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動物失樂園

社團法人動物平權促進會長期推動兒童動保護教育, 以兒童與動物關係為核心價值。本紀錄片以「動物不是娛樂」為主題製作,透過Life、­佳妤以及瑄瑄三位兒童的眼睛與童稚的心,引領我們感受體驗式農場中小羊、小魚;動物園­的大蟒蛇與大象;學校的小小流浪狗等動物,不同形式不人道對待的痛苦處境。讓我們警覺­,業者不僅以親子體驗、親近動物為手段,賺取利潤,剝削動物,更玷汙了兒童親近動物的­天性。

片中三位孩子希望動物遠離虐待,卻受限於能力,無法阻止,透過日常生活行動力的積極行­動:Life與動物家人羊羊和狗兒深刻的情感連結;瑄瑄和媽媽到五股公立收所容擔任義­工;佳妤透過繪畫創作為動物發聲;展現關懷動物權的正向力量,為動物爭取安頓身心、自­由生活的權利,也希望喚醒人們對於動物的同理心。

兒童的世界充滿著動物的意象,充分展現其天性親近自然、喜愛動物的純粹本質。若能在兒­童生命的初始,給予自然世界的滋養和教育,那麼剝奪、支配、利用、壓迫將會消失於這個­世界,人類對動物與大自然的內在真、善、美也將如實顯現。

Lost Paradise of Animals

Taiwan Animal Equality Association has long been promoting children's education and the relationship between children and animals as core values. This documentary takes as its theme the idea that animals are not entertainment. Through the eyes of three children, Life, Jia Yu and Xuan-xuan, we empathetically perceive the the conditions experienced by sheep in a petting zoo, farmed fish , pythons and elephants at the zoo, stray dogs at the children’s school and other animals—all of them experiencing different forms of inhumane treatment as a result of being kept in painful circumstances. They alert us to the fact that businesses that use animals as entertainment not only attract parents and children with the promise of joyful expriences and the chance to get close to the animals; they also exploit the animals as profit-making tools and take advantage of children’s innate attraction and desire to be close to animals.

These three children wish they could get the animals out of these abusive situations, but they are limited in their ability to stop it . Still, the children demonstrate they are capable of taking positive action in daily life: Life has a profound emotional tie with the sheep and dog that are also members of his family. It symbolizes the idea that children and animals both have bodies, minds, and the right to live in freedom. Xuan-xuan and her mother both work as volunteers at the municipal animal shelter. They hope all the dogs will be happy, and do not want them to be euthanized; Jia-yu uses painting to voice her desire to smash the cages in which animals are trapped, demonstrating her intense concern for animals’ rights. The kids fight for animals’ right to live in physical and mental peace and their right to freedom, but they also hope to arouse people's empathy for animals.

The world of childrens is full of animal imagery, reflecting their instinctual desire to be close to nature and innate and pure love of animals. If we can educate children early in their lives to respect the natural world and derive nourishment from nature, then deprivation, domination, utilization, oppression will disappear from this world, and humans’ treatement of animals and nature will reveal the inherent truth, goodness and beauty of nature.

動物失樂園 Lost Paradise of Animal

TAEA台灣動物平權促進會 | 2014 | HD | Color | 9min.3sec.

This documentary addresses the perspectives towards animals through the eyes and pure minds of three children: Life, Jia-Yu and Shiuan-Shiuan. They hope animals can be away from mistreatment but, as kids, they are not powerful enough to physically stop things from happening. However, their deep feeling and connection with animals and their actions on protecting animals in daily life wake up our nature of loving animals and pure mind filled with compassion and loving-kindness.

導演:傅翊豪FU Yi-Hao
攝影/剪接:傅翊豪FU Yi-Hao
攝影/協助:蔡名鎬、范凱琪
製片/企劃:萬宸禎、林憶珊

訪談者:萬宸禎、傅翊豪

訪談兒童:Life、林佳妤、游文瑄