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COWSPIRACY: See it on Netflix NOW

Uploaded: Sep 15, 2015
Just watched " Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret", a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today (animal agriculture) ? and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. (That description is from the film's website, and is pretty accurate.) Very powerful and very timely as California continues to suffer from the deadly drought. The amount of resources, including water, that go into producing hamburgers, steaks, veal etc. is staggering. And those "happy" cows that produce all that calf-growth-juice (that's what cow's milk is intended for) you put on your cereal and feed your kids, when their producing days are over they face a gruesome fate that wipes the smiles right off their faces. Watch this film and change your world.

If you don't have Netflix you can watch it for $4.95 at http://www.cowspiracy.com/
Please, hold yourself back from commenting until you've seen the film.

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Posted by Kath, a resident of Old Palo Alto,
on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Some people "can't handle the truth." This film is for those who insist on it; rely on it; thrive on it. Like one of our longtime neighbors, my late cousin, first to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ty Cobb. A lot of viewers will be too scared & too uncomfortable to rise to the challenge to watch COWSPIRACY. What this says about those folks is -- they don't want to know what's really going on. Because if confronted with such harsh glimpses of reality, they would need to admit their own complicity to massive, unspeakable horror on a pretty unimaginable scale -- or, like me, they'd have to become part of the cure; the solution; the revolution. When was the last time you truly stood up for what's right, instead of what's easy? Which side are you on? Out with the drought & in with kindness, compassion, sustainability & great health. Win win for all of us. ð??±ð??¥ð?®ð??´


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Posted by Max, a resident of Midtown,
on Sep 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Thanks for your comment Kath. Cousins with Ty Cobb! That's really something. Loving it that he was nicknamed after after a healthy food (The Georgia Peach). I don't know if not wanting to watch Cowspiracy is an indication that someone doesn't want to know what is really going on. Most people believe they do know what's going on, whatever the subject. Once we do become aware of the reality, there's no need to agonize over our past contribution to the problem. Simply using this easy-to-use phrase "Up until now" acknowledges the past while affirming a better future. There's tons of information easily available now for folks to lead a healthy vegetarian or vegan life. It's just a matter of recognizing our previous conditioning at the hands of our well-meaning parents, many in the medical establishment, and of course industry, and choosing to be healthy, humane and considerate of the environment rather than being a victim of the way everyone else does things. Someone told me just today that their friend, who is pre-diabetic (join the club) and has various elevated levels due to their weight and diet, had their doctor suggest a vegan diet. Now I think that's a great suggestion - hopefully the doctor has some useful information to help her patient come up with a healthy food plan. But why wait until "something happens" or is on track to "happen." A billboard on 101 near University directed at a low income food program states "Food = Medicine." That's a bold but logical statement. And it pertains to prevention as well as treatment. There is and will be tremendous pressure from the food industry, with the aid and assistance of their well-placed consultants who run the federal regulatory agencies, to fight back any way they can to save their businesses from suffering a black eye and financial losses. Would we expect anything less? Watch this movie and see for yourself. Then, if you have the stomach, watch some of the youtube videos of kill factories that are providing the dead meat for our burgers and steak dinners.


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Posted by Gloria Barnes, a resident of Charleston Meadows,
on Mar 17, 2016 at 5:21 am

Thanks for the info.This is a good website.As i was browsing i found a website which gives us to develop a website like netflix.Web Link


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