Speciesism Director Mark Devries Coming to Huntsville!


Join us for a screening of Speciesism: The Movie  with an in-person Q&A with director Mark Devries!

Wednesday, March 25th


Main Branch, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

First Floor, Main Auditorium


About the Movie

Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate.  The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.

Book Discussion: Food Choice and Sustainability


Tuesday, Februrary 24

6:00PM – 9:00PM

Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Main Branch

2nd Floor, Meeting Room D

Join us to discuss Dr. Richard Oppenlander’s new book “Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work.”

We’ll discuss the first two chapters and make plans for future book discussions. Please feel free to bring any books on veganism or animal issues that you’d like to recommend to the group.

We’ll meet on the 2nd floor of the public library in downtown Huntsville, in Meeting Room D. Go to the left of the reference desk, and you’ll see rooms on the left side. If you get lost, just check in at the reference desk and they can point you in the right direction.

What we choose to eat is killing our planet and us, yet use of the word ‘sustainable’ is ubiquitous. Explanation of this incongruity lies in the fact that sustainability efforts are rarely positioned to include food choice in an accurate or adequate manner. This is due to a number of influencing cultural, social, and political factors that disable our food production systems and limit our base of knowledge—falsely guiding us on a path of pseudo sustainability, while we devastate the ecosystems that support us, cause mass extinctions, and generate narrowing time lines because of our global footprint that will ultimately jeopardize our very survival as a civilization. Dr. Oppenlander’s goal with this book is to increase awareness in order to effect positive change—before it is too late.

You can buy the book on amazon (Kindle or hardcover):

Or at iTunes (digital copy):


Join our Facebook event page for updates on the event!

Please join us!

Tabling at Earth Fare – Saturday, January 3, 2015


Saturday, January 3, 2015

12:00 – 3:00PM

Earth Fare Huntsville

5900 University Drive NW, Huntsville, AL

Come see us at Earth Fare!

We’ll have an informational table with vegetarian starter kits, coloring sheets and puppets for the kids, and can answer any questions you may have about a plant-based diet, environmental issues, and the treatment of animals.

If you’d like a vegan tour of Earth Fare, just let us know! We’d be happy to go around the store with you and point out our favorite products and give tips on what recipes to prepare.

Join us! We’d love to have you sit with us and help answer questions, or just stop by to say hi and chat for a minute.

Event on Facebook

Lecture: Benefits of a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet


Have you seen the food documentaries Forks Over Knives and Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead? Are you curious to learn how adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet may help you finally achieve that New Year’s resolution of taking control of your health?

Come to a public lecture by Lizzie Giles, MD on Wednesday, January 7th at 6:00PM at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library downtown. She will discuss the ways in which adopting such a whole-foods diet can help prevent and reverse many common chronic diseases.

This event is free and open to the public.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Dog Walking Night at Galaxy of Lights

galaxy of lights

Join us for a walk through the Huntsville Botanical Gardens Galaxy of Lights! This night is also open to dogs, so bring your canine companion along if you’d like!

Admission Prices:
Adults $6
Children (3+) $3
Dogs $1

We’ll meet at the main entrance at 6:00PM and set off for our walk a few minutes later. Everyone, doggy companioned or not, is welcome to attend!

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society will be at the gardens and will be taking donations of dog and cat food, and will have two adoptable dogs on hand for people to meet.

Help us bring the director of Speciesism to Huntsville!


Please help us bring Mark Devries, director of Speciesism: The Movie, to speak at our documentary screening at the Huntsville Main Public Library on March 25, 2015.

To make a donation, visit our GoFundMe page at


All donations will be used for Mark’s airplane ticket and hotel.

Please join us in welcoming this amazing speaker to Huntsville!