Sunday, March 9, 2008

Peaceable Kingdom: A Tribe of Heart Documentary

I had watched the documentary Peaceable Kingdom at a free screening sponsored by Mercy for Animals. I don't really know why I attend Mercy for Animals or other charity events. The attendance to them is generally fairly low and it is not very likely that I will learn something I have not already learned elsewhere. The vegan dinners though at least give free food.

Peaceable Kingdom is a documentary on factory farms. I think it was well done. Some documentaries on factory farms show a lot of gore and have a high shock value. While this film did show the mistreatment of animals it did not do so in away that would make you want to puke like some do. It does make you feel sorry for them though.

The film talks about and shows information about farm sanctuary which is an organization that rescues animals from factory farms and interviews former factory farm owners/workers. It explains the differences of how farms are perceived and the reality of how massive factory farms are. The documentary would be very good for people who do not know about factory farms to learn about them and some of the practices of factory farms.

The picture at the top is one of Edward Hicks paintings on the Peaceable Kingdom (he did 62 variants). His Peaceable Kingdom series is based on this bible passage: Isiah 11:6 "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."

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