Someone in our city of Portland Oregon rented out The Academy Theater and showed the movie, Speciesism, a documentary by Mark Devries. The filmmaker’s determination and heart is evident as he thoroughly and passionately explores the daily worldwide holocaust of non-human animals that provides the fuel for our human animal bodies.
In the words of Dr. Will Tuttle ( who was not in this documentary):
“Because of herding animals, we have cast ourselves out of the garden into the rat race of competition and consumerism, ashamed of ourselves. It is this low self-esteem that drives the profits of corporations enriching themselves on our insatiable craving for gadgets, drugs, and entertainment to help us forget what we know in our hearts, and to cover over the moans of the animals entombed in our flesh.
The choice is set before us at every meal between the garden of life or the altar of death and as we choose life and eat grains and vegetables rather than flesh, milk, and eggs, we find our joy rising, our health increasing, our spirit deepening, our mind quickening, our feelings softening, and our creativity flourishing.”
Find more by Dr. Will Tuttle at worldpeacediet.com.
Thanks for sharing, Marilyn. If only films like this would help people change their attitudes.
Sadly, people find a way of disconnecting from the cruelty inflicted on non-human animals for human gratification. Many do not regard animals as sentient and therefore justify using and abusing them.
All the best and thank you for caring,