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Pigspiracy? ‘The Last Pig’ Documentary

(PIGS/FACTORY FARMING) It’s no secret that factory farms engage in inhumane practices–most prominently, the gruesome slaughtering of innocent animals.

Films such as Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a documentary chronicling the horrors of factory farming, are gaining momentum among modern-day activists. Cows, however, are not the only animals enduring such hardship.

Filmmaker Allison Argo has won six Emmy's for her work. Photo credit: The Last Pig

Filmmaker Allison Argo has won six Emmys for her work. Photo credit: The Last Pig

The Last Pig, a documentary feature set for release June 2016, follows a pig farmer in upstate New York, Bob Comis, who struggles with his profession— raising pigs for slaughter.

Although Comis provides a peaceful and humane life for the pigs on his farm, he finds himself haunted by the slaughtered pigs of his past.

With 250 pigs on his farm, Comis has been running a successful business for nearly 10 years. But after slaughtering thousands of pigs, Comis longs to start a new chapter in his life— one of compassion rather than indifference.

The Last Pig documents Comis’ final year as a pig farmer, and his courage to transform his life.

"The Last Pig" focusses on Comis' personal struggles as a pig farmer. Photo credit: The Last Pig

“The Last Pig” focusses on Comis’ personal struggles as a pig farmer. Photo credit: The Last Pig

This documentary also takes on the idea of “humane,” small-scale animal farming.

For instance, it’s widely believed that small-scale farming fails to exploit animals, while factory farms are the true enemy. As Comis describes, however, small-scale farming methods are anything but humane.

Although life on a farm may trump living in factory conditions, Comis’ documentary illustrates deeper ethical issues behind this dilemma.

The Last Pig raises several key issues involving animal rights, the value of life, depravity, and equality. Comis hopes by telling his personal story, he will encourage others to rethink the inhumane killing of these sentient beings.

This animal right's documentary focusses on farmed animals. Photo credit: The Last Pig

This animal right’s documentary focusses on farmed animals. Photo credit: The Last Pig

TAKE ACTION: Click here to help support Comis’ campaign against animal cruelty by donating to The Last Pig

— Rebecca Hartt, exclusive to Global Animal

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