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  • "ANIMAL CORP." Episode 1: Why Moo, When You Can Veg-A-Cue?

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    http://www.TFAS.org/AnimalCorp

    We've seen animals control the farm, but what about a corporation? CEO Snowball has a vision to save animals by serving up all-vegetable 'meats' – such as Facon, Phony Bologna and Mock Ham Hocks - with a dash of Orwell. But things quickly go to the hogs when internal struggles over money and power threaten the fledgling startup.

    VIEW EPISODE 2: http://youtu.be/vBK3BgBkZ-c

    "ANIMAL CORP." takes a look at what can happen when equality and collective decision-making are introduced at a fictitious company on the cutting edge of food technology.

    When Sen. Bernie Sanders rails against “economic inequality” and demands free tuition for college students, he draws wild applause on the campaign trail.

    Last year, a Seattle company, Gravity Payments, took these socialist sentiments to heart and announced that its new minimum salary for employees was $70,000. While employees reacted gleefully at first, the company and its CEO have since fallen on hard times.

    This year marks the 70th anniversary since "Animal Farm" was first published in the United States in 1946. In the book, the animals write seven commandments. Eventually they reduce them to a single one, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

    Through this video, viewers come face to face with the implications of that statement. The tendency of socialism – wherever it has been tried – is to evolve into a system where the few get on top, not based on merit, but on power.

    Produced by Patrick Reasonover and directed by Michael Ozias. For more information about the video, visit http://www.TFAS.org/AnimalCorp. Show less
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