New Film ‘Eating Our Way to Extinction’ Exposes Frightening Consequences of Factory Farming

Eating Our Way to Extinction is a new nongraphic documentary exploring how our broken food system contributes to ecological collapse around the world. Narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, the one-of-a-kind film features undercover footage, shocking information from globally renowned figures and leading scientists, and firsthand accounts from Indigenous people directly affected by animal agriculture and climate change. 

Eating Our Way to Extinction is a must-see for anyone—vegans and omnivores alike—interested in learning how we can all help fight climate change, the extinction crisis, and other existential threats by avoiding animal products. 

“The film future generations will be wishing everyone watched today.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

The film is currently available to watch for free on YouTube.

As Eating Our Way to Extinction shows, a major driver of environmental destruction is animal agriculture. Consider these facts:

  • Meat from cattle and sheep has a carbon footprint 19 to 48 times greater than that of protein-rich plant foods like beans or soy products.
  • Current rates of methane emissions could push the earth beyond a critical warming threshold, regardless of measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. And animal agriculture is a main source of methane emissions.
  • Raising animals for food is a leading cause of global warming, accounting for about 15 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Cattle ranching drives about 70 percent of Amazon deforestation.
  • A global shift toward plant-based eating would significantly prevent biodiversity loss.

But not only does animal agriculture devastate wildlife and the environment; it causes immense suffering to billions of farmed animals. Pigs, cows, and chickens at factory farms suffer unspeakable cruelties, such as extreme confinement, barbaric mutilations, and horrific deaths.

We can all help reduce land use and deforestation, fight climate change, protect animals, and safeguard future generations simply by reducing or eliminating our consumption of animal-derived foods. Why not give plant-based eating a try? Order a FREE veg starter guide today!