Vegan 'Dirty Sanchez' Star Mathew Pritchard: 'Dominion Was Too Hard To Watch'

The celebrity said people could learn a lot about animal agriculture from the film
‍Mathew Pritchard went vegan for the animals (Photo: YouTube)

Mathew Pritchard, creator and star of MTV hit show Dirty Sanchez - and vegan - has revealed that he was unable to watch more than 10 minutes of animal rights documentary Dominion.

The feature-length film directed by Chris Delforce and co-produced by Earthlings Director Shaun Monson focuses on how animals are used and abused in Australia, and features footage from abattoirs and farms. A host of high profile vegan faces have leant their voices to the film as narrators, including Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Sia, Sadie Sink, and Kat Von D.

Sanchez tried watching the film after it recently launched online, saying: "I bought Dominion last night to watch. My eyes could only handle 10 mins of what I was watching and had to turn it off as it was too much."

'Greed and abuse'

The compassionate star - who has teamed up with organizations including Animal Aid in a bid to push the vegan message - added: "We live in a horrible nasty world, full of greed and abuse to the voiceless.

"If you can eat meat and dairy after watching it then that's your choice, I’m not one to tell you what you can or can’t do with your life but give it a watch.

"It may open your eyes to what actually goes on behind closed doors and the evil of the meat and dairy industries."

The film shows the dirty underbelly of animal agriculture (Photo: Plant Based News)

James Aspey

Pritchard is not the only vegan to struggle to watch the film. Activist James Aspey also had a powerful reaction after seeing the footage, breaking down and crying on stage for around 10 minutes at an official screening of the film.

Speaking about the film, Aspey said: "To the creators of this documentary, to anyone who put any time into making this happen, I can't even begin to imagine how hard this was for you, how painful it was.

"It's not about finding nicer ways to do this - it's about abolishing animal exploitation forever. The only way to do that is for consumers to stop creating demand. All animal products are the result of violence and exploitation."

 

James Asprey broke down after watching the film

Dominion

The film is currently available to download here. In addition, the team has submitted the documentary for Netflix consideration, which can take two to three months. 

According to the Dominion team: "During this time, we'll likely be making the film available for online streaming/rental at a small cost, and beginning to sell DVDs."

If you would like to see the film on Netflix, please visit Netflix here, and request 'Dominion (Documentary)'.

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