Animal Rights Documentary on DVD
What most people don’t know is that PETA puts more pets to sleep than it finds homes for. Another thing is that the Humane Society doesn’t actually maintain any animal shelters. None. Yet the society relies on lobbyists to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for them. And they prey on the emotions of people who probably think their donations are being spent on unfortunate animals.
This is the central theme of Your Mommy Kills Animals, the in-your-face documentary directed by Curt Johnson.
Watch this hard-to-watch video to educate yourself about the internal workings of the prevention of cruelty to animals racket. It definitely appears to be a racket, and this movie is designed with provocation in mind. It is a call to arms that pushes you to choose which side you are on. It very graphically depicts a wide range of of ways that animals are mistreated. Worse than that, is the fact that it is done with the tacit approval of societies supposed to be watching out for the best interests of those animals.
As a result, don’t be surprised to find yourself rooting for the radical Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and other more confrontational elements of the movement who employ civil disobedience as tactics. Early on, the film devotes considerable time to illustrating how corporations slaughter and exploit animals for their fur, for their flesh, for cosmetic and medical research, and simply for entertainment.
This makes the outrageous antics of the animal liberation activists tolerable, such as when they arouse a sleeping corporate executive at home in the middle of the night with cries of “Wake up, puppy killer!” or when they call a wealthy woman walking down the street wrapped in a full-length mink “Filthy pervert!” It’s just a shame that in response to picketing, rather than rethink their use of animals in research, big business has simply begun to outsource the work to China, Ghana, Pakistan and South Korea, countries where such protest is not tolerated.
Ought to generate empathy for the plight of any living creatures currently subject to an existence defined by the whims of humanity.
Your Mommy Kills Animals
Excellent (4 stars)
Running time: 106 minutes
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Your Mommy Kills Animals: Warning, Graphic Content