War Pigs views the real ways we use animals for war-related reasons through the narrative lens of a civil rights movement, to question the ways we subject animals to human politics.
For as long as humans have had wars, we have enlisted animals to gain the upper hand. Whether though brute strength or intensive training these animals have become an integral part of warfare. For this thesis I will be exploring the moral questions of subjecting animals to human wars when they do not have the capacity to opt out or even understand why they are being used. To do this I will be suspending reality and imagining that these animals can in fact speak up for themselves and what it might look like if they did. The Civil rights movement will be used as a narrative lens to explore this further.