“Earthlings” is a documentary film on the treatment of animals by society. Here is the link to the trailer for this film: http://www.earthlings.com/
Watch at your own discretion. It brought me to tears. I can’t say it’s a film that I will be watching, mainly because the atrocities and abuses committed towards animals is nothing new, that fact is widely accepted, however it’s no excuse or reason to forget about them. We owe it to ourselves to know the truth behind it all, and if you ever wondered how your leather boots are made, or what makes meat kosher, then click and find out.
During the trailer, Joaquin Phoenix (the narrator) says, “it costs nothing for a human to be kind to an animal” (something to that effect, I can’t bring myself to watch the trailer again) as much as I like to agree, I cannot. It does cost many people $ to be kind to animals and money truly, in this reality, makes the world go ’round. I don’t want it to be that way, I don’t live my life that way, but I can’t deny that I am in the minority. A multi-millionaire cannot tell an impoverished person that they cannot work because it hurts animals when they’re trying to get a sip of the same milk and honey that that wealthy person is telling them they can’t. Consumerism IS to blame, classism, poverty, but then again so are many other things, such as art (fashion for example is considered an artform to many [glue, leather, fur, cosmetics]), media, government, ourselves.
A major turn-off is the extreme nature of some activists’ points. For example the above photo..Milk is murder? Really? Is it? How? I get how meat is murder, how fur is murder, but milk? Milk can be torture depending where you get your milk from…it doesn’t have to be torture either…maybe it’s time to be realistic?
This isn’t a blog about convincing meatheads to become vegheads. It’s simply (as if it’s simple at all) a blog that takes into question the Nonhuman Animal as well as the Human Animal. It’s an investigation, a project if you will, where there aren’t any simple answers.