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That is funny. Especially the woman that starts smacking him. It's also kind of sad and alarming to realise how much denial people are in. I really wish everyone could be exposed to something like this. Especially those so-called animal lovers (my sister), who chow down on animal flesh every day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
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Ha...do people think that meat just magically lands in the supermarkets...<br>
Posted to Facebook *awaits snarky omni comments trying to justify their eating habits when I didnt ask them to*
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>.Goth-Alice.</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3074035"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Ha...do people think that meat just magically lands in the supermarkets...<br>
Posted to Facebook *awaits snarky omni comments trying to justify their eating habits when I didnt ask them to*</div>
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That's so funny. I just posted this to FB, too. I'm also anxious to see the comments I get. I think EVERYONE should post this to FB. It can't hurt, I think it might do a lot of good. It will give a lot of (stupid) people FFT.<br><br>
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LMAO!! thats portuguese they are speaking!!
 

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Imagine their horror if they saw an actual meat processing plant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
I visited one back when I was an omni and didn't eat meat for months afterward. Wish I had quit for good back then, but that's another story.
 

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Some people react this way, but most people don't react that way. Video is a funny thing. You can pick which segments you want to show, and which you don't. The people who reacted with horror are funny, so video of them got picked. People who had no particular response, video of them did not get picked.<br><br>
And by the way, its not funny. It's disgusting. Where do you think the pigs in the video came from, and where do you think they are going back to when their days as film actors are over?
 

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Some people react this way, but most people don't react that way. Video is a funny thing. You can pick which segments you want to show, and which you don't. The people who reacted with horror are funny, so video of them got picked. People who had no particular response, video of them did not get picked.<br><br>
And by the way, its not funny. It's disgusting. Where do you think the pigs in the video came from, and where do you think they are going back to when their days as film actors are over?</div>
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Its all in the editing.
 

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I wonder if those people will actually think about where their food comes from now. Cognitive dissonance is a funny thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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And by the way, its not funny. It's disgusting. Where do you think the pigs in the video came from, and where do you think they are going back to when their days as film actors are over?</div>
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Possibly, possibly ..<br><br>
But if they are bred for slaughter animals and are going back to the slaughter ..<br><br>
How is it worse that they got a short reprieve to make that video than if they hadn't?<br><br>
Is it possible that the sum total effect of that video may save a greater number than 3 little piggies?
 

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I didn't laugh. I didn't watch the entire video, though. Maybe the funny stuff happens at the end.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SuicideBlonde</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3074336"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Its all in the editing.</div>
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I think a lot of it is, yes.<br><br>
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It isn't any worse for for the pigs. Its worse for me to have to watch. It shows an increased greediness for the rewards that might result from exploitation, and an increased level of exploitation. Not only are these humans going to use this animal to provide them with food, but as long as this kind of exploitation is going on, they feel they might as well take advantage of its potential for providing low-class entertainment, too.<br><br>
When I was a little boy some of my elders decided they were going to have some kind of thanksgiving celebration show business stuff that involved us children, and a live turkey. My dad was in charge of borrowing a turkey from the local turkey farm, and returning it when the show business stuff was done. He brought the turkey home in a cage a few days before the show, and kept the caged bird in the garage attached to our house. Yes the garage was unheated but I don't think the bird minded. Of course I spent a little while in the garage, becoming familiar with the turkey, and vice versa. Then off to the show. Then back to the garage. Then back to where it came from. For about five days, the bird just sat in the garage, without food or water. Except for 2 hours being in the show, and 1/2 hour each way, there and back, in the back of a station wagon (a kind of automobile they had in the 60's). I remember very few details about the show or the bird's role in it. I just remember it being in our garage for a few days and staying it its cage and not causing a lot of trouble or making too much poop.<br><br>
My father did not try to lie to me about what was in the birds future, after he returned it. And I guess there was little choice other than to bring it back. No way to have keep a turkey around, in a house, and no place else to bring it. You borrow a bird from bird cultivators for a short time. If it was still alive when you returned it, it didn't cost the scout troop anything. We had no idea how to take care of it. Only the bird cultivators knew how to take care of it, until it reached adolesence, and planned death. After all, we were in show business, not bird cultivation business. We could only keep the bird for a short time, without causing it to die of malnutrition. Feeding it was not our job. And we didn't need to learn how if we only needed it for a short time. It was the bird cultivators who were in the business of bird care, and who got the bird back after a short time.<br><br>
We see repeated footage of a pretty young woman smilingly hugging a little pig that appeared content to be hugged. I wonder how many minutes of video of a squealing pig and a squealing young woman, they had to shoot, before they got enough minutes of the huggy stuff. As SB said, it's all in the editing.
 

