“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Run time: 2hrs
Director: Chris Delforce
Narrator: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink,
Chris Delforce, Katherine von Drachenberg
IMDb rating: 9.5/10
In One Sentence What Is Dominion About?
With a focus on the most common animals used by humans to generate profit, Dominion follows their often short lives from birth through to their sorry deaths.
Primarily set in Australia, but indicative of how western society treats its domesticated animals, Dominion (from those behind Earthlings and Lucent) graphically exposes the now common place practices in what can only be loosely termed as farming. Beyond just food consumption, Dominion touches on the hardships animals endure for the sake of science, fashion and entertainment.
Common themes are quickly established. Animals are forced into pregnancy with their young subsequently stolen away from them. Those which are of the wrong gender, physically injured or merely runts are killed, hours after birth. The remainder are kept in unnatural, squalid conditions where many succumb to disease or injury. Then when finally reaching the slaughterhouse, so-called humane methods of killing are shown to be far from 100% effective. For most though, one can’t help but feel death will come as a relief.
Why Is Dominion A Vegan Documentary?
Dominion highlights the element of hypocrisy in societies who on the one hand claim to be animal loving yet on the other, turn a blind eye to the barbaric treatment of creatures raised for consumption. It’s about animal rights, or in reality, the lack of.
Make no mistake; Dominion is hard to watch. In order to sit through the full two hours, one must witness seeing and hearing animals suffer. From pigs desperately fighting for their lives whilst carbon dioxide gas, which is meant to kill them painlessly, burns their airways, to dogs being stripped of their fur whilst still alive. To say these animals have any semblance of a life is a misnomer. It’s an existence, no more. Even animals raised under the umbrella of free-range fair little better. And all this in order to provide people, certainly in the West, with a food source that is simply not needed. After watching Dominion, it’ll be hard to morally justify consuming animal products ever again.
Where And How To Watch Dominion
Watch for free on the official website here
Buy or rent from Vimeo here
Buy the DVD or Blu-Ray from the official website here
Official Website: dominionmovement.com
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