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FMTV - At The Fork

At The Fork

Runtime: 91m 05s | Release date: 2016

Filmmaker and omnivore, John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife, Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America's farmers - real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

Featuring:
John Papola
Lisa Papola

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Leslie Jackson | 6 months, 1 week ago
An outstanding production, and one that uses a balanced approach with the farmers and animal producers, showing that some of them do have some compassion and often recognise what is wrong with farming and then selling on for slaughter an animal they have reared. Many make that valued point that it is the consumers that drive the change, and that is where action must be concentrated. Be the change.
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Marina Edgar | 7 months, 1 week ago
Could not watch more that 15 minutes of this -this is animal cruelty - they have a mind and pigs are said to be more intelligent than s dog and these farmers try to justify these practices with God overlooking happily - I think not. - A major BS. I have watched other CAFO films ( Concentrated Animal Feed Operations) and they are the absolute epitome of cruelty. Let's put the farmer and the workers in exactly the same situation and then tell me how they would enjoy it. No empathy at all. I, myself, am very close to being a vegetarian because of this and already buy organic eggs and cannot handle pork or beef anymore even the chickens are suspect. I was raised in the 1950's so we were eating organic then and did not even know the word.
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Karelle | FMTV | 7 months, 1 week ago
We value your feedback, Marina! ~ Karelle
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GEORGINA KYLLO | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this documentary that showed how our food is produced. It shows both views of why there is the need for so much meat in our culture. I am fortunate that I live in small town in Canada and my son-in-low raises pigs and cows but only enough for our families. I love knowing where my meat comes from and do choose to eat out where I know that there is humane food available. I do eat mostly plant based and this movie is honestly one of the best documentaries I have ever watched. I appreciate the film makers approach to this. It truly touched my heart. My hope is that my grandchildren have a world where this cruelty to animals disappears.
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Jenn | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
I’m not vegetarian but I want to be ! I know that sounds so weak but I have tried several times and I just do not know enough about how to eat well on a vegan or vegetarian diet. I personally hate meat and can’t even stand the thought of things like the things shown in this documentary happening and me being a part of it. I can’t even watch it. I made it through to the piggies getting shots and being tossed in a box and I’m done. It’s just so sad to me .
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing how you feel, Jenn. Have you tried checking out the 10 Day Plant-based Challenge Program? You can start on trying to nourish your body & mind with plant-based meals :) Hope you take the time to check the program here: https://www.fmtv.com/programs/10-day-plant-based-challenge. Sending you positive thoughts! ~ Jasmin
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sandy None | 10 months, 1 week ago
just another thought take a look here https://prepforthat.com/drain-pregnant-cow-fetus-blood-new-zealand/ at how we treat pregnant cows
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sandy None | 10 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for a really good documentary - Its a great film for people to watch if they have never really thought about animal welfare (and emotions) I do get concerned when i hear calves are taken from the mother immediately after birth - as they need the colostrum milk, which provides the calf with an initial dose of antibodies, and this is vital in the first four hours after birth. whats interesting is the number of farmers that sell that colostrum for use in supplements- and skin care - its really hits hard to think we deprive these animals for the sake of our own Profit (in the case of farmers) and vanity.
thanks for a great job
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Linda | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you! This film was very eye opening. I have been trying to stop eating meat, or at least eat much less of it. This really helped! It made me cry.
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
So happy to hear that from you, Linda! You might also want to check out our 10 Day Plant-Based Challenge here: https://www.fmtv.com/programs/10-day-plant-based-challenge :) Enjoy! ~ Iris
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