‘The Meatrix is all around you. It is the story we tell ourselves about where meat and animal products come from.’
These audio visual clips provide an accessible entry-point into discussions relating to animal ethics. By exposing some of the practices of those corporations that deal in animal products, the clips force those watching them to think for themselves about the treatment of animals.
Teachers might ask students for their thoughts on these videos, before presenting them with philosophical questions for discussion.
The Meatrix I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkc70ztOrc
The Meatrix II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAN6G8sBNIE
The Meatrix II.5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGK3Rqoeux8
The Meatrix website contains accessible information on animal farming, which students might be encouraged to access, if they are keen to learn more.