The horse industry is lucrative and mysterious. A business that attracts people from all walks of life to include animal lovers, horse enthusiasts, gamblers, and money seeking breeders and sellers. It is a trade of mystery because of the underground criminal activity that exists in its trenches. A behind the scenes killing movement that the average person in America has no clue about and probably doesn’t want to know. That’s where Kill Pen comes in, a documentary film that explores the underground economic and political pipeline driving the horse slaughter activity.
The Kill Pen Movie core objective explained on the website is “candid interviews, whistleblower footage and underground video, Kill Pen investigates how and why unregulated horse meat is getting into the human food chain, along with the inherent dangers to the public of horse meat consumption and the barbaric treatment of horses in the process.” Unlocking the secrets of these mighty and magnificent creatures will rattle your cage. Horses are majestic, living, breathing souls that deserve much more than to be treated undignified when they are deemed useless and not valuable any longer to a money hungry owner. Sharon Levine, Owner, Baiting Hollow Horse Rescue comments,
“There has to be a moral character to a country. We do not eat our dogs or our cats. We should not be eating our horses.”
This documentary is a must see for everyone. You don’t have to be a horse enthusiast. Your health and those around you matter and just for that this movie is worth the time to watch. Opening our eyes to barbaric cruelty is the first step to making a change in society. How we treat others (human or animals) is a reflection of our future. All living beings are sentient, meaning they have a conscious, and they feel pain. A baby, a cow, an adult, and a puppy all feel the same pain. If you pull my hair or yank a horse’s tail we both feel pain, right? Why do we put more value on one creature’s pain to be more important than another? If your health matters and compassion for society is important than this is a must see film!
When: Wednesday, April 6th at 5 pm
Where: Silver Springs International Film Festival
Following Silver Springs, there will be screening in Sedona, Arizona in partnership with the Sedona Film Festival (April 14th) and then at the NOVA Film Festival in Fairfax, Virginia at the end of April. More screenings are expected in the months following. Check out the Kill Pen website for more details. Visit their Facebook Page and follow the journey of this life-saving film. Horses in this Nation need our help. Kill Pen offers a monumental step in that direction.
When you’re passionate and committed, you can do anything. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing this article with others. Please share any comments, story, and event ideas with me at Jessie@myepicwriting.com.