Racing Extinction

Racing Extinction

DVD - 2016
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Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may be wiped from Earth in our lifetime.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 576.84 Rac

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dcomford
Jul 06, 2017

This documentary was an amazing look at how animals are treated across the globe and used as commodities. The fact that got me was that by eliminating meat and cheese one day a week for a year from our diets, it would be like taking over 7,000,000 vehicles off the road. The end of the documentary where images are cast onto buildings was very moving. It all starts with education. While I do not condone the behavior of the people and communities engaging in these unethical and illegal practices, I think they may suffer from a lack of education and a lack of knowledge on how to make money doing other more ethical things. This was shown when the islanders in Indonesia were shown how to transition from hunting manta rays (such beautiful animals) to creating a tourist industry based on the manta ray.

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Veranda
May 10, 2016

its a hearbreaking documentary...should be required viewing to wake up the human race.
PLEASE TELL EVERONE TO WATCH THIS

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bellsmom
Apr 10, 2016

Well done undercover documentary. Exposes the horrors of how animals are commodities for human greed and profit. How is this acceptable and the lack of a moral compass is confounding. (it isn't all because of poverty).

infofarrell Apr 05, 2016

This is a must watch for every human on the planet. We have so much power to make the changes necessary and this documentary provides a powerful insight into what we are losing.

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