Let’s take a break from travel and let’s talk about something more important and bigger than us. The six-minute film footage below is a shocking, hypnotic and grotesque dose of reality of how unsustainable demand and overconsumption look like. Word of caution: You will most likely feel shocked, saddened, horrified and feel all other extreme mixed emotions while watching the clip.



I personally feel so sick and shocked right now. There are so many issues and realities that the clip brings to light. I had to pause at some point while watching it because it was just too much. It obviously brought many questions in my mind: What has happened to us? How greedy have we become? How can corporations allow this to happen – to both the animals being bred and to the people working in these factories? How much of those meat are being thrown because they expired or were not bought? But this are just minor details. The main question is WHY WHY WHY?

The clip is from the film Samsara, a 2011 documentary film directed by Ron Fricke.

DJ Yabis is the poster boy of Dream Euro Trip and a modern day renaissance man. Originally from the Philippines, he loves throwing dinner parties and stalking rock stars in music festivals. Subscribe or follow his adventures LIVE on Facebook or Instagram. Learn how to plan your own eurotrip.

What do YOU think?

14 Responses to “Possibly The Most Eye Opening 6 Minutes Ever on Film” Subscribe

  1. Melissa August 27, 2013 at 1:38 AM #

    Oh. My. God.

  2. Gabi (The Nomadic Family) August 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM #

    thank you for sharing this.

  3. Marina K. Villatoro August 22, 2013 at 11:58 PM #

    Oh my god, this is insane. You never really think this is how a chicken farm of this magnitude works.

    Where do you even get this type of footage?

    I’m not a vegetarian, even though I barely eat meat, but that’s why free range, organic is not only good for you but for the live animals treatment.

    these chics aren’t treated as though they are alive.

    • DJ Yabis August 23, 2013 at 12:58 AM #

      It’s part of a documentary titled Samsara, Marina. It is in fact insane. I didn’t know they are so efficient in killing and processing animals!

  4. Penny Sadler August 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM #

    DJ, I will be honest with you, I stopped after the first 1 second! I saw all those little chicks and I just knew what was coming, and couldn’t bear the thought. But, thank you for bringing this to attention. Even that, was enough.

    • DJ Yabis August 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM #

      I know it’s hard to watch it. =(

  5. Lyndsay August 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM #

    Oh no! Temple Grandin would be really mad at this…so sad, but as they say, ‘somebody’s got to do the dirty work’…yet, i can’t still comprehend why… :(

    • DJ Yabis August 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM #

      I know. It’s so depressing to watch things like this. It is a multi-layered problem but I think the biggest culprit is overpopulation. =(

      • Lakbay Diva August 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM #

        my opinion is, the culprit is the system of capitalism itself. instead of having small collectives with sustainable resources, you have now an aggregated way of feeding the people and supplying them with their needs and wants.
        the way capitalism works is not really small, multiple suppliers of products, but rather they merge into conglomerates and big industries with standardized and efficient system to make money.

        • DJ Yabis August 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM #

          that’s a very valid point as well. it’s both the greediness of companies and consumers combined that’s creating this monstrosity.

  6. Travelogged August 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM #

    I think I only lasted about 6 seconds… Sorry!

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