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DYING BREED

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DYING BREED

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 85m 21s

Release date 26/04/2017

BBFCInsight scenes of animal slaughter

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Mick Catmull

Cast includes Not known

Summary DYING BREED is a documentary about the disappearing way of life of small, family-run cattle farms in Cornwall.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DYING BREED is a documentary about the disappearing way of life of small, family-run cattle farms in Cornwall.

Disturbing images

There are scenes, embedded in the documentary context, that show various farming practices involving animals, including the assisted birth of a calf, the de-horning of a bull calf and the 'castration' of another bull calf by a method using a band fixed to the genitals. The practices are well established and emphasis is made on the measures taken to minimise the discomfort caused to the animals. There is also a scene depicting the natural end to the process of farming cattle, which is their slaughter in an abattoir. An animal in a pen is killed with a bolt gun applied to its head, its carcass hung up, and then bled out by the throat being cut. The process continues with brief sight of the flesh being peeled from the animal's head, and then the carcass is cut up with saws.

There are also references to mental health issues leading to a person's drug overdose, and to a death in a road accident.

Details

Title
DYING BREED
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
A38 Films
Classified date(s)
05/04/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
85m 21s
Approved footage
7681+8
BBFC reference
AFF350202
Registration number
CFJ41878

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