: [address removed]
Subject: [animalrights-177] re: video
To: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 3 Dec[masked]:21:46 -0500

Regarding video's of a graphic nature, it is a double-edged sword.  Some people will be unhappy to see such footage.  But in our highly desensitized world where graphic images bombard the average tv and web viewer, most people will only take notice if there is graphic footage.

I was a dietary vegan for six years.  It was a graphic video showing cats and dogs in Asia being used for food that spurred me to the realization that being silent about the  abuses of animals was not good enough.  So for the last 10 years I have been active in animal rights campaigning, all prompted by that video and others leading up to it.

So I understand your concerns but just to throw the idea out there, I think that the amount of harm done by showing responsibly graphic video is far outweighed by the positive change it creates.  Aouie has deleted certain portions that are the most graphic with the over-graphic concern in mind.

My 2 cents.

Dave







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