Heard of the Meatrix yet? Watch this great flash movie on factory farming at:


The Meatrix is a two-minute flash animation that spoofs the popular Matrix movies. But instead of Keanu Reaves, the Meatrix stars a young pig, Leo, who lives on a pleasant family farm ... he thinks. Leo is approached by a wise and mysterious cow, Moopheus, who shows Leo the truth about modern farming -- the truth about the Meatrix!

The film describes the problems with factory farming and offers viewers a solution - the final page of the flash directs viewers to the Eat Well Guide, a national online directory of sustainably-raised meat, which is available at


If you like the Meatrix and/or the Eat Well Guide, we only ask for one thing in return that you send them on to all your friends!

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Enjoy the show!

The Meatrix

A collaboration of the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment

(GRACE) and Free Range Graphics Lucy Sharratt, Researcher, Polaris Institute 312 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0G7 (613) 237 1717 Fax: (613) 237 3359





In less than 2 months, over 3 million people have watched The Meatrix. The film has exploded worldwide, with viewers contacting us from around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Check Republic,
Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK/England and the United States.

As of December 31st, 17,000 different web sites around the world have
linked to The Meatrix, making the film a truly global phenomenon!


Due to worldwide demand, The Meatrix is currently being translated and
re-dubbed into Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and French. Please check our website at for more information on when these versions will be released.

In addition, we are also working on transcripts for other languages. Dutch and Italian versions are currently online, and additional scripts are being translated into Chinese and German. We have also had requests for transcripts in Japanese, Czech, Hungarian, Russian and Korean. You can find all the translations on the International Meatrix action page at


In order to stop factory farms across the globe, we have added an
international action page as well as separate action pages for the United
Kingdom, Australia and Canada. If you would like to find out what groups
are working in those countries, please visit the international action page
at The international page also lists other
organizations working against factory farming and promoting sustainable
agriculture in other parts of the world.


After repeated requests for merchandise, GRACE and Free Range Graphics are selling tee-shirts, coffee mugs, lunch boxes and other merchandise featuring Moopheus, Leo and Hennedy (the chicken in the film).

All profits are being donated to Farm Aid's Saving Family Farms Program. Farm Aid is more than just a concert - the organization also provides immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis, gives emergency grants to small farms threatened with hunger and loss of heat or electricity, and funds organizations that work locally to strengthen family farms.

You can support family farmers by buying a tee-shirt or coffee mug at !


Read press releases on the film at

Press coverage of The Meatrix has appeared around the world in print, radio and TV, including CNN Headline News, USA Today, The Guardian (UK), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR,, AP Wire, Seattle Times, Liberation (France), Utne Reader's web site,, Los Angeles Times, "America in the Morning" with Jim Bohannon, Boston Globe, and E! Entertainment web site, with more and more press appearing daily.

The Meatrix has also been spreading like wildfire on hundreds of blogs,
message boards and listservs across the internet.


-- Because of the overwhelming response to The Meatrix, CD-Rom and video copies of the film are being sent to colleges, universities and schools around the world, along with literature on factory farming. To show the film at a public gathering in your area, please email and let us know what you need. Email us for more information.

-- The film has been invited to be part of several film festivals. In the
coming year, we will be submitting The Meatrix to even more festivals and offline venues in an effort to reach even more people.

-- Tens of thousands of people continue to be introduced to The Meatrix
every week. If you know of anyone who hasn't seen the film yet, please send them the link - Thank you for helping to make The Meatrix the most successful online advocacy film ever!

Canadian follow-up to MEATRIX