“Fishing” for Activism

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I had never been an animal rights activist before I watched the movie Blackfish. I mean, I’d always loved puppies and kittens and hated the idea of shelters, but I wouldn’t say I’d ever really preached about it. And I know, Blackfish is considered “old news” since it came out in January 2013, but I think it’s something that should still be revisited. After all, it has been the source of a lot of new animal activists—including me. For those of you who don’t know, Blackfish is a documentary aimed at exposing SeaWorld, as well as other parks affiliated with SeaWorld, for their torture and cruelty towards orca killer whales. The film interviews former animal trainers, divers, and executives to get their real-life stories and experiences working for SeaWorld. Continue reading

Tainted Meat

DISCLAIMER: There are spoilers in this post regarding AMC’s The Walking Dead

WARNING: The pictures within this post are gory. I wouldn’t recommend continuing to read if you don’t think you can handle the gruesomeness

Because of the extreme bloodiness and goriness the actors experience in AMC’s hit thriller television show The Walking Dead, many of the show’s actors are now turned off completely to the idea of meat and have become vegetarians. In the show, zombies are constantly biting into and tearing up human bodies with their teeth. Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), a lead role in the series, has publicly come out in a radio interview about being a vegetarian and says he’s “kind of bummed about it.” In the same interview, it is said that roughly 80% of the show’s food being catered is now vegetarian-based instead of other meat-based meals; after watching or personally biting raw meat out of another person’s body, most actors don’t want anything to do with eating meat for lunch.

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A zombie from The Walking Dead eating a man’s flesh on set: Photo from bestmoviesevernews.com

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