Since we all inhabit the Earth, all of us are considered earthlings. There is no sexism, no racism, or speciesism in the term earthling. It encompasses each and every one of us, warm or cold-blooded, mammal, vertebrae or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, and human alike. Humans, therefore, being not the only species on this planet, share this world with millions of other living creatures as we all evolved here together. 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.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.
Ten thousand times a minute, in the united states alone, a food animal is killed. We consume more chicken on this very day, than we did in the whole year of 1930. Where do all the animals come from? And how are they treated?
With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting.
I am not a vegetarian – and most likely will never be – but I can completely understand anyone who chose to be one. After watching this documentary I was crying. This is very hard to swallow.
I can hardly describe the horror that is the treatment of food-animals today.
This documentary is NSFW.
If you want your life to stay the same, do not watch the documentary. Anyone who wants to know where their food really comes from click the “read more” button below. This documentary is highly recommended though and will probably change your life.
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