Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch. She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people. Her mother was very supportive as were some of her teachers. She is noted for creating her "hug box", widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling. Written by
Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.
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Temple is shown watching a movie on TV and uses a remote control. This was while she was in grad school, early to mid 1970s. Regular home TV remotes were not available until late 1980s. (There were TV remote controls as early as the 60's, but they emitted ultrasonic tones. Commonly called a "clicker". Temple is shown using a clicker.) See more
Of course they're gonna get slaughtered. You think we'd have cattle if people didn't eat 'em everyday? They'd just be funny-lookin' animals in zoos. But we raise them for us. That means we owe them some respect. Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. I would'nt want to have my guts ripped out by a lion, I'd much rather die in a slaughterhouse if it was done right.
It seems to me that you should be the one to design... the slaughterhouse...
We can easily do a way where they ...
There are photos of Temple Grandin (as a child, teenager and adult) shown beside the initial credits at the end. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #27.53
Written by Ray Evans
and Jay Livingston
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Autry Qualified Interest Trust and The Autry Foundation See more