Sunday, May 24, 2015

ALF and Chicken Run

As we were watching the ALF documentary in class, and the segment regarding the mass consumption of meats and the abuse within the slaughterhouses, I couldn't help but think about a childhood favorite movie of mine: Chicken Run. The movie is about a group of chickens that want to escape a slaughterhouse that is responsible for the manufacture and distribution of chicken pot pies. It is a cartoon with a lot of comedy in it, but it is definitely one of those movies that has a little bit of a hidden message underneath the plot that people ages 18 and up would understand. It highlighted the cruelty of slaughter houses, and how terrified the animals are to be there. Are the animals in slaughterhouses right now thinking something along the same lines as the chickens in this movie? Are they ready to escape? Here is the trailer to the movie, which came out in 2000.

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