Friday, June 20, 2008

30 Days

You may have heard that Morgan Spurlock did an episode on his FX series 30 Days where a North Carolina deer hunter spent a month with a vegan family involved in the animal rights movement. The episode is poignant and sensitive and well worth a viewing for vegans and non-vegans alike. You can stream the episode here.

11 comments:

josh said...

i'm glad i managed to keep myself in one spot for so long and finish watching that show. it reminds me of http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/2008/02/beef-fairy.html

my dad is really similar to this guy, only a bit more fanatical about the hunting and how animals are ours to do with as we please. i would love to see him in that 30-day experience.

Eesh said...

Oh so good that you posted this! I really wanted to see this show but especially that episode. Gonna go watch now!

Cyn said...

I just watched that last night! It was so pleasant to see how pro-animal rights the show was, and also surprising to see how non-crazy PETA came across as.

Cravin' Veggies said...

I also posted about this a few days ago. I'm glad you were able to see the episode, and totally agree with cyn's comment above. I DVRed it and watched it again with my husband yesterday.

madcapcupcake said...

Thanks for posting about this - this is definitely something I'd like to see.

SaraMonster said...

Thank you for the link, I wasn't able to watch the original airing. Though I'm not a huge fan of many of Peta's methods, this was a great episode and I think it will be very eye opening for some people.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I was so bummed I missed that episode! thanks for the link!!

veg.in.the.fog said...

It is a great show! I wish all the hunters here could have the same experience!
To disagree with Cyn, I think the melodramatic, violent side of PETA was played up in this episode. The butchering of Colonel Sanders? Not loved so much by the defensive omnivores I watched it with. The ironic part of the omnivores' position in my family is their evasion of PETA's films. They all say they "Can't handle it." So if you don't want to face the raw truths behind the meat industry, how can you support it? Anyone?

btm said...

Thanks for tracking this down. My roommate shared this post on Google Reader and I've passed it along as well.

I usually find 30 days too dramatic for me, but I definitely enjoyed the way the episode turned out and how reasonable everyone seemed.

Lily Girl said...

Thanks for posting the link, I've been wanting to watch this.

Veggie said...

Thanks so much for this link, I'm going to check it out right away.