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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret


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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary 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.

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.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, 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.

cowspiracy“There is a link from a screener floating around the internet and in good faith, I did not insert it, here, out of respect for the producers of this documentary.  Instead, I went to their website and purchased the documentary for one dollar and received the email, below, hence my refusal to post the link but instead recommend that our readers follow my lead as we are a group with ethics and morals…even though the ones we fight are bereft of such virtues. Keep the faith.” ~ R.T.

Thank you so much for purchasing our film. Please be aware that this digital download is intended for home viewing only. Uploading, file sharing, burning, copying, selling or otherwise distributing the film in any form compromises our licensing agreements with distributors and would put us in a tough spot legally. Thanks for understanding!

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  1. Thanks for highlighting this RT. I saw this at CU Boulder a month ago at an event sponsored by the Vegan Justice League. Panel discussion afterwards was fantastic too and included a woman from PETA and a local author (Marc Bekoff- The Animal Manifesto). Deniz Bolbol does a great job on the wild horse issue. This film does a better job than any of the other wild horse advocacy films I’ve seen to make the case against welfare ranching. Am building my local network base here in Boulder/Denver; this will be a better place for me to get my own film back in gear. More later.

    – Jan

    Jan Liverance

    Sent from a mobile device Please excuse brevity and typos



  2. Thank you for bringing awareness about this film and these issues to your readers, R.T.
    Although it won’t make everyone happy to watch this, if nothing else, people should watch it just to be educated about the issues in order for each of us to make the best decisions for ourselves and our world. It is a real eye-opener and well worth the time to watch it.


  3. The last email I received from ISPMB included the chance to watch this documentary. I agree with GG that some people wont be happy with it, but it sure does put this issue right out there. Amazing that “environmental” organizations don’t even acknowledge this! It reminds me of Gasland – which at the time I saw it, was an eye opener. This is far more & needs to be addressed – now! I believe we (wild horse advocates) probably are less amazed by this than many people, considering what we’ve learned regarding the over-grazing, but there’s a bigger issue even than that!


  4. HI everyone, sorry I haven’t been around for a while . been dealing with some issues here at home . I had to put my 12 yr old chihuahua to sleep . was very hard on me . still is . my cancer is back . and had my rescue schnauzer,shiz hu mix spay but have tried to keep up with what has been happening . I did try to watch what could of that board broadcast . did get to see Ginger and Suzanne Roy .they did give very resourceful tools to those asses if they would only accept the advice and help that is offered. pigheaded fools but they have to follow their bosses orders I suppose , I fear they come from way higher up then even we have guessed .sorry state of affairs the whole thing.


    • So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved chihuahua, Cindy. And we are with you in thought as you fight the cancer. please take good care of yourself. you’ve been missed and it’s nice to hear your voice here again. Sending a big hug your way, Debbie


    • So sorry you had to have your dog put to sleep – they are as much a member of your family as any human. I hope you are fortunate enough to have good health care & that you are feeling better soon. I miss your comments! They are always right on the money. Get better, Maggie


  5. They still didn’t tell that our of all the cattle grazed in this country, only 3% of it goes into the American food chain even though Americans see supporting it. I am still sickened by people who claim to love the animals yet can have them shipped off to slaughter…brutally killed and butchered…. And the environmental groups like Greenpeace or sierra club and their phony stance…


  6. I just purchased my copy. I will plan to watch it this week. The trailer is intriguing and I’m not surprised as to its content. Thank you, RT for sharing this with us.


  7. I saw this film in theatre last year and highly recommend all animal and environment advocates watch it. It is an informative eye opener.


      • I believe there was a documentary about Howard Lyman a while ago – it was very good & he certainly seems to be someone with lots of common sense – and has been through a lot. I have read excerpts of “Welfare Ranching” – certainly says what we (horse advocates) have been saying for as long as I have been reading these blogs & probably longer. Doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand exactly what has been happening on our public lands – unfortunately, there are absolutely NO brain surgeons on that board! FAR FROM IT!


  8. Cowspiracy is being shown again in Southern Oregon, was shown last year by our animal rights group, now tomorrow it is a community event in a community hall. Then my animal rights group will be showing it again on June 20. Doing the best we can to get it shown. Sure would save a lot of Wild Horses if people would begin to understand what is going on, also slow down emissions of green house gasses, and save a lot of water.


  9. Methane Gas. Plant destruction. Root grounding. Mobile environmental dangers. Did you know the real reason they NEED to expand to using PUBLIC lands for grazing? Air. Not a joke. They figure if they rotate those cows all over different unused lands then they spread the environmental impact around and get lower readings on environmental facts such as air quality reducing the chances of finally being outed. Greenhouse gases? More like cattle masses!


  10. Here comes another possible “request for comments” – saw this on Wilderness Watch. Don’t care for the mention of capturing the horses & burros – but there was a good question which many don’t ask – could livestock be causing the damage?? Maybe this has been brought up before – but yet another “build a fence” project!

    Wilderness Watch Opposes Helicopter Use in High Rock Lake Wilderness: Wilderness Watch recently submitted comments on a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to use helicopters to ferry tools and materials to a site in the High Rock Lake Wilderness in Nevada where it plans to install fencing around a spring. The spring is only a half-mile inside the wilderness boundary and can be easily hiked to along an abandoned vehicle trail. The spring is home to the endangered desert dace, and BLM claims the spring is being damaged by wild horses and burros. In our comments, we suggested BLM focus its efforts on addressing the root cause of the problem by considering capturing the horses and burros outside the Wilderness, and by addressing whether livestock might be causing damage. We urged the BLM, if a fence is proven to be necessary, to pack in all materials, tools, and supplies to the site with packstock or on foot.


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