This film is extremely graphic and contains scenes of great cruelty.
Aaargh!! You're not bloody kidding! Oh, those scenes are horrifying! Blech! I know now that I couldn't handle watching the actual film.
Anyway, I do think it's important to make people aware of the degree to which animals suffer as a result of humans. It might make them wake up from their sleep of ignorance. It might wake them up to the fact that every action they commit has consequences.
Saving even one animal from being tortured or slaughtered is a significant act.
You are absolutely right.
I didn't post this to make people cry (although I did myself) or feel empathy.
Compassion is embodied in our actions.
Equanimity as far as I am concerned means having compassion for all sentient beings, and behaving accordingly.
For some reason my own focus tends to be on dogs and their welfare, so you can imagine how I felt at the scene of a dog who had been skinned alive, raising its red fleshy head in unimagineable pain, as it lay on top of a pile of similarly brutalised animals - living carcasses.
As Buddhists, we want to make changes to our own deluded minds, but we should always be prepared to take any opportunity to lessen the suffering of others beings while we have this fortunate human life.