"Jackass" Star Steve-O on a Mission To End Animal Suffering

December 4, 2012

The "Jackass" star best known for inflicting pain on himself is on a mission to end the pain and suffering of the billions of animals raised for food inside America’s factory farms. He's starring in a new short film titled “What Came Before" and promises to “introduce you to someone you'll never forget.”

And you won't...

Steve-O introduces viewers to Nikki, Symphony, and Fanny — three animals who found refuge at Farm Sanctuary, America’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. But even more gripping than their escape stories is what came before: the life they endured packed inside modern factory farms. “What Came Before” takes viewers into the lives of Nikki, Symphony, and Fanny, and will forever change the way we look at what we eat.

“I have a tough stomach, and I’ve put myself through a lot,” says Steve-O. “But when I first found out what happens to animals on modern factory farms and in today’s slaughterhouses, I wanted to throw up — I literally couldn’t believe it. I narrated this video for Farm Sanctuary because I’m committed to doing what I can to show people all the disgusting things that happen to farm animals, and encouraging everyone to make more compassionate choices. I love that when someone does a Google search for ‘Steve-O explicit video,’ they’re going to find ‘What Came Before.’ I hope a lot of them go vegetarian.”

Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters in New York and California provide lifelong care for almost 1,000 rescued farm animals. These animals — including Nikki, Symphony, and Fanny — are ambassadors for the billions on factory farms who have no voice, and their stories help raise awareness about the harsh realities of factory farming.

Watch Steve-O's new film short below:

 




 

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