As a member of Georgians for Pastured Poultry, Compassion in World Farming has independently produced these films to support the missions and vision of the group.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind (20 minutes)
The state of Georgia is known for its southern hospitality, its sweet peaches and for being the largest state east of the Mississippi river. It’s also known for its chickens. Georgia raises and slaughters 1.4 billion chickens annually for meat – that’s 24 times more chickens than people. But the question is- where are they? And why don’t we see them everywhere?
The answer is they are kept inside what are known as factory farms.
And what’s inside a chicken factory farm, and its detrimental impact on animals, people and the environment explains why, unless you live a few concentrated counties in the northeast, this huge industry remains out of sight, and for most Georgians, out of our mind.
This is the story of Compassion in World Farming’s investigation into the chicken farming industry in what is the largest producing state in the largest producing country in the world. Some would even argue it is the very birthplace of the factory farming model which now dominates the way in which our meat is produced around the world.
This is also the story of Compassion in World Farming’s discovery that there is a choice and people are beginning to demand a change. Food citizens around Georgia are beginning to question where their chicken is coming from. And some earnest hardworking farmers are pioneering a better way forward for chickens, for people and for the environment.
Tank – one in a billion (3 minutes)
Tank is one in a billion, literally. This is the story of one chicken that fell out of truck on his way to slaughter and, with a stroke of luck, fell into the hands of one compassionate human being.