Speciesism: The Movie

2013

Speciesism: The Movie

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Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic "manure lagoons," and coming face-to-face with their owners. But this is just the beginning. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism. And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do. (c) Official Site

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  • A painfully gauche, galumphing attack on factory farming, meat eating, animal experimentation and human supremacy. So many evils, so little time.

    Nov 13, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Many of the assumptions that Devries's arguments are based on are left unexamined, like his mostly unqualified comparison of the treatment of animals at family-run farms and factory-controlled farms.

    Nov 11, 2013 | Full Review…

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