FMTV - Speciesism


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.


  • Please be advised that although we feel there are important messages in this film, we also acknowledge that there may be conflicting ideologies that challenge beliefs. We like to encourage our viewers to do their own diligent research to determine which is the right approach for them as we regard nutrition and health as being highly individualized and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

  • Additionally, the following footage contains graphic imagery that may be disturbing /upsetting to some viewers.

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Katie Steele | 4 months ago
Speciesism and I think the movie called The Carnivore's Dilemma really bring it home as to how bad factory farming really is. It brings me to tears that this is still happening. As hard as it is to watch I force myself to see the reality of it all. Both of these movies are life changing x
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Sarah Perry | 1 year, 5 months ago
Wow, this is life changing. I am really amazed at the information in this documentary.
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Karelle | FMTV | 1 year, 4 months ago
You can say that again, Sarah! Thank you for this lovely feedback! ~ Karelle
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Kristen Park | 1 year, 11 months ago
What a sad film! It's something every human being should watch. We can change our society and treat animals better.

I thought not eating meat was enough, but I'm going to give up eggs too now!
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 1 year, 11 months ago
Hi Kristen! Thanks for your recommendation! Totally agree with you that this is a film to watch :) ~ Jasmin
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Tania Baxter | 2 years, 3 months ago
A very good documentary but I'm disappointed with the species-ist disclaimer by FMTV. This disclaimer is right inline with the main the point of the film about species-ism! Im not sure if it's more ironic, or deeply depressing. Probably both.
Think about it this way, would you expect a documentary about the treatment of people during the Holocaust or the years of slavery in the US, or in fact the massacres of Indigenous Australian in recent centuries, to carry a disclaimer about "conflicting ideologies" and "no one size fits all approach".
By the way, if you didn't know it, a vegan whole foods, plant-based diet is also significantly better for human health and the planet. It can prevent and even reverse some of our major diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and many more. There is also good evidence it can reduce the numbers of cancers, particularly breast, bowel, colon and stomach cancers. If you want to see the evidence base for this, watch "Forks over knives", "What the health", or read the NY Times bestselling book "how not to die" or watch one of the many videos, all by Dr Michael Greger.
Also check out what Kym Williams, past president of the US College of Cardiology, has to say.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 years, 3 months ago
Hi Tania! Thanks for taking the time to share with us how you feel with the disclaimer added to the film. Almost all of the films we present cover some of the most pressing matters relating to health. And due to customers feedback and recommendations, we deemed it necessary to add a disclaimer to a film especially if it covers a topic which entails different insights and beliefs. Most importantly, Mark Devries confronts some very difficult and uncomfortable questions head-on and some of the members may feel uncomfortable if not informed in advance. We hope you can understand and continue to enjoy all of the other wonderful films. With much appreciation, Jasmin ❤
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C B | 3 years, 1 month ago
Great movie. Not what I was expecting at all. Not seen anything quite like it before.
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Sandra Lachapelle | 3 years, 3 months ago
This movie actually changed the way I see the world. Crazy and disturbing. Life changing.
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Bronwyn Duncan | 3 years, 3 months ago
Brilliant film and what an amazing person to put his life on hold to produce it at the age of 20.
So worth the time he dedicated to it.

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