The documentary “Meat the Truth” presents a startling reality about climate change that has largely been ignored: its connection to rapid livestock production. The film, presented by Dutch MP Marianne Thieme, leader of the Party for the Animals, reveals that worldwide greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming are higher than those from cars, lorries, boats, trains and planes combined.
The implications of this are massive. Not only does animal agriculture have serious consequences for global warming and climate change, but it also has other damaging effects on the environment such as water pollution and land degradation caused by deforestation. Furthermore, it causes immense suffering to animals – something that Factory Farming has become notorious for.
It is no wonder then that “Meat the Truth” has won several awards including Best Documentary at EcoFocus International Film Festival 2007 and Best Argumentative Documentary at Courant3D International Environmental Film Festival 2008. The film provides an insightful look into our current situation with regards to animal agriculture and offers valuable insight into what we can do to stop this harm before it’s too late.
We urge everyone to watch “Meat the Truth” in order to learn more about why animal agriculture needs to be addressed as part of tackling climate change and its devastating effects on our planet and its inhabitants. It is essential that we all recognize this issue now if we are to make any progress towards protecting our planet for future generations.