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.… Collapse
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May 8, 2014Quite possibly the best documentary I've ever seen. It starts out slow
and eases you into the situation, then throws you for a loop with
extremely insightful commentary and information to make you think.
I wish I could have seen this movie years ago, as it most certainly
would have kick-started my move to a more compassionate lifestyle.
It's nice to see a film like this take the high road in approaching the
subject from a philosophical vantage point rather than the typical
shock factor approach.
I think (and hope) it has the potential for opening up the much needed
conversation about animal rights and ethics in general.… Expand