F.A.R.M. offers a dollar to watch animal rights filmcsudhbulletin April 12, 2017 0 COMMENTS
By Judy Camarillo
Activists from the Farm Animal Rights Movement (F.A.R.M) recently paid students at Cal State Dominguez Hills $1 each to watch a short film depicting animal cruelty.
The idea was to bring awareness to the issue of how animals raised for the food supply chain are treated.
In viewing the film, a copious amount of CSUDH students were indeed a dollar richer, but they left more familiar with food alternatives and learned about healthier options that do not involve the mistreatment of livestock.
Todd Lee, a representative and four-year member of F.A.R.M, discussed the short film and the message the organization wants to establish.
Lee said the film simply demonstrates a sanction to animal cruelty and encourages viewers to explore vegetarian options.
“If it’s illegal to do [be cruel] to dogs, then it should be illegal for any other animal,” Lee said.
Lee and the F.A.R.M. team visit schools five days a week, eight months a year. Although Lee is vegan, he believes that you do not have to become one in order to work to end animal cruelty.