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Vegan Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn is set to present a documentary which will expose modern animal farming practices.

Bristol-based animal welfare charity Viva!, which is producing the film, launched a crowdfunder earlier this week, raising more than £10,000 in just 24 hours.

‘A modern horror story’

The film, Hogwood: a modern horror story, will be based on Viva!’s successful campaign against Hogwood Farm and will aim to expose the wider factory farming industry

Earlier this month, Viva! published its third investigation of Hogwood Pig Farm – an industrial mega-farm based in Warwickshire.

As a result, Red Tractor suspended Hogwood’s certification, and supermarket giant Tesco stopped accepting all supplies from Hogwood Farm.

‘Not just meat products’

“It is an honor to be presenting this very important film,” Flynn said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“After seeing the horrendous conditions and animal abuse that is happening behind Hogwood’s walls, I had to do something.

“The pigs of Hogwood aren’t just meat products, they are sensitive, emotionally aware beings just like us and they deserve better than this.”

‘Misleading industry’

“Each day, consumers are being lied to. Through clever marketing and misleading packaging, we are constantly reassured that we have some of the highest welfare standards in the world,” Juliet Gellatley, Viva! founder and director, added.

“This simply isn’t true. The pigs living on Hogwood Farm live short, brutal lives where they are denied all their natural behaviors. Sadly, this farm is just one among many, and that’s why we need this documentary.”

‘True story’

She added: “This crowdfunder will enable us to tell the true story of Hogwood Farm. The documentary will follow our campaigns team as they enter Hogwood for the first time. It will celebrate our recent victory and – most importantly – will shed light on what really goes on behind the factory farm walls.

“Documentaries like this have the power to start conversations, change habits, and create real change. That’s why ‘Hogwood: a modern horror story’ needs to be made. The story of Hogwood Farm has already captured so many hearts and minds; this is the next step in taking our message to the masses. It’s time to connect the dots between factory farming, environmental destruction, animal abuse, and our most pressing global health crises.”

You can find out more about the film and the crowdfunder 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.