“Cowspiracy” film screening is rescheduled

A film screening of “Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret”, organised by the Rotorua branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, has been rescheduled to be shown on September 13.

The change of date avoids a mayoral candidate debate today.

The film presentation is longer than usual and may not finish until 8pm.

The film is described as a ground breaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen “as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today” and “investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it”.

The Royal Society says in a newsletter:

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistle blowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

The screening is open to the public. Entry costs $5 (free entry for Rotorua branch members).

Details: 6pm Tuesday 13 September

Rimu Room at Scion, 49 Sala Street, Rotorua

Organiser: Royal Society of New Zealand Rotorua Branch





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