Cowspiracy (2014)

I don’t normally watch documentaries on Netflix, but I’d heard from friends that Cowspiracy was an important watch. The Netflix synopsis says, “Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources – and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.” It was produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, and was actually crowdfunded via IndieGoGo when their funding was pulled part-way through filming the documentary.

Before I watched it, I’d always been a bit squeamish about how we end up with cow’s milk, but I used to drink it anyway, mainly because it was the cheapest option of all of the “milks”. Also, eating an animal had never sat right with me. Since watching Cowspiracy, Michelle and I have decided to be vegan from January 2016 (we had just had our monthly shopping delivered and really can’t afford to replace the non-vegan items at this time). It really is worth watching.

You can watch the trailer below