Earthlings

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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 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.

Earthlings, 4.6 out of 5 based on 38 ratings

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  • Very good film, a must see, violent, gruesome, but everyone should know and see what happens and how food is put on your plate. Respect needs to be given. I almost became a vegetarian after watching this.

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  • Cheong Suh Yu 5 years ago

    Very good video, I even cried… Thanks to this video, I’ll treat all the living beings in the same way as I want to be treated. WE ARE ALL EARTHLINGS.

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  • Michael 5 years ago

    In response to kyle’s comment from March 29th, 2009: “I almost became a vegetarian after watching this” might just be the most tragic comment possible after having viewed this film. It seems that you may have missed entirely the point.

    To the makers, many thanks for your effort in the construction of this informative piece.

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  • I *do* like this documentary- however, it would be good if they could state their sources for facts and figures to make it a more robust production e.g. XXXX thousand chickens in “one building”- how big is the building?- that matters in terms of comprehension for the viewer.

    I still intend to go vegan but for those more cynical viewers, a bit more information might go a long way to meeting some questions that otherwise might allow them to dismiss the very good information presented here.

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  • This documentary pushed me over the edge to be a vegetarian. I have been eating little meat (maybe once or twice a month) for the last 6 months and this video has helped me to become a full vegetarian. I just wish that more people would watch it or that this film could actually be shown on tv.

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  • Schaefkr 5 years ago

    My actions from this video is that I will only eat food where I know the source. I will eat what I garden, fish or from local farms where I know the animals were treated humanily, etc. I guess free-range would be the term.

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