“Speciesism: The Movie”

When:
October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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2014-10-23T21:00:00-07:00
Where:
Loft Cinema
3233 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
USA
Cost:
Free
speciesism_webposter-270x400With director Mark Devries and vegan bodybuilder Robert Cheeke in person! Meet and Greet at 5 p.m.  Presented by Healthy You Network, www.healthyounetwork.org

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” 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.

 

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