Whilst physically Helen and Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men share no similarities, I think that their characters are quite similar in a number of ways. They both share a cold detachment from what they are doing and don't appear to be guilty (at least at first for Helen). However for Chigurh his crimes are motivated by nihilism, whereas Helen's actions, however wrong, are brought about by an initially well intentioned idea.
The live pigs have to watch, listen and smell the fear and pain or death! According to a Viva! investigation, each year an estimated 230,000 cattle are not correctly stunned with the captive bolt pistol. They will have to endure the pain of being shot in the head and will then have to be shot again or knifed whilst conscious. http://www.viva.org.uk/campaigns/slaughter/sentencedtodeathreport.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/goingvegan/index.php #kosher