A rare and unflinching look at where our meat comes from

If you are concerned with one or more of the following issues, then humane slaughter is an important part of the picture and you’ll want to see this film.

Pasture to plate movement

Although consumers are well educated about the humane treatment that animals have experienced on farms, what happens to the animals after they leave the farm to be slaughtered remains obscure to consumers

Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability extends to the stewardship of both nature and animals

Food safety

The United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is responsible for the training of inspectors to have oversight on both food safety and human slaughter practices

Ritual slaughter (Halal and Kosher)

Debates over the humaneness of religious slaughter cause contention

Food labeling

Not all of the widely used certified labels address animal welfare at the time of slaughter

Food quality

The protocols for humane slaughter affect meat quality in three major ways: taste, texture, and appearance


Updates and commentary from the filmmakers

Meet Cultured Meat *

* meat produced by in vitro cell culture of animal cells rather than from slaughtered animals Most consumers don’t have the opportunity to see inside slaughterhouses, and most consumers are probably grateful for that. The Read more…

Back from Malawi!

It’s good to be back in the United States and to start working on the film again. Living in a developing country gave me a lot of perspectives that I can bring to Farm and Read more…

The animals must come first

Why does the documentary film Farm and Red Moon need to be made? Haven’t we already learned about the horrors of the slaughterhouse (Earthlings), the trouble with factory farming (Food, Inc.), the global warming contribution of intensive animal agriculture Read more…

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