The animal slaughter scene in La Hora de los Hornos that was both powerful and shocking. As someone who eats meat, I found it very disturbing (I even looked away for most of the time) but I understood the creator’s point. By having the scene transfer from innocent animals being slaughtered to product advertisements made me realize how separated we are from what we consume. Furthermore, realizing the process that goes from a living animal to a dinner plate. It shows insight to how gruesome working in the food industry can be. However, most of us don’t even think about it as we dig into our delicious meals.
In Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Fiere discusses the idea of humanization and dehumanization. Of course, in this chapter he is referencing humans becoming dehumanized by their oppressor. Rather than actual human beings, their oppressor starts to view them as things. However, I couldn’t help but relate to the animal slaughter scene. When I eat a chicken sandwich, I lose the association of a live chicken to the object inside my sandwich. Although I love animals dearly, it doesn’t cross my mind when I am eating meat. I have eliminated any thoughts of what I am eating was once living. It reflects the idea that our society is so detached from what we eat.