The world has seen enough of gruesome acts of torture and slaughter – human against human – on television to last the world many life times.
What you wanted to make acceptable to the human psyche via film, so that you could continue torturing backfired. It is well-documented and common knowledge that humans copy behavior. I think we’ve seen enough copies to know the truth of the result of torture. Do unto others as they do to you, or do unto others as you see them do to others.
It’s time to calm the planet absent the torture scenes.
Still…I wonder why the multitudinous acts of torture against other animals via the slaughter industries, that you support, are off limits via the mainstream film industry. Think humans can’t take it? Can’t handle it? Yet they can handle seeing night after night, year after year in all their favorite shows, humans committing acts of torture against other humans?
Your torture shows have no socially redeeming value. Your goal certainly wasn’t to stop the torture, or to raise awareness of torture, so that people as a result would rise up against the militaries and agencies of the world that commit torture. That would be shooting yourself in the foot. What you didn’t factor correctly, however, was the slow popping of individuals around the planet, that is only going to accelerate – precisely because there is no socially redeeming value in the torture shows that you produce. The torture never stops, night after night, week after week, year after year.
You’re obviously afraid that people, who are made aware of the torture of other animals, will stop engaging in the process, by refusing to eat them, wear them or experiment on them. It’s a dangerous and contradictory activity to, on the one hand make films depicting torture against humans that result in copy behavior, and then on the other hand refuse to make films that you fear will make people stop torturing other animals – based on financial considerations toward the industries that get away with mass murder every day on the planet.
If your concern is a lack of happy endings in reality-based films about the slaughter industry, then maybe you’re looking for a happy ending in the wrong place. The feel good part happens when someone decides to change their gruesome habits as a result of seeing the films, beginning with the questioning aspect of their inherited behaviors. I’m not talking DNA here. I’m talking copy behavior – from one generation to the next.
If your concern is that they won’t feel good after watching these films, then you must have erroneously thought that most people when viewing horrific acts against humans do feel good afterward. The good guy/gal always wins out in the end you say, but the good gals/guys also engage in torture, and it all seems right to you depending on who you see as the enemy. That’s pretty mixed up thinking.
Mixed up thinking results in erratic behavior.
I find it odd that you want to give all sides of the argument when it comes to the slaughter industries. Do you give the side of the one who terrorizes you or your country, when acts of terrorism occur? Do you treat each side equally?
Do you prohibit your children from watching films about the holocaust? They probably see more torture on television than you do. Maybe not. But what the children see is not an obstacle that cannot be overcome.
The other animals are the enemy of no one. That needs to be the focus. These animals are not the enemy of anyone. That is the only focus.
That’s where you start. And that’s how we change the world for the better for everyone – including humans – together.
Pursue that endeavor.