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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

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Oct 27, in Gibsons, Oct 29 in Sechelt. Follow an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers one of the most destructive industries on the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are unwilling to talk about it. USA, 2014, 85min, documentary.  Directed by Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

 'Cowspiracy' screening Oct 27 in Gibsons BC and Oct 29 in Sechelt

MORE ABOUT THE FILM

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is 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 ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

This shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

Film website:  http://cowspiracy.com

RESOURCES

-- From the filmmakers, Fact Check info in the film: http://cowspiracy.com/fact-check/

-- Take Extinction off your Plate: The Center for Biological Diversity provides an excellent summary of the profound impact animal agriculture has on wildlife losses, land and water pollution, deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.
http://takeextinctionoffyourplate.com/earth-friendly_diet.html

-- An alterative view for posposed actions:  Holistic Planned Grazing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHoh-OKUfU

GUESTS

Discussion following the film with guests:
Gerry Pageau, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., M.Eng.,
Dave Shishkoff, long time environmental activist, editor The Victoria Vegan. and
Joanna Zilsel, permaculture gardener, bee keeper, M.Sc. Biology.

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