Louie Psihoyos director of “The Game Changers” recently appeared on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast (JRE Episode #1388) to set Joe Rogan straight. The director who also directed the critically acclaimed “The Cove” that won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2010 discussed animal rights and ecological issues during his time on the podcast.
Psihoyos spoke about why he stopped eating flesh in the 80’s that he was working for Fortune magazine doing a story on the largest independently owned cattle ranchers in the United States.
“There was one that was that was so big in Oklahoma they had their own slaughterhouse, they kill this animal with a captive bolt to the brain. It’s supposed to happen instantly, but there was this one animal that came around, and it was still alive.
“At that point, it was hanging upside down, and its hide was stripped off and it’s looking at me with its eye and it’s following me, and as it’s turning around, it’s still looking at me. I thought ‘this son of a bitch is alive, and I’m part of this, so I stopped eating meat shortly after that.”
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