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Thursday, November 11, 2004

'Peaceable Kingdom' Shows Friday, November 19, at SU

SALISBURY, MD—The 2004 documentary Jane Goodall declared “a masterpiece” shows at Salisbury University 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, in Room 111 of Fulton Hall. Peaceable Kingdom, which garnered praise from both its New York and Los Angeles premieres, is a documentary that takes an in-depth look at factory farming. The film explores three different facets of the industry including: people who grew up in the factory farming lifestyle and wound up at odds with the system, rescue workers who provide sanctuary for the animals, and rescued farm animals. It includes scenes from a farm sanctuary for abused and neglected animals, as well as commentary from both a rancher and farmer who have become outspoken opponents of factory farming and investigative footage from news broadcasts and animal rights organizations. “The film poses more questions than solutions, even though the film-makers’ ethical stances are clear,” says Dr. Michael Lewis, professor of Environmental Science at SU, “It is sure to provoke debate among viewers.” According to community leader and former Salisbury City Council member Rachel Polk the film is “both provocative and revealing.” “This movie adds another dimension to the question ‘What’s eating you?’” said Polk. Sponsored by the Environmental Students Association and the Eastern Shore Sanctuary and Education Center of Princess Anne, the viewing is free and open to the public. A discussion follows the show. For more information about the movie visit the Peaceable Kingdom Web site at For more information about the showing call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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