What is the importance of the investigations inside factory farms and slaughterhouses? Interview with Jose Valle, animal rights activist, co-founder of Animal Equality with Javier Moreno and Sharon Núñez.
“The job of an investigator is to be a witness for what the animals suffer in factory farms and in slaughterhouses. This type of things that we record they are going to happen in any way. We think it is crucial for the public to know, so we have to be there with a hidden camera, with other methods to show that to the public. It’s a very difficult job of course, but I think it's really necessary, because those things that are not known, people don’t know what's happening, are very difficult to change them.
At the moment we are working on the project iAnimal. This is using virtual reality to show what’s happening inside the factory farms and slaughterhouses. I’ve been in many of these places myself and I always thought I wish I could bring people with me here, so they can see it by themselves, with their own eyes and not through my camera. Using virtual reality allows us to do that, and when people wear this type of headset and watch the footage that we have film with 360 ° cameras, they feel like they are inside those places. So this is what we're working on now and the next release is going to be on the life of chickens from the farms to the slaughterhouses.”
This interview was realized during the 10th Anniversary of Animal Equality in Milan, December 2, 2016.
This is a video of the web-tv Veggie Channel.
Director: Massimo Leopardi
Editor: Julia Ovchinnikova