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Award-winning vegan film ’73 Cows’ to be shown to EU Parliament to try and ‘inspire change’


ALEX LOCKWOOD: We never expected our little film could potentially have a direct impact on European policy. We're beyond proud. Never underestimate the power of film.

JO-ANNE ROWNEY: ‘The BAFTA-winning documentary ’73 Cows’ will be shown to policy makers in Brussels in March. The short film shows the struggle of cattle farmer Jay Wilde. He eventually sells his cows to an animal sanctuary in Norfolk after deciding he can’t slaughter animals anymore, before becoming vegan. The screening, organised by Humane Society International, is being shown to inspire agricultural policy change.

73 Cows is by Jay and Katka Wilde, farmers in England. it was directed and produced by Alex Lockwood… “We never could have predicted this, but to try and inspire change in agricultural policies, 73 Cows will be screened at the European Parliament in Brussels this March,” said the film’s director Alex Lockwood reports Plant Based News… 73 Cows is available to watch on Curzon Home Cinema for £5. It is set to be released on Vimeo for free on April 1.

“Myself, Jay and Katja [Wilde] will also be taking part in a post-screening Q&A. Thank you to the Humane Society International for inviting us.”We never expected our little film could potentially have direct impact on European policy. We’re beyond proud. Never underestimate the power of film”…

Alexandra Clark, Food Policy Consultant for HSI/Europe said: “Jay and Katja are not the only farmers who feel trapped raising farm animals for food, farmers across the UK and Europe are finding themselves facing the same moral dilemma but they need financial support to make the shift from animal agriculture towards crop growing to embrace the burgeoning market for plant-based products”.’ SOURCE…


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