The Switch4Good Podcast

The New Movie “Milked” with its Star, Chris Huriwai

Mar 30, 2022

Watch Episode 171 with Chris Huriwai:

New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa, produces approximately 21 billion liters of milk every year, or about 3% of the world’s milk production (95% of which are exported to more than 130 countries worldwide). Isn’t that great? But wait until you see the impact of dairy farming on the environment. 

Today we will talk about a fantastic film, produced and directed by Amy Taylor, and co-produced by a passionate Māori activist Chris Huriwai, co-founder of the animal rights project Aotearoa Liberation League. Chris is a vegan advocate and 3-time world champion for street unicycling. So, why should we care about Chris and this film?

MILKED is a documentary filmed by Producer & Director Amy Taylor, which features interviews with high-profile contributors like primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, environmentalist Suzy Amis Cameron, and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn. The film reveals the harsh reality behind the seemingly idyllic and green dairy farming tale in New Zealand, uncovering alarming information about the impacts of the industry on the environment and health of the dairy farming community. MILKED presents evidence that we are on the edge of probably the biggest disruption of food and agriculture in history. It points to what New Zealand and other countries can do to prevent the destruction of their environment and change their fate. 

 

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