A friend of mine recently challenged me to watch a documentary. Our conversation went something like this:
Him: “You should check out the documentary called “Cowspiracy”
Me: “I probably wouldn’t make it through. I can’t watch the animal documentaries. I don’t eat much meat as it is, but after watching a documentary on chickens I couldn’t eat chicken anything for years. Now it’s only organic free range expensive chickens.”
Him: “There’s nothing like that in it. You owe it to your son to watch”
I took a little pause after I saw that. I kind of didn’t like someone telling me I owe it to my son to do something, but another part of me felt a twinge, that maybe I should watch it. This friend wouldn’t tell me I need to watch something unless he knows it would really mean something to me.
Me: Is it on Netflix?
Him: Yes ma’am!
Me: Ok. You know I don’t eat cow very often and we drink a lot of almond milk because we already think cow’s milk is a conspiracy?
Him: I know. This is probably the most important topic we face as a human race.
Wow, I thought. What the heck is this documentary about? I headed over to Netflix to check it out and was glad that I did. If you haven’t watched Cowspiracy I am passing along the challenge to you to not only watch it, but to watch it and think hard about it and then challenge your friends to watch it.
There are so many things that we face as the human race and one thing we don’t talk about often enough is our food. Where does our food come from? What happens when we, as humans consume animals and plants, what does that do to our environment? How have humans changed the environment by our food habits? Can our planet continue to sustain the ever growing population of humans if we continue on the same path we are currently on? The answer to that last question is NO, WE CAN’T. We humans need to make a change. We need to make changes quickly and en masse if we want to continue to survive on this planet. But first we need to educate ourselves and some of the problems that no one wants to talk about, so head over to Netflix and watch Cowspiracy. Or head over to their website if you don’t have Netflix Then let me know what you think!
Filmmakers: Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn
Executive Producer: Leonardo DiCaprio