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I did not find it amusing, but it did captivate my attention because this represents a metaphore of peoples' perceptions of where meat comes from. The piglet walks into a rectangular, concrete building with no windows and sausage comes out the other end. When confronted with a seemingly realistic representation of this process, they are shocked. Is he <i>really</i> grinding up that piglet <i>alive?!!</i><br><br>
As I said, the irony is that if they were to visit a slauterhouse they would see virtually the same thing but in much greater detail. They would see the pig tortured, slaughtered and mutilated before being shoved in a grinder and...out comes sausage from the other end. But as others have suggested, these few who had strongly negative reactions to this little depiction may be people who have enough compassion to one day act on those negative emotions.
 

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I did not find it amusing, but it did captivate my attention because this represents a metaphore of peoples' perceptions of where meat comes from. The piglet walks into a rectangular, concrete building with no windows and sausage comes out the other end. When confronted with a seemingly realistic representation of this process, they are shocked. Is he <i>really</i> grinding up that piglet <i>alive?!!</i><br><br>
As I said, the irony is that if they were to visit a slauterhouse they would see virtually the same thing but in much greater detail. They would see the pig tortured, slaughtered and mutilated before being shoved in a grinder and...out comes sausage from the other end. But as others have suggested, these few who had strongly negative reactions to this little depiction may be people who have enough compassion to one day act on those negative emotions.</div>
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I understand the irony you are talking about. However I have to be skeptical of your claim about the people with strongly negative reactions being more likely than those eith lesser reactions, to one day reduce their pork consumption. Their reactions communicated to me that these are people who did not want to <i>see</i> the slaughter. They would be perfectly content to eat piggies if the slaughter was out of sight and out of mind. They were not trying to stop the slaughter, or taking responsibility for stopping it. The were trying to stop someone <i>else</i> from what they were doing, and in the process denying their own responsibility. The persons most likely to reduce their pig consumption in the future are those who would <i>take in</i> the whole show calmly (it was obviously a <i>show</i>, by the way, to anyone but small children and the mentally dopey), internalize it, accept their own portion of responsibility for it, and keep it in mind. Those pushing the sausage manufacturing person away, would succeed in pushing it out of their minds. I know this is true about. When as a young person I witnessed fisherman killing fish, I did not try to stop them. I took it all in calmly, the better to fully understand it. I was not so stupid as to think any efforts I made to stop them would be effective, and realized the only way to stop it was to take responsibility for what to do, and what not to do, and not do it <i>myself</i>, even though "everybody else" was doing it.
 

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Imagine we have someone who many believe has been wrongly accused of murder and is on death row. We have some clout and influence with the criminal justice system, and, without ever expressing an opinion as to whether we personally believe he is truly a murderer, or not, we are able to get him released into our custody for a few days, during which time we make funny videos showing mockups of him about to be hanged, along with a dead body of a similar looking person who was hanged yesterday, and then we show people who, while they weren't told it was a mock hanging, were able to see plenty of clues that it was mock, yet demonstrably made some apparently real attempt to try and stop the mock "hanging." Then when we are through filming, and through laughing at the dopey people who can't tell a fake hanging from a real one, we return him to death row for a real hanging. Charming.
 

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I understand the irony you are talking about. However I have to be skeptical of your claim about the people with strongly negative reactions being more likely than those eith lesser reactions, to one day reduce their pork consumption...</div>
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Agreed, hence I said "may be" as I'm not convinced either. However, another interesting reaction was that some of them were eating a piece of meat while it happend and spit it out/threw it away. As Werewolf Girl points out, one can only hope the next time they bite into meat, it just might click.
 

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Years before I turned veg*n, I had a temp job and I went out to work at some office job. When I parked and got out of my car, I smelled a terrible smell. I saw a semi-truck in the next parking lot and i heard a lot of pigs squealing. I went in to the office and asked the man there what that was, because I guess my mind would not let me accept what it was. He told me it was a slaughter house. I was devastated and cried for the rest of the day. I never touched pork again, but yet I continued to eat everything else (?). Well, eventually I did go veg*n, but my point is, some people who are in denial might react strongly and it might change their lives. Sometimes it's like a slap in the face. We can only hope. It also seems to me that the people running this prank might be animal lovers who did not send these babies to slaughter. Sometimes I believe we can accomplish more with humor than shoving our beliefs down people's throats. Maybe my head is in the sand, but I always have hope. (Just my humble opinion)<br><br>
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