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     Casa de Carne
      

 LCA's 2019 1st Place Tarshis Award-Winning PSA - Casa de Carne

On a night out with friends, Eric tries a new restaurant that takes the dining experience full circle. Set in a not-so-distant, dark future, three friends must slaughter the animals they order for dinner at a high-end restaurant. 

 

Watch LCA's Award Winning PSA
     Food for Thought
      

 LCA's 2018 2nd Place Tarshis Award-Winning PSA - Food for Thought

LCA’s award-winning PSA forces viewers to question our relationship to the animals we eat and the absurdity by which we designate some as companions and others as “food" by giving a twisted look at the thin line we draw between our pets and our dinner.

 

Animal Film Festival

The Animal Film Festival (AFF), hosted in partnership with the Tarshis Foundation, is a two-day annual event that aims to raise awareness for the issues animals around the world commonly face. The AFF showcases a myriad of feature films, documentaries, and short films that explore a wide range of animal welfare topics, including animals used in entertainment, factory farming, and animal testing. 

LCA's 2018 PSA Food for Thought and 2019 PSA Casa de Carne each won the Tarshis Short Film Awards for “successfully, creatively and convincingly highlight[ing] the issues of animal suffering in modern farming, food production, and/or laboratory research, and provid[ing] messages that influence people to pursue a more plant-based lifestyle.”


Christopher Ameruoso vegan psa'Go Vegan' PSA by Christopher Ameruoso

Veganism

A vegan (pronounced VEE-gun) is someone who does not eat meat, fish, poultry, or any animal by-products such as eggs, dairy, and honey. Vegans also do not use products tested on animals or any product derived from animals, such as leather, fur, silk, and wool. Veganism is a philosophy, lifestyle, and set of principles, not simply a diet.

Living a vegan lifestyle provides numerous benefits to animals' lives, the environment, and our own health.

FOR  THE ANIMALS

Animals raised for human consumption and use suffer tremendously in today’s factory farms and the person who chooses a vegan diet demonstrates a concern for the pain animals endure. Farmed animals are bred, fed, confined, and drugged to lay more eggs, birth more offspring, and die with more meat on their bones at the expense of their health, wellbeing and social development.

The belief that eating eggs or drinking milk doesn’t kill animals is false. Commercially-raised dairy cows and egg-laying chickens, whether “free range” or factory-farmed, are slaughtered when their production rates decrease. The factory farm methods that are used to produce most meats are also used to produce eggs and milk. The animals are seen not as individuals, sentient beings with unique physical and psychological needs but as a means to an end- eggs, milk, meat, leather, and so on.

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Sentient Beings

Chickens are very interesting animals. They are thought to be as intelligent as cats, and dogs. They have cultural knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation and they learn from watching each other.

Pigs are insightful and curious and are thought to have intelligence beyond that of a 3-year-old human child. They are even smarter than dogs! Pigs are extremely friendly, loyal, and affectionate animals.

Cows are intelligent creatures who enjoy solving problems. Cows have been known to do some amazing things such as walking 7 miles to be reunited with a calf after being sold at auction, leaping over a 6-foot fence to escape a slaughterhouse, and swimming across a river to their freedom.

Vegan Turkey PSA high resTurkeys are playful birds who enjoy being social and being in the company of others. They love having their feathers stroked and like to chirp, cluck, and gobble. They have tons of character and are very aware of their surroundings.

 

Animal Agriculture

Agribusiness considers farm animals products and tools of production, rather than as living, feeling animals. This attitude has resulted in the commodification of sentient beings and the prevalence of animal cruelty on industrialized factory farms. The statements below prove this attitude. Read more about Factory Farming.

Free Range

The United States Department of Agriculture, which regulates free-range products for labeling purposes, relies upon the producer's word that the farm animals are indeed free range. A farmer could, therefore, label a product "free-range" when in fact it is not. Moreover, there are very few requirements for labeling products "free range." For instance, birds raised for meat may be called "free-range" if they have some sort of access to the outdoors, regardless of how much space each individual animal has. Free-range farm hens are unable to lay enough eggs to be considered profitable after one or two years. They are then typically sold to slaughterhouses or live-poultry markets. As on factory farms, free-range, male chicks are considered worthless: at birth, they are dumped into trash cans and suffocated, ground up alive, or sold to laboratories. And like factory farm animals, when free-range animals are no longer productive, in other words, when they are no longer profitable, they are killed.


FOR YOUR HEALTH

Humans do not need to eat meat, dairy, or eggs; all of our dietary needs can easily be met with an animal-free diet. People who consume animal products are more susceptible to cancer, stroke, obesity, appendicitis, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, and food poisoning. Vegan diets, on the other hand, tend to be high in fiber and low in fat and cholesterol. On average, vegetarians live seven years longer than meat-eaters. 80 to 90% of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other degenerative illnesses can be prevented until a very old age, with a plant-based diet.

Cancer


Heart Disease


Osteoporosis

Diets rich in animal protein cause people to excrete more calcium than normal through their urine, thereby increasing the risk of osteoporosis. A plant-based diet, which provides sufficient amounts of protein and calcium through the consumption of leafy green vegetables, beans, and fortified fruit juices, can help protect against osteoporosis.

Prostate Problems

The right vegetarian diet can reduce the hormonal stimulation of the prostate and prevent both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Recent studies have linked eating meat to impotence.

Food Poisoning


Medication

Animals can only survive the overcrowding, squalor, and stress of the factory farm with medication. Thus many are given antibiotics which in turn find their way into streams and rivers and to consumers who eat the animals or their products. Sulfamethazine, for example, is routinely given to pigs in spite of being a known carcinogen. Most meat in U.S. slaughterhouses is never tested for drug and chemical deposits.


FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

image013Cows at a factory farmRaising animals for food is an extremely inefficient way to feed the ever-growing human population. Animal agriculture uses up enormous quantities of fossil fuels, water, and other resources contributing greatly to global warming. They are filled with noxious fumes, dust, bacteria, and decaying feces, all of which they release into the environment. Animal wastes carry pesticides, bacteria, and viruses; the wastes pollute drinking water with high levels of nitrates which can potentially be fatal to infants.

Animal Agriculture and Global Warming
Global warming is an increase in the Earth's temperature caused by human activities, such as burning coal, oil, and natural gas. This releases carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases form a blanket around the Earth, trapping heat and raising temperatures on the ground. This is steadily changing our climate.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported in 2006 that “Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems.” Animal agriculture pollutes water, air, and soil and contributes more greenhouse gases than all cars and trucks in the world combined.

Animal Agriculture and Natural Resources

Environmental Damage Caused by Factory Farms

  • habitat loss
  • biodiversity loss
  • ecosystem damage & destruction
  • growth of pathogenic organisms
  • rangeland degradation
  • topsoil erosion
  • global warming
  • formation of noxious oxide
  • ammonia emissions
  • wildlife killed by gov and farm operators
  • spreading of nitrates in groundwater
  • crop contamination
  • groundwater contamination
  • release of methane

 

 


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