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Marisa Miller Wolfson
Marisa Miller Wolfson,
The side of animal activism that you never see -- the fact that the majority of activists are non-violent, intelligent, compassionate people -- is portrayed in this film with astounding effect. This well-balanced story of the efforts of the activists, coupled with a glimpse behind the scenes of the factory farming and fur industries, as well as in overwhelmingly useless, yet undeniably horrific, animal research labs, will leave anyone with a conscience writing their legislators for change.
The wake-up call that "Fast Food Nation" provides for a country steeped in a drive-through- nutrition mentality, "Behind The Mask" does for a society in love with its fur-trimmed boots, burgers, and shampoo needlessly tested on an animal in shockingly inhumane, unrealistic conditions, after which the animal was tossed -- sometimes literally -- into the garbage.
A critical question posited by this film is this: If the lucrative and woefully ungoverned businesses of animal research and factory farming have nothing to hide, why is it possible to witness the activities performed there only by stealth?
In a thinking society, this film would have wide distribution. Let's hope that happens.
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