Last night I went for Dominion premier screening at HKU, the event was co-organized by 10 Hong Kong Animal Rights groups animal and invited local high-profile animal rights advocates to hold Q&A discussion.
Bobsy, the owner of MANA! started the opening, he quoted 'the human beings are the virus of the planet.' I totally agree as we are seriously driven by the GREED, look what had happened to the mother earth.
The film was filmed in Australia and rest assure it applies to the world. The film crew used secret cameras and drones to shot the situations of different animal farms, slaughterhouses, the transportation, and the end results. The process of killing so we called livestock was shown with no secrets, all blood, and disturbing scenes. The violence towards the animals does not start from the killing, it's right from they are born. Apart from the pictures, it showed the figures on the number of the killing and China was always the top list (not being judgemental, just the fact).
The film reminded me of the Auschwitz concentration camp I visited in early August, I feel that Hilter and his team literally borrowed the idea of how we treated the animals and built the camp for the Jews. I did feel uncomfy in the middle, YES I am the partner in crime, I have nowhere to hide this fact.
I have heard about one of the disadvantages of consuming meat as the energy is about fear which is not good for the body. I have seen the WHY in the film. The fear in the eyes...the fear before they got slashed......the seizure after their necks were cut...
The Q&A session was pretty interesting, I was quite impressed by the social science professor, Dr. Carmen Tong who had brought up the issues about the slaughterhouses workers reminding us that this is also another social issues. Those workers are normally the lower class/immigrants in the society which they could hardly find better-paying jobs. I feel that they have thrown their tantrum or dissatisfaction with the animals which is completely wrong yet we have to look the WHY.
It reminds me of the Lucifer Effect, the nature of moral transformation as an outcome of the interplay between individual disposition, situation, and systems of power.
So will I turn to be vegan from now on? The answer is I will slowly yet I will continue to work on it and spread the words. (It may not a good answer yet it's a true answer)