The Animals Film ★★★★

Very well made and crucial film for its time, while still being timeless with how it queries animal rights. The cross-cutting of small animals being caught in traps where they suffer, with fur coats going down the runway of a fashion show. Quite potent, as are other visualizations and implications presented here, most notably how overdone animal experimentation is. Other docs have expanded further on the extent of environmental and biological issues with the meat industry, but to have the basic information already put so well on film in 1981 is a great document. Unfortunately this film wasn't seen by many people, but it deserved to be. From everything I've watched, it's the best documentary of that year.