Stop Press: Be sure to recommend Cowspiracy to anyone with Netflix! Read more here.
On Friday 25 September 2015, we held a free screening of this ground-breaking environmental movie in the Hayden Allen Tank, ANU.
Jyoti Dambiec: Such a powerful movie. One thing we can do as vegans is to create as many opportunities as we can for people to watch this excellent doco. A good turnout last night at ANU, but there was room for many more!
Great that people bought copies with the view to do home screenings with friends. Vegan ACT still has some copies for sale. If you’d like to purchase one for $20 please be in touch.
Before the screening there were dagwood dogs, popcorn, brownies, cupcakes and chia choc puddings for sale in the foyer. This was a great opportunity to bring a non-vegan friend along to hear about the direct link between veganism and the environment.
Nicole Godwin: Here is the recipe for the choc-date-chia pudding served at the Cowspiracy screening tonight. I add a little maple syrup as well. I also combine and blend the milk with the dates before I add the chia. I find that Bonsoy tastes good as the plant-based milk of choice, but you can use any. Bon appetit 🙂
Vegan ACT also had a raffle packed full of goodies which Francine Horne put together with money raised going to Little Oak Sanctuary. Copies of Cowspiracy DVD were also for sale at $20 each. You can now purchase these from the Vegan ACT Shop.
About the Movie: Cowspiracy: the film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see!
“Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” — Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-Winning Director of “The Cove”
“A documentary that will rock and inspire the environmental movement.” — Darren Aronofsky, Director of “Noah” and “Black Swan”
“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary [about] the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.
As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.
As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population. “