The film Speciesism will be shown at the First Unitarian Church of Portland's Elliott Center. Enter through the 1226 SW Salmon door. Admission is FREE. Discussion and food, generously donated by Loving Hut Portland, will follow the film. Presented by the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (PDX).

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. This 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 confronting their owners. The film's title comes from Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation, in which he argues that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. Respected thinkers and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism.

This film brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do. For more on the movie, click here


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