Documentary Videos, Economics, Environment

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

  • September 22, 2016

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a 2014 documentary film produced and directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn that explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and investigates the policies of several environmental organizations on this issue including Greenpeace, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Sierra Club, The Pacific Institute, Oceana, Environmental Health Sciences, and the Rainforest Action Network.

Doug Boucher, reviewing the film for the Union of Concerned Scientists, disputed the factual basis of the film’s claim that 51% of global greenhouse gases are caused by the meat industry. Boucher notes that the scientific consensus is that livestock currently contribute 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions – far lower than the “51%” claimed by the film.


Produced through A.U.M. Films & First Spark Media

The film can be purchased at

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