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Peaceable Kingdom

August 6, 2009

I saw this article on CNN the other day, and I was thrilled to see that local meat is really making a comeback in this country.  I had to post this here.

If you ever get a chance to watch Peaceable Kingdom, I hope you will, because it will touch you in ways you never thought you could.  Some of it is hard to watch, but nothing like PETA videos.  This non-horror movie watcher (*points at self*) was able to sit through it, though it did make me cry at times. But it also gave me hope.

A summary from the Tribe of Heart website:

PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME offers a touching portrait of five animal farmers struggling with the ethical tensions inherent in their way of life. On the one hand, the forces of economics and tradition dictate that the animals on their farms be valued by the income they produce, their purpose being fulfilled when they are sent to market. On the other hand, their humanity asks them to respect the animals they care for as individual beings, to acknowledge they have relationships with one another and the people who care for them, and a strong will to live.

Interwoven with the farmers’ stories is the dramatic animal rescue work of a newly-trained humane police officer whose sense of justice puts her at odds with the law she is charged to uphold. With strikingly honest interviews and rare footage demonstrating the emotional lives and intense family bonds of animals most often viewed as living commodities, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

It takes a few seconds for the trailer to load, but I promise, it will load!

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