National surveys show that
the majority of Americans are opposed to the inhumane treatment of farm
animals. In fact, Americans are in opposition to the very treatment
animals face every day on factory farms. This disconnect that people
have between the food they buy and the industries they support is exactly
what agribusiness counts on to maintain its bottom line.
However, a growing movement
of people are opposed to factory farming and the commodification of
animals. They are organizing, documenting the living nightmare that
animals face, and speaking out against animal agriculture.
Fowl Play illuminates
the plight of factory-farmed laying hens through interviews with people
who are fighting diligently to save them. A story of hope emerges as
footage recorded inside battery cage and other facilities is balanced
with personal accounts of the individuals working to protect the often-forgotten
victims of the egg industry.
The film also introduces us
to animals who survive the system: Hope, a hen left to die in a garbage
can but then rescued by activists; and Consuela, a hen gassed on a farm
when she was no longer useful but who survives to be rescued at a landfill.
The suffering that animals
face on factory farms won't end until enough people are motivated to
change it. Fowl Play connects the dots between consumers and the
practices they support, and leaves viewers with a groundbreaking message
of personal change and community outreach.