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Earthlings (2005)

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.

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Shaun Monson

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Shaun Monson
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Joaquin Phoenix ... Narrator (voice)
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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.

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Phoenix is widely known for his animal rights advocacy. He became a vegan when he, at the age of 3, joined his siblings on a boat to catch fish. He saw how a fish was caught and tossed aside, writhing. Phoenix is a member of In Defense of Animals and PETA and has actively campaigned for both. See more »

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title card: earth-ling n. - One who inhabits the earth.
Narrator: Since we all inhabit the earth, we are all considered earthlings. There is no sexism, racism, or speciesism in the term 'earthling'. It encompasses each and every one of us: warm- or cold-blooded, mammal, vertebrate or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish and human alike.
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22 January 2007 | by baretechSee all my reviews

This movie illustrates very, very clearly, that there are acts of violence in this world that so many of use are contributing to, albeit unknowingly in many cases.

I think its probably pretty fair to say that we all want a world with less violence, a world with more kindness.

What can you do to make this happen? The solution is beautifully simple: Be the change you want to see in the world. (Those are Ghandi's words, not mine, by the way) If you want a world in which there is less violence, stop contributing to violence in the world.

Violence begets violence....

and Peace begets Peace.

Deep down, we all know this to be true.

It takes a willingness to change, as a person, to implement these changes. That can be scary, because to say that there is something about oneself that needs to change is to admit to being imperfect.

Be brave. Do WHAT YOU CAN to contribute less to violence, whatever it is, and your world will be less violent, and more peaceful.

If you only feel comfortable with a small change at first, then make that change, and you will be rewarded with a greater sense of peace. This process of change and reward may continue for the rest of your life.

I can tell you from my experience, this has been, and is, a very rewarding process for me.


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24 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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