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March 2, 2015 / V A Nichols

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

League of Humane Voters - Alabama

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Reviewed by Merritt Clifton

I cannot recall the last time, if ever, that I gave a film a standing ovation, but Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret earned one at a sparsely attended February 28, 2015 special showing at the 88-year-old Clyde Theatre in Langley, Washington, co-hosted by Marnie Jones of the Whidbey Institute and Aubrey Keegan of Whidbey Vegetarians & Vegans.

Kip Anderson

None of the other 62 viewers stood, or clapped, but few moved to leave. Most seemed to be in mild shock from the film, which in truth includes only a few brief shocking scenes of the deaths of fish and ducks for human consumption. Cowspiracy, making the rounds of universities and art filmhouses since mid-2014, is actually a rather gentle look at the ecological and ethical aspects of eating meat––and succeeds as a work of film art, as well as a hard-hitting investigative documentary, precisely because it gently and…

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