a great Grandin imitation. The New York Times gives the movie a glowing review, calling it "funny, instructive, and also intangibly charming."
Grandin is what I'd call a "conscientious participator" in this country's inhumane system of food production. She makes farms and slaughterhouses less miserable for the animals. Some animal rights people disapprove, but I looked into my crystal ball this morning, and this is what I saw: however hard people work to spread veganism, there will still be close to 10 billion animals killed for food over the coming year. The "left behinds" will vastly outnumber the spared. You can't care about all those animals left behind and disapprove of what Temple Grandin does--and does well. If you want details, have a careful look at her website.
And no, don't be tempted to think that the 10 billion don't matter because animals don't really feel anything, or exist just to be eaten, or want to serve us...(see my book on all those excuses). But also don't be tempted by propaganda from the other end of the spectrum. Helping the 10 billion isn't going to swell their numbers. Most people can be brought around to care about the treatment of farm anmals, but it isn't pivotal. They're not going to eat less meat because animals are mistreated or eat more because the treatment got better. The "treatment dependent" omnivore represents a very small subset of eaters. It would be absurd to neglect the 10 billion in order to hold back these people-- both morally and statistically preposterous.
Now about HBO...does anybody have a clue how to tune in for 2 hours?