Natalie Portman’s New Documentary About Farmed Animals Gets Standing Ovation at Telluride

Eating Animals, a new documentary narrated and produced by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, made its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.

The film, based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, aims to educate viewers about the horrors of animal agriculture by going undercover at factory farms and slaughterhouses and exposing the truth. In 2009 Natalie Portman reported ditching meat, dairy, and eggs after reading Foer’s book. Her film received a standing ovation.

A vegan reception followed the screening.

It was a real eye-opener to actually see what farming was, which was people wanting to run from you, not wanting you to see the system that was in place, including these vertically integrated structures. They know deep in their core it is not right, but I actually think there is a lot of hope in that, the fact that they still know a guy with a camera shouldn’t be coming around here because it is wrong.
Mercy For Animals has conducted over 60 undercover investigations at factory farms and slaughterhouses and every time has uncovered unspeakable cruelties, such as extreme confinement and barbaric mutilations.

Just watch this recent MFA undercover video from a Hormel supplier that shows workers mutilating piglets without pain relief and leaving sick and injured pigs to suffer without veterinary care.


Fortunately, Eating Animals has the potential to change all this. But you don’t have to wait to see the film to start helping animals. Millions of people have already switched to a compassionatesustainable, and healthy plant-based diet. Click here to get started!

Click here for more films that will inspire you to leave animals off your plate.