For the last 7 years, Chris Delforce has been investigating and documenting farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation industries across Australia. A self-taught web developer, Chris has made the bulk of this work available through the Aussie Farms Repository, an extensive online database aimed at forcing transparency on industries dependent on secrecy.
In 2014 Chris and team released Lucent, a documentary focusing on industry-standard pig farming, which led to his home being raided by police and subsequent charges laid for publication of photos and footage, in Australia’s first-ever ag-gag case. His shorter films such as ‘Thousand Eyes’ have been used in street outreach all over the world. The follow-up documentary, Dominion, examines the numerous ways animals are used and abused by humans, challenging the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
Chris believes in the value of freedom of information as a tool for social justice, and the right of consumers to see for themselves what they’re paying for when they purchase meat, dairy, egg, and other animal products. Chris is excited to be standing as a candidate in the Upper House for the Animal Justice Party, and if elected will use legislative change to create a kinder world for animals.