Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret
Cowspiracy, The Sustainability Secret (released in 2014) reveals the truth about the devastating negative impact that industrial animal agriculture and factory farming is having on our environment today. Cowspiracy takes a candid look at how the meat and dairy industry are contributing to the decimation of wildlife and natural habitats, extinction of species, erosion of land and top soil, depletion of water resources, pollution of air, land and water, acidification of the oceans, annihilation of rain forests around the world, and contribute more carbon and greenhouse gasses to the environment than any other industry.
Directors Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn reveal how the U.S. livestock industry has a strangling hold on the country today. The industry wields an enormous and dangerous power due to having vast legal resources and immense lobbying and political power that are making every effort to silence their opponents as well as the news media—at all costs. What Anderson and Kuhn uncover is how some of the largest known environmental organizations, that should be addressing the impacts the meat industry is having on the U.S., are instead chillingly silent.
During countless interviews of the leading environmental organizations in the U.S., experts agreed about the threats—some have even been life-threatening—that the meat industry is exerting today. One spokesperson said, “No one wants to talk about it,” another asserted, “these people have massive legal resources and we have nothing,” another added, “there is suppression and mismanagement of information, it’s everywhere,” another spokesperson alleged, “they can dictate federal policies because they have so much political power.” Howard Lyman, an ex-cattleman (now vegan), said about the U.S. meat industry, “You’re putting your neck on the chopping block with them.” The bottom line is environmental organizations and animal activists threaten corporate profits.
This film boldly and fearlessly exposes how the federal government and the meat industry are colluding together to keep people in the dark about how these businesses are operating, how they are damaging and destroying the planet, how immensely cruel they are to animals, and how these industries are working overtime to silence their foes.
This is a must-see documentary that is eye-opening and riveting because it is all true!
More About Cowspiracy
Directors/Writers: Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn
Starring: Michael Pollan, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, Dr. Will Tuttle, Howard Lyman, Will Potter
Produced by: First Spark Media
Cowspiracy Facts: http://cowspiracy.com/fact-check/
Availability: Cowspiracy is available to stream ($9.95), or you can order the DVD for $19.95 to watch with friends and family by visiting the website.
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