(MOVIES/FACTORY FARMING) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, produced by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, is a documentary “as eye-opening as Blackfish” that helps shed light on the factory farming industry—the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, and species extinction. The film is set to release at the end of June, and can be explored in more depth on the Cowspiracy website. Read below for more on this progressive project and “the sustainability secret.” — Global Animal

Documentary, Cowspiracy,
Cowspiracy, the documentary, will be released in June. Photo Credit: Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

If there was one single industry causing more destruction to the planet than any other, if one single industry was the leading cause of global warming, water depletion, deforestation, ocean “dead zones,” species extinction—wouldn’t you want to know about it? Wouldn’t you expect to hear about it? With countless environmental groups and NGOs out there, surely combating an industry that harmful to the earth would be their biggest cause, right?

What if the reason the world’s top environmental organizations weren’t talking about it was fear? Would you still want to know?

None of this is hypothetical. That’s the situation worldwide right this instant, and that’s the story filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn set out to uncover in their feature length documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, set to be released at the end of June.

They say getting to this point hasn’t been easy:

“Unlike a lot of documentaries, we haven’t been able to speak openly about this film,” Andersen said. “Until now. Most films have websites, social media campaigns, fundraising campaigns, before production even begins—but due to the controversy of this subject, we’ve had to stay silent every step of the way, in fear of being shut down.”

“Journalists and activists trying to expose this industry in the past have been sued, placed on domestic terrorist watch lists, followed by the FBI, arrested, and imprisoned, simply for speaking out, or trying to expose this industry’s atrocities,” Kuhn said.

But they kept going. And now, after more than a year of secrecy and hard work, Cowspiracy is almost ready to show to the world. Their Indiegogo campaign has already been a huge success, hitting their first funding goal in just six days, and now they’re aiming for the money to create an even larger impact: adding subtitles to Cowspiracy in more than ten languages, German and Spanish dubs, international screenings and better global distribution and promotion. Plus a 50 minute educational edit of the film.

“We’ve been getting tons of support and requests from all walks of life,” Andersen said. “A lot of educational institutes, a lot of teachers, professors, everyone from elementary school teachers to high school to universities, they all want to show this to their students, which is so, so awesome because this information has to get out there.”

So what about you? Want to learn “the sustainability secret”? Check out the Cowspiracy website, Indiegogo campaign, Facebook and Twitter to learn more and stay up to date with this incredibly important project.