Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, is a 2014 documentary on Netflix following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
As you’ll find out in the documentary Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution. It’s responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental issue we all hear about, and yet it still goes on almost entirely unchallenged to this day.
As you watch, you’ll see Kip Andersen approaching leaders in the environmental movement to gain their views on the growing environmental issues, and as he does he also uncovers something unexpected in what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the real issue of animal agriculture as a leading cause.
During filming, Industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and his life if he continues to persist in asking the tough questions and taking his current approach, he even loses some of the films financial backing part way through filming as an effort to shut him up. Unfazed Anderson carries on regardless for the benefit of the planet, it’s his simple authentic laid back approach to get to the real truth out there, the simple raw single camera filming technique and the added interesting animations shown throughout, that make this such an interesting watch.
This is an eye opening documentary, revealing the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming is having on our planet and wildlife.
If like us, your pretty keen on knowing where your food comes from and the effects it has on our planet, then this is a must watch documentary.
For us, as with many others, this programme was a game changer providing much needed clarity, information and purpose.