“Bull” is a stop-motion animated short that explores the daily interactions humans have with animals in which the animals’ sentience is masked behind meticulously constructed cultural facades. “Bull” is created with the knowledge that 77 billion animals are killed each year for food. And as animals are incapable of demanding the end of cruelty perpetrated against them, humans carry more responsibility for their advocacy than any other liberation movement. It aims to challenge the United States food industry whose structure locks Americans into a cycle of cruelty against animals, cruelty against agricultural workers, and cruelty to their own health as consumers. The liberation of nonhuman animals from their exploitation and slaughter is our liberation from this powerful institution.

Published June 2021.


~Lena Ashooh; 12th grade, Champlain Valley Union High School (VT)

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