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 Post subject: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth Day)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 pm 
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Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for a dollar! It's amazing!
https://cowspiracy.vhx.tv/buy

Here is the FB page with lots of information.

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:40 pm 
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Tofulish, is it hard to watch?

Edited to say- The trailer is really intriguing...

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:55 am 
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T. LD, it's not particularly hard to watch. I do not/cannot watch anything graphic with animals, because it upsets me too much. I think there were a couple of bits I had to cover my eyes and go "lalalala" through, but probably a few minutes in total, tops. It was mostly interviews and talking and stuff, from what I recall. And, I did think it was a really good watch. I would recommend (and have recommended) it to anyone wanting to watch a vegan documentary, as it's not too in your face.

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:28 am 
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I loved the movie!

It's a good piece showing how we investigate, you go along with the filmmaker and ask his questions and discover along with him, so it's very engaging. Even for a long time vegan, I learned a lot and was so happy I saw it. It teaches about environmental issues but also about why the green nonprofits refuse to get involved with animal ag issues or push veganism. It's interesting to see how cynical many of the nonprofits were and how many of them know about the issue but don't want to turn off donors. I found myself laughing out loud as they'd get trapped by their own words (the filmmaker is so good at interviewing so that people trap themselves instead of him confronting them). I was worried about it have troubling pictures of animal abuse, but it really is mostly footage of the environment and generally quite pretty. There is one very short sequence of a duck being slaughtered but that is easy to avoid and is less than a minute or so. And is quickly followed by a sweet moment of redemption. I thought it was awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:19 am 
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The film shines a particularly harsh light on the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, which I found intriguing. As T said, the interviewer is skillful.

It is an excellent watch. Highly recommended.

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
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$1 gets you a license to watch the movie forever. I watched it in theaters and it was excellent. I got it because I think it's a perfect one to share with omnis and nonviolent enough to share with my 3 year old as her span of attention increases and we are more able to have conversations about why we are vegan

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:35 pm 
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Tofulish wrote:
$1 gets you a license to watch the movie forever.


That is excellent! I bought 2 DVDs back when they became available. I'm going to put one in our neighborhood little lending library.

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
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Just bought it! I was nervous to watch it (I watched Earthlings and all that kind of stuff when I first went vegan), but am feeling reassured by this thread.

I paid $5 since I'd pay that to rent a movie and figure I can kick in an extra four bucks. Because I'm sure that helps them so much, haha.

Ok yeah I'm still nervous to watch though. I had Blackfish on my DVR for like two years until my cable box died.


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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
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I hope you enjoy it! Post here, I'd love to hear your thoughts! I'm going to rewatch it in the next couple of days!

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
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Purchased. Thanks for the feedback; will watch soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Buy Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret for $1 (Earth
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I purchased it also but still have not watched it (time constraints). Plan to soon!

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