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Director Louie Psihoyos – who recently directed The game changers – appeared on Joe Rogan’s most recent podcast.
Psihoyos, whose film The handle won the Oscar for Best Feature Documentary in 2010, spoke to comedian Rogan about various animal and environmental issues during the episode.
‘I’m part of this’
Discussing why he quit eating meat in the 1980s, Psihoyos revealed he was making a story for Fortune magazine about the largest independent cattle ranches in America.
âThere was one that was so big in Oklahoma that they had their own slaughterhouse,â he said. âThey’re killing this animal with a captive bolt to the brain. It’s supposed to happen instantly, but there was this animal that came, and he was still alive.
âAt that point he was hanging upside down, and his skin has been ripped off and he’s looking at me with his eye and he’s following me, and as he turns around he’s still looking at me. I thought ‘this ab * tch son is alive, and I’m one of them’, so I stopped eating meat shortly after.
The director revealed he was a Pescatarian for a while after that, eventually giving up fish when concerned about mercury levels.