Netflix has a new movie that's highlighting the horrors of the meat industry, and people are responding very strongly to it on the internet.
In case you haven't heard about the new film, Okja, yet, I highly recommend checking it out on Netflix ASAP. Director Bong Joon Ho has crafted a terrific and tear-jerking tale of Okja, a "super-pig" created out of corporate greed, and it's caretaker, Mija. As Mija tries to save Okja from being slaughtered, harrowing truths about meat-packing, animal activism, ethics in capitalism, and a whole lot more are unearthed.
The reactions from the Twitter-verse after having seen Okja show many people declaring their love for animals and some professing to go vegan. As a result of many viewers catching the groundbreaking film, Twitter was full of such recantations of meat.
Okja is the best movie of the summer and also will make you burst into tears when you're next served bacon.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) July 2, 2017
What's surprising to note is that although the movie may convince you to turn to a plant-based lifestyle, Okja is meant to be more about capitalism and corruption than it is about trying to turn people away from their carnivorous habits. It's asking us to be more conscious about the eating choices we make based on ethics rather than plastering all individuals who eat a certain diet.
Hopefully, after watching Okja, you'll be able to understand that message and become more aware about the food you're eating.