Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Postby Leisher » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 pm


Kip Andersen saw the movie An Inconvenient Truth (Guggenheim 2006) and it scared him into changing his entire life to try and save the world. Eventually, he realized his contributions didn't mean much in the grand scheme of things. Thus, he set out to start making propaganda films to push his agenda. This was the first one.

Oh sorry, he claims these are documentaries, however as the Academy Awards rules state:
An eligible documentary film is defined as a theatrically released nonfiction motion picture dealing
creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects. It may be
photographed in actual occurrence, or may employ partial reenactment, stock footage, stills, animation,
stop-motion or other techniques, as long as the emphasis is on fact and not on fiction.

Well, right there is where this movie fails.

First of all, the filmmakers had to apologize for lying about a "fact" their entire movie and premise is based upon. 51% of greenhouse gas emissions do NOT come from animals like the film claims.

Secondly, want to see where else they were ignorant, misleading the audience, or blatantly lying? Here's a site debunking the movie. Here's a ridiculously detailed Quora post shredding it.

Third, their next movie What the Health (Andersen/Kuhn 2017) states these *cough* "facts" *cough* that Time debunked:
-Eggs are as bad for you as cigarettes.
-Eating meat gives you cancer
-They downplay sugar's role in negatively affecting health
-Milk gives you cancer

Fourth, the filmmakers clearly use editing to make those on their side look smart, while making those on the opposite side look dumb and heartless.

Fifth, all the people on their side were vegans. WHAT ARE THE ODDS!?!?!?!

Sixth, they attack every environmental group out there for not making this their #1 issue and claim it's a conspiracy. They even tie in murders in Brazil as proof of how the meat industry silences people (Activists fighting to save the rainforest, of which, logging is equally responsible for destroying. The deaths of activists are not attributed to the logging side, just implied to be all about the meat.) Oddly, zero examples of such things happening here in the U.S. are given.

Seventh, I was informed about the movie by an anti-vaxer. (I watched the movie to be fair and now I can openly mock the person for believing it.)

A ridiculously one sided, heavy handed movie filled with lies, misleading information, personal agendas, etc.

So yeah, if you hate science and want to be told that anyone who eats meat is subhuman, then this is the movie for you!
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