|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-29-2017 12:08 PM|
|Jamie in Chile||OK, good point, I hadn't thought about that type of rescue. I guess it depends on exactly what we mean by rescue.|
|09-28-2017 10:28 PM|
Regardless, chickens do not belong to humans, and nor do the eggs that chickens produce. Let the chickens eat their own eggs to regain calcium, protein and calories, and save yourself the negative health effects of eggs... *shrug*
|09-28-2017 03:46 PM|
|Jamie in Chile||But that point is more important if the person that has backyard chickens has purchased them from a commercial source and would not apply to hens that were rescued in some way. In the first case, the person that purchased the hens has provided financial support for the killing of the males and probably caused more of it to happen, but in the second case neither is the case.|
|09-27-2017 09:14 PM|
|09-27-2017 04:03 PM|
|09-27-2017 03:38 PM|
|Jamie in Chile||
Godwin's law asserts that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1."
I am making a new version of this law. I'll call it Fox's law.
"As an online discussion abot veganism grows longer, the probability of someone mentioning backyard chickens approaches 1."
|09-27-2017 09:56 AM|
Yes, I think the writer director purposely left that to be unclear or open-ended.
I did feel that they painted the ALF members sympathetically. Heck they even made them out to be heroic. I bet if someone analyzed we would find they as a group displayed many of the classical virtues.
But in the end they didn't succeed in their mission. and they were also sometimes comical.
Maybe the movie isn't pro-vegan. or pro animal rights, but just anti big greedy immoral corporations.
|09-27-2017 09:50 AM|
I am no expert on chickens. but I am pretty sure that you don't want a 1:1 ratio. That would be way too many roosters. Also I don't thing roosters get along with other roosters. My best guess is that you want just one rooster per coop.
|09-26-2017 10:32 PM|
|09-26-2017 08:09 PM|
|Jamie in Chile||The film is a cut above, irrerevent, original and as well as benefiting from some gorgeous scenery at the start. Probably not quite a truly great movie - but then few are. It's very pro vegan in a broad sense, although yes it is more clearly against factory farming really. It is less clear cut in the movie whether it is pro militant animal activism or not, you can judge for yourself but that could be read either way to me.|
|09-26-2017 08:56 AM|
Not that I am one of them, but there are reasonable people who believe the eggs from backyard chickens are "OK" ethically.
I loved that they rescued the baby super pig. but what was he doing there with his mama and papa. I don't think factory farmed pig children are kept in a different place than the animals being sent to slaughter.
Also I haven't seen anyone else ask this: is Okja pregnant at the end of the film?
|07-07-2017 10:11 AM|
We did watch it this past weekend and I am not sure how I feel about it.
It was very sad and yet a bit hopeful.
I had recommended it to family, before watching it, and then had to contact them and suggest they not watch it due to the language. I don't have a problem with it, they are more sensitive and I knew that the language would turn them off.
There was a bit of a paradox in that it is wrong to eat the pet pig and yet not wrong to eat the fish or the chicken - so the message was really about "corporate food farming" rather than veganism itself. Corporate food farming is definitely an issue worth making a film about and so in that sense it was successful.
I would watch "what the health" again, not sure I would want to watch this again.
|07-07-2017 12:11 AM|
|Werewolf Girl||It made me cry.|
|06-29-2017 10:21 AM|
I just heard about this film on Jimmy Fallon's show last night and so we will be watching it this weekend and I will report back when I do. That is so cool that the director would become vegan.
I was also just watching a YouTube video by 'that vegan couple' about a 7 year old girl that no longer wants to eat meat and it led me to a whole bunch of other videos of children being upset about having to eat meat. Children are so empathetic and caring and may help to lead the way to a kinder, gentler, healthier world.
|06-28-2017 10:28 PM|
Making the Film 'Okja' Turned Director Bong Joon Ho into a Vegan
Has anyone seen this on Netflix yet?