A short-lived movie about cattle farmer Jay Wilde who had a change of heart and saved his kine from carnage before turning vegan recently scooped up the top award in the Best Short Film category at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards. In a attempt to provoke agricultural policy change the movie will be screened at the European parliament elections.

73 cows screen at european parliament

BAFT-Aaward winning documentary 73 Cows is likely to be screened at the European parliament elections in Brussels in March at a screening arranged by Humane Society International who hope that those ending the movie will be inspired to make changes to agricultural policies.

The short-lived cinema, which acquired in the Best Short Film category at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards tells the story of cattle farmer Jay Wilde who had a change of heart and saved his moo-cows from thrashing before turning vegan.

Mr Wilde, a vegetarian for 25 times, acquired a cattle farm when “his fathers” passed out, but spawned the decision to send most of the herd to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich when he could no longer produce himself to send the swine to be killed.

Speaking about the reasons behind his decision, Mr Wilde said: “Cows have good recognitions and a range of sensations. They structure relations. 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.”

Announcing the bulletin of the screening on Facebook, Director Alex Lockwood said: We never expected our little cinema could potentially have a direct impact on European plan. We’re beyond proud. Never miscalculate the influence of film!

If you’d like to watch the documentary at home, president to Curzon Home Cinema where you can rent the movie for PS5. From April 1st the film will be available to watch for free on Vimeo.

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