Cowspiracy? Why environmentalists won’t advocate for veganism

  • Lane
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • cowspiracy

    COWSPIRACY official trailer + Indiegogo from First Spark Media on Vimeo.

    The film trailer above is for COWSPIRACY, a sfsfsfffs. The makers of this film are seeking $54,000 to allow themselves to properly market and distribute the film to a large audience. If you are interested making a contribution, here's a link: indiegogo.  If you want to learn more about this film, read the information below.

    COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret

    COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker 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. 

    This shocking yet humorous documentary will be as eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth" .

    We have been working tirelessly on this film for more than a year, and we are almost done!* We have met major challenges virtually every step of the way because of how controversial this subject is and the secrecy surrounding it, yet we have overcome each hurdle.

    We have created this film all on our own, with no support from grants, sponsors, funders, or financial backers. We've put in countless hours researching, investigating, planning, filming, and editing to get to where we are, and spent tens of thousands of dollars of our own money to produce it, but without your help we can only go so far.

    Now we need your help in getting the film and its message to the world.

    Join us in this campaign and you will be supporting the absolute most important part of this film: getting it seen by the world.

    We need you to help us tell the truth about the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet. No other industry compares to the destruction caused by industrialized animal agriculture, yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

    We as a community of conscientious people cannot allow the Earth's ecosystems to be ravaged by this industry’s insatiable appetite for resources. We must take a stand against this massive environmental destruction, even if the large environmental organizations are too afraid to do so themselves.

    Together we aren't just creating a movie, we are creating a movement!

    What We Need & What You Get

    In order to have this film seen by as many people as possible, we need to raise $54,000 to cover the costs of promoting and distributing it. We can create an amazing film (which we have) but unless we can get people to see it, it does us and the planet little good.

    Your contribution to this campaign pays for:

    -Multi-city theatrical release

    -Mastering a Digital Cinema Package (needed for theater screenings) 

    -An aggressive PR strategy

    -Online target marketing 


    -Events to raise awareness

    -DVD production


    -Legal counsel**

    The more we can raise, the further we can promote this important film and ultimately influence change on a mass scale.

    7 thoughts on “Cowspiracy? Why environmentalists won’t advocate for veganism

    1. I am very pleased to learn that some one has finally has the courage to spell out the greatest cause of environmental destruction leading to unprecedented waste of world resources. I tried in my little way by presenting a paper ‘Vegetarians are the best environmentalist whether they know it or not’ at 2006 IVU World Vegetarian Congress held in Goa, India. Then I had taken to task the so called environmentalist who still carried on eating meat.

    2. Yes, it is fairly common to see conflict in these types of situations; people support one issue, but if it means that another issue that they don’t support (or in this case, oppose) is negatively impacted, it’s gets messy.

    3. Tried googling Factory farming alongside the name of several leading environmental groups and strangly enough, there were many many hits, try it and then tell me enviromentalists don’t want you to hear this.

    4. Al Gore turning vegan was for health reasons and it “made (him) feel better.” He showed up in Honolulu giving kudos to all our “environmental progress i.e., amount of solar panels and carbon fighting.” Nothing about Livestock. They cut short the Q & A period to pre-selected questions, since I was leafleting the audience, “Sustainable Meat? Nope!” I started the year off rejecting the Slow Food Movement membership when I noticed in their website, they supported “Sustainable Meat.” I emailed them back that I could not support them anymore, and in fact I was going to expose them. So I volunteered to do a power point presentation on “Sustainable Meat? Nope!” I’ll need to do it again because it was the first time I had ever used power point, and in fact I finished it 2 1/2 hours before presenting it in front of the Vegetarian Society Hawaii (which meant I was reading it) in a frozen type of way. A lot of the info came direct from Dr. Richard Oppenlander’s book, FOOD CHOICE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work. That book’s a god send. Check it out. Along that same line, The Nature Conservancy had a Popularity Contest to see which Restaurant was the Greenest. I realized after the fact that being Green is not a popularity contest, you either are green or you’re not. Since my restaurant, Greens & Vines, was the only vegan restaurant, we are the only green one. Awards should be given out like the James Beard Award. Not by the number of votes you get. So I’ve had my share of “environmentalists.”

    5. And by the way, I ordered a DVD on line o Cowspiracy, and told the Veg Society that I’d do a review of it (but still haven’t received it). I intend to show it at the restaurant and have discussions etc.

    6. It has always puzzled me how people and organizations who claim to be environmentalists don’t advocate vegan/vegetarian diets. That’s why I started my campaign at to spread awareness. The science is so clear, animal agriculture is causing 18% of the gases that cause climate change which is more than the combined impact of all transportation! Al Gore has finally spoken about the connection but this film needs wide distribution! Finally it’s being said. Thank you for posting about this important film.

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