Watched HBO biopic of Temple Grandin, as she struggles to become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry, with Claire Danes (who won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for this role), Julia Ormond, Catherine O’Hara, and David Strathairn.
Temple Grandin: ‘Nature is cruel but we don’t have to be; we owe them some respect. I touched the first cow that was being stunned. In a few seconds it was going to be just another piece of beef, but in that moment it was still an individual. It was calm… and then it was gone. I became aware of how precious life was. I thought about death and I felt close to God. I don’t want my thoughts to die with me. I want to have done something.’