Jackass star Steve-O narrates animal welfare film
Jackass star Steve-O has narrated a short film on behalf of an animal welfare charity to explain what happens on factory farms.
Made by Farm Sanctuary, a US farm animal protection organisation with sanctuaries in New York and California, What Came Before tells the story of three farm animals who escaped the industrial food conveyor belt.
Famed for his extreme acts on the reality stunt show, Steve-O – real name Stephen Glover – talks about what would have been happened to Nikki, Symphony and Fanny, a pig, hen and dairy cow, had fate not intervened.
“I have a tough stomach, and I’ve put myself through a lot,” the star says, but when I first found out what happens to animals on modern factory farms and in today’s slaughterhouses, I wanted to throw up – I literally couldn’t believe it.”
He explains that he agreed to narrate the film to expose what happens to farm animals and encourage people to make more compassionate choices – and possibly go meat-free as a result.
“I love that when someone does a Google search for ‘Steve-O explicit video,’ they’re going to find What Came Before. I hope a lot of them go vegetarian.”
“You wouldn’t personally do any of the things you saw in this video to Nikki, Symphony, Fanny or any other animal, so I’m sure you don’t want to pay others to hurt them for you,” he says in the video.
Watch What Came Before