Reading Time: < 1 minute Farmer Jay Wilde gave his cows to a sanctuary and became vegan (Photo: 73 Cows)
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BAFTA-winning vegan film 73 Cows is now available to watch for free online on Vimeo – and has garnered more than 150,000 views in under two days.

The multi award-winning short documentary tells the story of Jay Wilde, a former cattle farmer who gave his cows to a sanctuary and went vegan, when he could no longer face sending the animals to slaughter.

73 Cows

The film, which was initially free to view on Vimeo, had to be pulled offline due to BAFTA regulations. Now viewers can access it once more.

“The response to the re-release of 73 Cows has been incredible,” said the team behind the film. “Thanks to everybody who has messaged and shared our film – [it has now] been viewed over 150,000 times.”

Vegan documentary success

Since its launch, the film has scooped top honors at the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival and the Audience Favorite Award from the Four Seasons Film Festival as well as its big BAFTA win for Best Short Film.

“When we set out with no budget and a such a small team, we never anticipated that the film would get the response that it has,” Director Alex Lockwood told Plant Based News.

“We’ve all been making films for a long time and so it’s great to finally produce something which is having an impact. We owe a huge thanks to Jay and Katja Wilde for letting us tell their story which has resonated with so many people.”

You can watch the film on Vimeo here

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.