Seaspiracy

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  1. tuktuk

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    Anyone else watched this?

    As someone who's family name has been in the fishing industry for generations I personally know very little of the reality. Even in my lifetime my grandad had his own fishing vessel, dad and his 2 brothers were fisherman, my auntie is still in the fishing trade and one of my cousins is currently an active fisherman. I heard of how the big trawlers worked, low value or undersized fish thrown back to the water with very little chance of survival if not already dead but I naively assumed these things were properly monitored and regulated.

    Watching this netflix documentary is a real eye opener to me. The financial greed involved at the top of the chain is astonishing!
     
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  2. hitch

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    It’s on my list.
    I’m yet to watch the Cowspiracy, the other film by these people; my eldest daughters are both Vegan and were instrumental in my decision to become vegetarian after understanding the destruction & catastrophe caused from the meat industry.
    The levels of corruption and greed are mind blowing.
    Sad really, humans are a pestilence :(
     
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  3. PauloHRC

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    I'm yet to watch this and also the other film @hitch has mentioned by the same film makers. I've read a few comments recently on social media that people have vowed never to eat seafood or meat ever again after watching the films!!!:eek:

    Looking forward to watching both ......tentatively, I really hope it doesn't put me off:rolleyes::D
     
  4. SimonRR

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    Yeah got to admit to not eating meat anymore, but the love of fish has kept me away from watching it, burying my head in the sand for the sake of my taste buds and stomach :eek:;)
     
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    Don't know if I will watch it, but I tend to find these sort of things are produced with an agenda, and facts are shown to reinforce their ideas.

    Love seeing animals in the field/water but would quite happily do the business if it was needed to get food. Not giving up my steaks or fish suppers :)
     
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  6. tuktuk

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    If you think though, and dont think I've turned into some sort of activist here :D , the agenda of this type of documentary is to stop the unnecessary suffering and killing of an animal. When they show a slaughterhouse or a market full of sharks with no fins left they are unfiltered views. They arent nice views but that is their point. They arent showing an eskimo pulling a fish out of a hole in the ice saying put that back, that is necessary for their survival but for the modern world their point is we dont need it.

    I think most people know the process of getting an animal from farm or ocean to the supermarket is not 'clean' but if you dont physically see it then why would you worry about it. Seaspiracy shows that your tin of tuna labelled dolphin friendly is far from it and it's not just dolphins, there are sharks turtles all sorts of animals which are discarded on a huge scale and if I remember correctly from the documentary these outweight the tuna significantly.

    Be right back, just off for a soy latte and rye bread :p

    It's very eye opening, alot of people wont think twice about changing anything but it gives you a look into what happens.
     
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  7. PauloHRC

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    Well said Swampy!:D:D
     
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    Go watch Forks over knives documentary, pretty eye popping.
     
  9. PauloHRC

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    What's that about??
     
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    Changing peoples diets who are in serious or potentially serious clinical conditions to a whole food plant based diet and the responses they get and major improvements in their health.
    Explains the reasons behind this and why a meat & dairy based diet is causing so many health issues.
    Very interesting programme.
     
  11. hitch

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    I’ll look at one up too.
     
  12. mk3golfcab

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    Watched it the other night, was hooked (if you’ll pardon the pun) but found it was a bit sensationalised (which is the point imo). I have to say I wasn’t shocked, the world is run by money, money talks and you can get away with anything If you have it. Started to watch cowspiracy too but not finished it yet. Eye opening? Definitely.
     
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