A short-lived cinema about cattle farmer Jay Wilde who had a change of heart and saved his kine from slaughter before turning vegan has won in the Best Short Film category at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards.

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A short movie entitled 73 Cows about cattle farmer Jay Wilde who had a change of heart and saved his cows from slaughter before turning vegan has earned in the Best Short Film category at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards.

The 15 -minute film, which won the grandiose award at the 2018 Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival, tells the story of farmer Jay Wilde, a farmer who devoted away a majority vote of its flock to animal temples to save them from slaughter.

Mr Wilde, a vegetarian for 25 times, acquired a cattle farm when his father passed out, but uttered the decision to send most of the herd to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich when he could no longer deliver himself to send the animals to be killed.

Speaking about the reasons behind his decision, Mr Wilde said: “Cows have good recognitions and a variety of sentiments. They organize relationships. I’ve even seen them cry.

“It was very difficult to do the very best to look after them and then send them to the slaughterhouse for what must be a terrifying death.”

Photo credit: Photo: Jay Wilde

Mr Wild has since spawned the decision to change over to crop growing after the Vegan Society’s report Grow Green( which heartens farmers freed from animal agricultural products and originate crops for human consumption) was increased to Jay last year, after which he called them endeavouring the recommendations on how to turn his farm vegan. They are also encouraging Jay with his modulation and will be supporting him over the coming years.

He is also in the process of obtaining strategy permission to build polytunnels on his district to develop organic produce and hopes “the farmers ” can become a” vegan end” with a bed and breakfast equipment, in the near future.

Animal activists such as Humane Society International have welcomed the BAFTA win for 73 Cows. Observing on the winning, Executive Director of Humane Society International UK, Claire Bass, said: “7 3 Cows is a film that captivates the zeitgeist of merciful eating, beautifully documenting the feeling and moral passage of a farmer no longer able to look his animals in the eye and then send them to slaughter.

” His personal epiphany that cows are studying, feeling beasts with individual identities reflects the realisation by millions of consumers worldwide that there is a strong ethical as well as environmental imperative to leave meat off the menu. The film’s BAFTA win is vastly timely, foreground to farmers and policy makers that a crucial switching away from animal agricultural products and towards a plant-based future is both possible and positive.”

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