Gunda synopsis: “a scene stealing, one legged chicken”.
Joaquin Phoenix: “This isn’t vegan propaganda, it’s just facts”.
Wall Street Journal: “Frankly amazing new documentary Gunda, the best to arrive in Cinemas since the start of the pandemic”.
The New York Times: “This captivating film featured an audacious, one legged chicken!”.
The Guardian: “Gunda was shortlisted for the Oscars but would never have made the final cut. An outfit like the Academy Awards can’t recognise the brilliance of this film”.
Peggy was unique in more ways than one, she was just one of hundreds of free range hens kept on a farm in Worcestershire. She was found one day with a badly injured leg. Instead of being culled, she was shown to farm Vet Josie Rafferty, who kept a few free range hens for herself.
The leg was beyond repair and had to be amputated, the hen, after a few wobbly hops began foraging around as though nothing had happened.
She joined Josies’ small flock, they eventually all came to live with us at the Farm Animal Sanctuary, we had more time to keep an eye on a feisty, bossy one legged hen who was always looking for trouble.
Peggy died shortly after the film was first released, after a very short illness. Her physical presence is no longer with us, but she, and Gunda and two cows and the message they give will now live on forever.