The movie An Inconvenient Truth inspired many people to start taking personal action to help stop climate change. The movie that really motivated me to start taking personal action on climate change was Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret because this film really opened my eyes to not only how much animal agriculture was impacting climate change but how environmental groups were barely talking about animal Ag at all.
In fact, in An Inconvenient Truth the topic of animal agriculture’s impact on climate change is not even mentioned.
The movie Cowspiracy not only motivated me to start cutting down on my meat and dairy consumption, I’m 90% plant-based now, but the film galvanized me to become an activist to help educate more people about Animal Ag’s impact on climate change and help get them to take action not only economically by our food choices but also socially and politically to help influence our politicians to create better legislation and protections around food’s impact on climate change.
Here is the trailer for Cowspiracy:
You can watch Cowspiracy on Netflix, or purchase an online stream yours forever for $4.95 from the filmmakers themselves at Cowspiracy.com so they get all the profit.
The folks at Cowspiracy have their own 30-day Cowspiracy Vegan challenge. It’s a challenge one you can easily do also using resources from The Flexi 21 like our plant-based recipes and meal ideas along with product reviews of plant-based food products.
Cowspiracy hosted their first conference called COW-CON in Berkeley, CA in 2016. It was a great event! I learned so much more.
One of the best speakers at COW-CON was former factory farm rancher now animal activist and vegan advocate Howard Lyman who was one of the best and funniest speakers at COW-CON.
Howard is featured in Cowspiracy as well as the film Meat The Truth that we’ve also recommended watching. Here’s Howard’s CowCon talk.