HELLO AND HAPPY TUESDAY!!
I had the pleasure of watching the famous documentary entitled, “Earthlings”, but never got around to share this remarkable film on Eat Drink Shrink!
I truly loved this film as it really sheds light on every aspect of the animal cruelty that still prevails today.
Many assume that that just because I’m an advocate of plant based foods that spreading the message of such films is just what I do, but this film was more informative in than any other film in just 90 minutes.
be aware of the long term effects for each of them To give you a little background info, I have always sincerely loved animals since I was a child. I owned every animal under the sun from guinea pigs to pet turtles, but it wasn’t until I became educated on plant based diets and the negative effects animal products have on our bodies and the environment, that I truly developed a deeper love and respect for all walks of life.
I’ll be honest, I’m not perfect, though I advocate for animal welfare, I still fight my own battles of wearing leather goods I’ve had for ages..
(I don’t buy it anymore and if I do its used)
But for many, the idea of removing animal products from their diet appears extreme and not plausible..
I feel that whatever you do in all areas of your life, ..you should believe in it, support your choices 100%, and
Something I don’t believe in today is the torture and abuse of animals for our own needs, when we have the ability to attain proper macro/micronutrients without consuming animal products.
If your wanting to educate yourself on the current & long term effects of animal production on every level
I highly recommend reviewing the documentary Earthlings
(it is by far the most eye opening film I have ever encountered)
Why this film is great..
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 organizations 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 organizations around the world.
Nation Earth was established to produce documentary films on socially urgent issues. EARTHLINGS, released in 2005, was the company’s first feature film and is the first of a documentary trilogy. The company is currently at work on the second installment, UNITY, which will explore the unifying force of consciousness found in nature, animals and humankind. UNITY is scheduled to be completed in 2014. For more information please see www.unitythemovement.com.
ABOUT THE FILM & WHY I LOVE IT
The main reason this film stands out among the many documentaries on this subject is that it touches on a plethora of industries that have been cited for animal cruelty, and not just typical farm animal production. It provokes the idea that we should all make the change to reconsider our eating habits, our traditions, our styles and fashions, and above all our thinking. (Also, Joaquin Phoenix narrates the film and Moby does the soundtrack , Um. Yes.)
Farm animal production: pigs, cows, chickens
I don’t want to give away all aspects of the film, but I found it to be a sincere awakening at the callousness of the human culture and our innate disregard for all species beyond ourselves.
Individuals still cling to the idea that the animals are not suffering and its not as bad as it seems as the government would intervene, but this just isn’t true, and causes the issue to continue.
Many are living in the dark of their conscience, because they wouldn’t be able to cope with the horrible events taking place
We should all be free, free emotionally, free spiritrually, but more than anything we should all physcially be free
They have the right to be here just as we do..
SCARY FILM FACTS
They discuss how due to high levels of fish farming production, especially that various illnesses have become more and more prevalent
THE PRODUCTION OF LEATHER
Much of the leather comes from India
Cattle are starved and dehydrated
have pepper rubbed in their eyes for them to keep walking, as the more they walk the less value the leather will be worth
Cattle are killed in fron of of each other
They use chromium and other chemicals to prevent the leather from decomposing once removed
Leather from India cattle make there way to retail stores across the globe, most major chains sell indian cattle which is completely different from those we eat
Animals are exposed to freezing temperatures, have broken bones, ear infections etc
No laws protect against the harvesting of animal fur
They are killed by having anal electrical execution, broken necks,
they show an actual video of an electric rod being inserted into the rectum of a fox and he is given something to bite down on and it sometimes takes multiple times to kill the animal
the animal has something strapped to its groin to inflict pain and its pulled on when the rider comes out to get them worked up
They are slapped, teased, given electro prods