02 May 2009

The Meatrix

This is quite good:

H/T: Patty L.


Zach said...

It's very clever -- my only gripe is the bait-and-switch they pull at the end.

In syllogism form, it seems to be:

1. Factory farms are bad.
2. Therefore, don't eat any meat.

This misses a whole category of farming... the very family farms they outline at the beginning!


TYF said...

I didn't get the "don't eat meat" message. Just went and re-watched it, and the exact line is "it is you, the consumer, who has the real power. Don't support the factory farming machine. There's a world of altermatives. They'll show you what you can do to escape The Meatrix."

I took that to mean, "Find local, small-scale sustainable family farms and buy your meat from them."

Zach said...

I'll have to watch it again -- that was my impression from memory. Maybe they've cleaned it up since then, or perhaps memory fails me.