Last month the hugely successful documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret launched on Netflix with a new edition executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Netflix, which reaches more than 2 million Australians, will provide a huge boost in viewership of this hugely important documentary that is already changing lives. Those who don't already have Netflix can sign up for a free month, or download the documentary from the Cowspiracy website for only (US)$4.95.
While the documentary has received significant acclaim for tackling this heavily ignored issue, some critics have questioned its relevance to Australia. This criticism falls flat however, when one examines the facts.
Over a twenty year time-frame, animal agriculture accounts for almost half of Australia's Global Warming Potential, and cutting animal products will reduce your carbon footprint more than any other single measure. Animal agriculture is also the biggest user of water in Australia, the biggest user of Australian land, and the leading cause of species extinction.