Type of media Film
Approved Running time 85m 21s
Release date 26/04/2017
BBFCInsight scenes of animal slaughter
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.
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BBFCinsight publication date 16/04/2017
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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.
- DYING BREED
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