Jason Schwartzman narrates new meat-free short

A still from the Farm Sanctuary filmA new short film narrated by actor Jason Schwartzman aims to make people more aware of the health and environmental effects of eating too much meat.

The Rushmore star has recorded the voiceover for What to Eat, a four-minute film created by Farm Sanctuary, a US organisation campaigning for an end to factory farming.

The film follows a character during the course of his day and details his growing concern as he learns more about the food he is eating.

From bacon and eggs for breakfast, a steady stream of facts and figures – with contributions from eventually convinces him that industrial farming techniques are destroying the planet and people’s health, and he ends the day with a meat-free meal.

“The devastation inflicted on our environment by factory farms is something we all have the power to stop by doing something as simple as ordering a veggie burger instead of a meat one,” says Schwartzman. “Please join me in taking the pledge to go meat-free for a day, a month or longer. It’s a lot easier than you think, and let’s be real: all burgers taste the same with ketchup.”

Farm Sanctuary advocates veganism but says on its website: “All decisions we make every day about what we eat can make a huge difference. Going vegan may be a big step, but simply lessening our meat consumption still goes a long way. If we all pledged to eat meat-free meals throughout the week, we’d not only be healthier individuals but our planet would benefit too.”

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