Thursday, March 25, 2010
My friend has been talking about seeing this movie: ' Peaceable Kingdom' for a while now, and I have been resisting. I know it will break my heart. It just opened at the Canada International Film Festival and took home the Grand Jury Prize. It gives me hope to know that people are starting to wake up to how animals are treated.
I watched the preview video, and know that I must buy the DVD when it is released. I read some reviews and it sounds like an inspirational film, which shows farmers who change how they view animals and try to help them.
Any of you vegetarians out there, I would love to hear how you made the switch, and feel free to share your tips or favorite cookbooks.
This is such a tricky subject to write about. Basically for me, I believe in treating all living beings humanely, and with respect. I know there are some small conscientious farms out there, and with a bit of research, if someone so desires, they can find one to support that they can feel better about. Factory farms for me are disgraceful, and do not belong in a loving world. I don't believe we will ever have peace as long as they are allowed to thrive.
Please note: even though this is a preview, there are some sad scenes....but overall this film looks inspirational, and hopeful.