Dead Meat is from Evan Coyne Maloney's (Brain Terminal) film company On The Fence Films. The film takes aim at Canada's government run health care system. Stories about the long wait for a surgery from necks, hips, cataracts, and so on are featured. It is also said that a human can't get health insurance but a pet can get health insurance in Canada.
I can't even imagine. You wait years for surgery that your very life depends on. You're unable to move, see, or it might be cancer or a heart bypass we're talking about here. You have to wait years for it. That system isn't as great as it is made out to be. Why should pets get better and faster care than humans? Why should pets have a diversity of options when it comes to treatment?
There will be a feature length film coming in 2006. This should prove to be interesting.