New film Manchester by the Sea tells the story of a young boy named Patrick (Lucas Hedges) who is put into the care of his uncle, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), after his father dies. During a particularly emotional scene, a chicken falls from the freezer, reminding Patrick of his deceased father. During the same scene, the viewer is shown that the top shelf of the freezer is stocked with plant-based Gardein products. Affleck has been vegan for several years, and has advocated for animals-rights by teaming up on several campaigns for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products,” Affleck once said during a PETA public service announcement, “I say, ‘because they are unhealthy, and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.”’ Manchester by the Sea is currently playing in major movie theaters nationwide
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