Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, will narrate the film (Picture: National News)
Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has narrated a gruesome virtual reality abattoir film that shows a cow having its throat cut. Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the popular films, is launching ‘iAnimal: The dairy industry in 360-degrees’, along with other vegan activists at Animal Equality.
They hope that once viewers get a first person view of a slaughter they may think again about eating meat. Dr Toni Shephard, UK executive director of Animal Equality, said: ‘Virtual reality opens up worlds that used to be hidden from us and there is nothing more secretive than the way animals are reared and killed for food.’
The film will show what happens over the lifespan of cows in dairy farms (Picture: National News)
Another image of a dead cow (Picture: National News) He added: ‘Animal Equality believes people have the right to know what happens in modern farms and slaughterhouses so that consumers can make informed decisions about the food they buy.
‘Now, through our cutting-edge iAnimal project, we can open up these secretive worlds and allow everyone to experience first-hand how farmed animals live and die.’
The documentary shows what happens to calves in the dairy industry.
It culminates in a cow having its throat sliced, which may be a little too much for some people to take.
It will not be easy viewing (Picture: National News)
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter (Picture: Warner Bros)
The short film, which shows scenes from slaughter houses from Britain and Mexico, will be shown at a cosmetics shop Lush, in Oxford’s Westgate Centre.
Oxford University’s Vegetarian and Vegan society were also involved in making the 360-degree movie.
Dr Shephard added: ‘Paul McCartney once famously said ‘If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we would all be vegetarians’ but of course they don’t, and most people remain unaware of the lives and deaths of animals bred for food.’