EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.
EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed “the Vegan maker” for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs.
The film is narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby. Initially ignored by distributors, today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organisations around the world. “Of all the films I have ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most,” said Phoenix. “For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three.”
In 1999, writer/producer/director Shaun Monson began work on a series of PSAs about spaying and neutering pets. The footage he shot at animal shelters around Los Angeles affected him so profoundly that the project soon evolved into EARTHLINGS. The film would take another six years to complete because of the difficulty in obtaining footage within these profitable industries. Though the film was initially ignored by distributors, who told Monson that the film would “never see the light of day and should be swept under the rug,” today EARTHLINGS is considered the definitive animal rights film by organisations around the world.
From poet and philosopher Phil Rockstroh’s Facebook wall: “Someone asked him to watch Earthlings the other day and he said he would – guess he did then!!!”
Some of you are going to find this a bit hard to take…But would you expect that I give you anymore quarter than I would to, let’s say, a Democratic or Republican partisan — or a corporatist — or an operative of the militarist/national security state…would you?
Apropos: Memo to the denizens and operatives of the Big Agriculture Complex:
If you eat mass produced, steroid-bloated, antibiotic-rid…den “factory-farmed” animal flesh i.e., once living beings who were tortured and cruelly slaughtered for the profits of massive, hideously greedy companies and your own convenience — than you will suffer for your choices…in your declining health, in the environmental degradation, and the below-the-surface suffering you know as your prevailing sense of emptiness, anomie, angst, and unfocused and displaced rage.
If you can afford to eat free-range, organic flesh (once living creatures that you have, banality of evil-style, reduced to the misleading term “meat” — in order to avoid the principle that death — in this case unnecessary — sustains you) — you should do some soul-searching, because you have other options, and the earth is reaching, on an environmental basis, the tipping point i.e., the planet itself can no longer stand your selfishness.
Even if you consider eating grass fed, organic meat to be a healthy “choice” (and it is not) you have made a self-absorbed and destructive one. The single most efficacious action on your part you can make is: To adopt a vegan diet.
You can complain, day and night, about the evil, evil Koch Brothers and the politicians they own — who would, if they could get away with it, commodify our very flesh and sell it to cartels of ravenous aliens who find eating our meat as addictive as crack — if said aliens arrived here and presented a market for it — but, at this late date, given the acts obvious cruelty and the massive destruction it reaps on the planet, eating animal flesh is tantamount to about the same monstrous scenario.