This month, Casey Affleck was supposed to be seen in an ad speaking out against factory farms and promoting vegetarianism, but apparently, network execs from The Food Network, E!, MTV, and others all thought the scenes were just a little too much for TV. Casey says:
â€œWhen people ask me why I donâ€™t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, â€˜Because theyâ€™re unhealthy, and theyâ€™re the product of a violent and inhumane industry,â€™â€ Affleck says in the commercial. â€œChickens, cows, and pigs in factory farms spend their whole lives in filthy, cramped conditionsâ€”only to die a prolonged and painful death. Their bodies are then turned into food products proven to contribute to heart disease and cancer. To eat that is to eat poison.â€
There is indeed a gory few seconds with some gristly scenes, but I don’t think watching that is horrifying compared to the actual things experienced by the animals.
Thanks to Ashley Fruno of PETA Asia-Pacific for the news.