We all know that conspiracies are strange beliefs held by those on the fringe of society, because individuals and groups never actually conspire, right?
After watching Cowspiracy, I am not so sure anymore (sarcasm)...
In the documentary, a 'hippie' activist goes to various not-for-profit companies whose stated goal is to work to save the planet, to see what he can do in order to help conserve earth's resources.
After doing some research and finding out that one of main contributors to excess pollution and waste on this planet is factory farming, he decides to start digging deeper.
He did not like what he found.
With much of the world population starving, food which could be utilized to feed the world is instead fed to sequestered animals, in order to get them as fat as possible. Once sufficiently fattened, they are run through the grinder and essentially end up on our plates.
The filmmaker asks various companies what needs to occur to save the planet, and is informed that he should make sure his shower head isn't leaking and water the lawn at opportune times, etc... Not one of the interviewees suggests that factory farms shoulder much of the blame.
When asked about the impact of factory farms, the interviewees plead ignorance, take offense, or abruptly end the interview.
It becomes crystal clear that altruistic companies such as Greenpeace and The Sierra Club are funded by the very entities (namely factory farms) which they are supposed to be fighting against them.
This is a must-see documentary, exploring a concrete example of how industry and corporations have overtaken the world.
Casper Stith constantly struggles to maintain his sanity. As he gets deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole, the chances of a full recovery diminish...