Screen the documentary "Cowspiracy"
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It was pleasing to see BBC Four recently screen the documentary 'Blackfish' - the story of Seaworld's mistreatment of their captive Orcas, and the consequences of that cruelty.
With that in mind, I think it would be fantastic for The BBC to screen another documentary about the consequences of the animal industry - Cowspiracy.
This documentary exposes the effects that animal agriculture has on our planet, the effects of which most consumers of animal products would be unaware.
Given the the ominous threat of global warming, as well as Sweden's recent move to tax animal products due to their environmental cost, it is imperative that you screen this documentary so that people can be aware of the true cost of the modern western diet.
About the film:
"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."
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