Have you ever wondered what the elephant in the room is regarding global warming that nobody, including leading environmental organization, wants to talk about? The film 'Cowspiracy,' based on the book “The Sustainability Secret,” presents concepts and data which suggest that the animal agriculture industry may be among the least sustainable human endeavors on the planet. Animal agriculture is contributing to global warming in ways previously unexplored by many scientists or environmentalists and even fewer politicians. Subtitled 'Rethinking Our Diet To Transform The World,' the film presents data which convincingly document that raising animals for food has myriad environmental impacts that are very unsustainable, including emissions of greenhouse gases, effects on water quality, water use, and deforestation of tropical forests. The Huffington Post says 'the data are hard to argue with and the authors pull no punches and make no apologies.'
This straightforward and engaging film will help you understand why animal agriculture is the greatest cause of deforestation in the Amazon. This industry causes greenhouse gas emissions that are higher than the entire transportation sector in the United States and may have impacts up to 86 times greater in the next 20 years. These and many other facts position us to make choices that could have more to do with slowing climate change than anything else we can do, especially in the near term. Learn why grass fed beef and humane treatment of animals does nothing to change the cruelty in animal agriculture and why virtually none of the foremost environmental organizations in the United States and internationally are willing to tackle this major insult to our environment.
If you are wondering what can be done almost immediately to combat and reduce global warming, this film will clearly present some obvious choices you can make. You may consider your next burger in a different light after viewing it.
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