A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FARMED ANIMALS

Video with Laura playing Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” for Charlotte the Pig.

Charlotte the Pig was my Inspiration for DINNER MUSIC

I had my flute with me that hot summer day. I love visiting the Toronto Islands and wandered into Centreville, curious about Faraway Farm. There was Charlotte, hot, flies all over her snout, resting in her pen, all by herself.  She looked sad. I found out her male partner had died a while back. Kids pointed at her, shouting, "Look how fat she is." I felt badly that she was being ridiculed. I took out my flute and played "Claire de Lune" by Debussy.  Charlotte responded. She sat up, she listened, she was curious.  She looked happier.  At that moment, I decided I must make a movie about the emotional lives of animals - their feelings, their sentience.

Charlotte was my muse. I have never forgotten that hot summer day playing flute for Charlotte.  She died recently and she was in her 20s. Charlotte may not be with us anymore,  but there are so many farmed animals who deserve to see the light of day, hear music and live free.  Dinner Music is dedicated to all the voiceless animals who need our help.

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Rescued Pig-Flute Lullaby in the Straw

Rescued Pig shows its open ears and heart listening to flute lullabies. Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals and can feel pleasure and pain. They love music and are very playful. Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music giving animals humane treatment and a voice.


 

Rescued Horses Love the Flute!

Rescued Horses at Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary enjoying the sound of the flute. Curious, gentle and listening with keen ears and hearts. Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music. This movie shows us the importance of giving all animals humane treatment and a voice.

Rescued Rooster has a great ear for music!

Rescued rooster challenges flutist, Laura Nashman, with a mighty call and response duet! Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music. Dinner Music is a documentary in progress whose mission is to share the emotional lives or sentience of farmed animals.


 

Rescued Pig Has His Own Taste in Music!

Rescued pig at Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary definitely has his own musical taste! Pigs are some of the most intelligent animals, with feelings, individual personalities and preferences. Humane treatment is vital. Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music. This movie shows us the importance of giving all animals humane treatment and a voice

Rescued pig at Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary definitely has his own musical taste! Pigs are some of the most intelligent animals, with feelings, individual personalities and preferences. Humane treatment is vital. Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music.

Cute Piglet has an Appetite for the Flute

This cute piglet was rescued and lives at Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary. Only a few weeks old, she has a remarkable curiosity about the flute! Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music. This movie shows us the importance of giving all animals humane treatment and a voice.


 

Rescued Pig loves flute and watermelon

Rescued Pig delights in his love for watermelon and flute music! Pigs are some of the most intelligent animals with feelings of pleasure and pain. Seeing their joy is contagious. Humane treatment is vital. Moments like this will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Dinner Music.

Your Help is Very Important

The plight of factory-farmed animals is horrific and tragic.

From birth to their final day of slaughter, life is cruel - no sunshine, no music, no freedom to move, and unfair and inhumane treatment.

One thing animals have in common with human animals is fear. Cows cry when their babies are taken from them at several weeks. Race horses and leisure horses never knew their lives could end up on the dinner table. Crowded chickens on slaughter trucks suffer beyond our imagination. Pigs have nausea and car sickness like humans and their transport can be over a day without food or water. Many animals arrive dead, injured or helpless at the slaughterhouse.

Humane treatment is essential.

Dinner Music is a documentary in progress whose mission is to share the emotional lives or sentience of farmed animals. Animals didn’t choose a life of being born and raised to be killed. Let's make a difference together for them. Dinner Music Movie will also include interviews with animal activists, authors and celebrities.

With your support, we want to raise awareness about  inhumane treatment of  farmed animals and  about the peaceful, healthy, happy lives they can lead instead.  Animals are  living beings deserving of our respect and care.

Your donations are gratefully accepted in bringing this film from dream to reality. Thank you in advance, from their unheard voices.

Laura Nashman

Laura Nashman is a Canadian, award-winning flutist and music producer. For over 30 years, she has been recording, producing music and helping animals.

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Animals have emotional lives-feel pain and joy. Sadly, millions a day suffer unnecessary pain from birth to death. They deserve humane treatment.

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Dinner Music will include interviews with animal welfarists, farm sanctuary owners and volunteers, plus footage of animals responding to the flute.

Preview Dinner Music Movie clips

See pictures of animals animals living free, happy lives in farm sanctuaries in Canada and other animal rescue locations. Pictures are from  from 2016 to 2017.

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