In 2009, acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer released a book called Eating Animals, which has prompted countless individuals to think more deeply about the effects of the modern factory farm industry on our planet and its inhabitants. Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman was so inspired by the book that she turned it into a documentary. “I don’t expect anyone to go vegan overnight. I think that’s a big thing to ask. But if people asked a little more where their food is coming from or ate a vegan meal one day a week, that would be enormous,” Portman, the film’s producer and narrator said.
As Portman states: If we started treating animals better, perhaps we would start treating each other better, too.