SPECIESISM - The movie

Speciesism: The MovieSynopsis

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: TheMovie 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.

Thanks to our friends Charles and Iris who sponser the Social Justice night at the UU church for this film. 

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  • Robbie C.

    The film was very thought-provoking, and came at its topic from an unexpected angle. I was really encouraged by the large turnout. I hope to show the film to my less-aware friends.

    March 15, 2014

  • Robbie C.

    This event was listed in the Feb. Critter as showing on Feb. 14. Lafayette, have you contacted Elaine Lite to ask her to include in the March issue? How else can we advertise this?

    1 · February 22, 2014

    • Lafayette P.

      This is offered by our friends Charlie and Iris. They are members here. They will get your message. You may also message Charlie from the members list.

      February 22, 2014

  • Joe W. V.

    No cost to attend? Just put on the AVS calendar as well. Thx!!

    January 29, 2014

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