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PETA's "Sunny Acres Farms" Video: A Juicy Portion of Propaganda

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Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM

click to enlarge SCREENSHOT OF PETA VIDEO
  • Screenshot of PETA video
We like a juicy portion of propaganda about as much as we like a good dry-aged, grass-fed, sustainably raised steak. All the same, some of the most dedicated opponents of factory farming might blanch at the gruesome spectacle that is Sunny Acres Farms, the hell-hole that produces "happy meat" in PETA's latest video.

The work of Troma Entertainment's Lloyd Kaufman, creator of Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, the two-minute clip depicts human livestock fattened up in cramped cages, subjected to diseases, drugged mercilessly, stunned brutally and hung upside down with throats slit.

There's a distinct bottom-right-panel-of-The Garden of Earthly Delights vibe to the whole affair -- the naked, wide-eyed men and women writhing and moaning, the wretched inevitability of it all. Still, the blood flows as dark and liquid as Worcestershire sauce, and the spirit is more C-movie than serious. All the same, don't roll back to work with a Wendy's sack and cue this one up for some lunchtime entertainment.

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