This is a film about the New Zealand milk industry and the detrimental environmental effect it has on the country and the planet. It covers most aspects of the problem, having interviews with experts, activists, and it gives contextualisation and statistics (some of which I have included in screenshots below).
The results needless to say are appalling, and include documented mistreatment of animals, culling, the inefficiency of animal farming, heavy pollution of land and water, and evasion of responsibility by corporations and governments.
Animal farming in its modern mechanised form is the worst polluter of the planet that we have, far outstripping such things as fossil fuel driven engines, but it hardly gets a mention, and even when it does most people think it is only meat production, and do not understand how destructive dairy farming is. The documentary covers all of these issues.
Towards the end of this film we do get to see some interesting developments, as it is now possible to produce meat without the animal, and milk without the cow. This is expected to lead to the end of the present, incredibly inefficient, ways of growing animal food within a decade.
I certainly hope so, as literally billions of animals are living in tortuous circumstances and having their lives cut short prematurely just to feed our greed for animal-based products. It is far better to develop our compassion and cut down, or cut out, meat and dairy now.
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