Every morning hundreds of cows are herded to a landfill site where they eat, nap, play, and mate while having to keep themselves safe from the excavators and bulldozers that plow around the site. If not careful, a cow might be killed by the heavy machines or trapped under tons of trash. Despite all the risks, this practice has been around for many years because it saves the owners the trouble of looking for pasture; instead, they rely on human food waste to feed their animals. Some cows even spend the night there because the owner lives far from the site. Regardless of their differences, all these rubbish-eating cows will share the same destiny under the butcher’s knife.


Diary of Cattle

2019 ID 18 min
Festival Year: 2020
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Development & Built Environment, Global Perspectives