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Film Review Essay of eco documentary "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret"
Humanimalia (2017)
  • Carrie P Freeman
This 3,000 word film review essay helps teachers and activists utilize the eco-documentary "Cowspiracy" to lead discussions about veganism and animal rights. I analyze how the nonhuman animals (farmed animals and fishes) are discussed in the film, from a critical animal studies perspective. I outline specific clips from the film that are most useful for class discussions (if you cannot show the whole documentary due to time constraints).
  • film,
  • documentary,
  • environment,
  • meat,
  • vegan,
  • animal rights,
  • teaching,
  • agriculture
Publication Date
Spring 2017
Publisher Statement
This is open-access.
Citation Information
Freeman, C. P. (Spring 2017). The Protection of Meat (Film Review Essay on Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret), Humanimalia, 8(2),