The Last Pig
The month’s Reel and Meal is a collaboration with Green Vegan Networking and Compassion Over Killing (COK) with a generous grant from VegFund.
According to the UN, and in commemoration of Earth Day Month, the single most effective action you can take for the environment is to adopt a plant based diet. It is our hope that THE LAST PIG will help propel a shift in our community’s relationship to non-human beings and our capacity for compassion – while helping the planet.
THE LAST PIG follows former pig farmer Bob Comis, who now grows vegetables, throughout his very last year of raising and sending pigs to slaughter, as he comes to a powerful realization: that he now sees no difference between eating the trusting pigs he raised and eating other animals, like the dog he loves.
The film raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Bob Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.
THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals the growing conflict of a life spent “peddling in death.”