(Full Disclosure: I did some videography for the Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret. However, I don’t have a financial stake in the film.)
As someone who has embraced the plant-based lifestyle, you are probably already aware of the environmental havoc wrought by animal agriculture. Still, it is rare to see prominent environmental organizations talking about the elimination of animal products as a means of averting the worst effects of climate change. A soon to be released documentary, Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret, examines the extent of animal agriculture’s harmful effects on the planet and why environmental organizations might be afraid to address it.
Touted as a documentary that “will be as eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth,” the film follows the journey of Kip Andersen, co-director (along with Keegan Kuhn) as he uncovers the truth behind the environmental impact of animal agriculture. While filming, they are informed that their funding of the project is being pulled due to the controversy surrounding the film, causing them to invest most of their own savings into the film.
In order to get Cowspiracy ready for theatrical release, the duo reached out for supporters via the crowdfunding site, Indiegogo. Within days of posting the campaign, they surpassed their initial goal of raising $54,000! Now they are trying to reach their extended goal, which will help them translate the film into multiple languages to reach a wider audience across the globe. It will also include creating an educational edit of Cowspiracy that is 50 minutes long, ideal for showing in a classroom. There are some very cool gifts to be had should you decide to contribute to the project.
Cowspiracy is a documentary whose time has come. Increasingly, people are realizing the health, environmental and social benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. These are people who actively seek out ways to make this a better world for all. Cowspiracy will help the rest of the world awaken to this simple act of sustainability, and, who knows, it might bring along some environmental organizations with it.
He has a degree in Physics, taught high school, worked for NASA, written a children's book, made movies, made a phone app, founded People Powered Peace and still has a ton to do. Besides writing for and managing LLV, he is working on starting his own plant-based butter business while working as a information technology specialist. His personal blog can be found at kamalprasad.com.
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