Animal rights films to be shown Saturday |

Animal rights films to be shown Saturday

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Advocates for Wellness, Animal Rights and the Environment at Lake Tahoe Community College will sponsor two films beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday in the LTCC Duke Theater. The films are free and open to the public.

A.W.A.R.E. is an LTCC-sponsored student club that is open to everyone in the community. The mission of the group is to raise awareness about the far-reaching negative impacts of the standard american diet. A.W.A.R.E. promotes a plant-based diet as a means to improve human health and reduce the environmental degradation, including global warming, associated with meat production and distribution.

“The Emotional World of Farm Animals” is a delightful documentary for viewers of all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals that are all too often just viewed as food. It is a journey into the sentient, emotional lives of farm animals.

Jefferey Masson, author of “When Elephants Weep” and “Dogs Never Lie About Love,” leads viewers through the personal journey he underwent while writing his latest book, “The Pig Who Sang to the Moon.” The journey brings Masson to animal sanctuaries around the country, where caregivers and the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and escape. Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious and intelligent animals and interviews top experts in animal behavior, who offer scientific perspectives on these amazing creatures.

“Sustainable Table” takes an unadulterated look into the food you eat. What’s on your plate? What effects does it have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help?

The film includes interviews with Howard Lyman, author of “Mad Cowboy,” Kenneth Williams, champion vegan bodybuilder; Marc Grossman, spokesperson for United Farm Workers; and actor/activist Ed Begley Jr. and James Cromwell.

Mischa Hedges worked with individuals representing The Sierra Cub, P.E.T.A., University of California, Davis, and Chapman University, while producing this film.

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