‘Speciesism: The Movie’ Screening Offered At Downtown Library

Thursday, April 24, 2014

There will be a free screening of the new documentary, “Speciesism: The Movie” on the fourth floor at the Chattanooga Public Library on Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m.

The screening is being hosted by Southeast Voice for Animals and Mercy Junction ministry.  

Here is the synopsis:

"Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. 'Speciesism: The Movie' director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.

"But this is just the beginning. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism. And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. 'Speciesism: The Movie' brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do."

Learn more and watch the movie at http://SpeciesismTheMovie.com/.

 


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