Runtime: 94m 06s | Release date: 2013
Speciesism 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.
Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism's director, Mark Devries, sets 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 rapidly 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.
After watching Speciesism, you’ll never look at animals the same way again. Especially humans.