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.

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  • Stephanie_Wood 6 months ago

    If, somehow, you managed to watch this entire documentary and still use animals in ANY way (milk, cheese, meat, leather), your heart is made of ice and you are a compassion-lacking non-human. You obviously missed the entire point of the movie and I feel sorry for the people that you come in contact with.

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  • Tiana King 1 year ago

    For those who have said cage free or humane there is no humane. Call and ask how often the cows are raped, if they use anesthesia to castrate the male pigs and if the animals ever get medical treatment. Also just like people cannot be killed humanely either can animals. Change your perception. If it bothers you when dogs are cats are slaved and abused ask yourself why it doesn'y bother you when farm animals are enslaved, tortured, raped and killed.

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  • Tina 1 year ago

    Extemely hard to watch. I've been vegetarian for a number of years and have just recently become vegan. My heart goes out to all the animals suffering to meet the "unnecessary" diet habits of humans. There is a better way and don't let anyone tell you need to be eating meat to obtain all the amino acids found in protein. It's simply not true. I've done a lot of studying while on my own transition to a meat free diet and I know for a fact that all the amino acids in protein can be obtained from a plant based diet and you will be healthier and without the risks associated with eating meat. I encourage everyone to stop following the crowd, be an independent thinker, become vegan for your own health...do it for the earthlings.

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  • Guest 2 years ago

    It's disturbing how someone can watch this and not become vegan.

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  • @ Justin, your comment makes me understand that you have missed the point, thanks to people like you, that needs to justify, I hate my own species.

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  • I agree with you, your absolutely right

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  • Rubbishbin 2 years ago

    I'm scared.
    I'm so scared of us and what we can do.

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  • Ciro Galluccio 2 years ago

    If this documentary talks about Earthlings, should also defend plant world. Why they didn't?

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  • Justin 2 years ago

    This is the cold hard reality. Every human can soar the heights of enlightenment, or sink to the level just above hell. I prefer the middle path. I watched this documentary. I was upset after viewing, but something occurred to me upon reflection of the film. Violence is an ingrained part of being alive. Even the Dalai Lama gets angry and shouts. Kids put ants under a magnifying glass. Cats will play with mice or other creatures they stalk before killing it. Chimpanzees will kill monkeys for no reason. Plants are living creatures that die when we eat them. At some level you are going to experience this violence and being alive means that you will contribute to it at some point, in some way whether consciously or not. In order to live, something must die. We only have limited control over the how and why.

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  • Guest 2 years ago

    This is the most disturbing documentary I have ever seen and it demonstrates conclusively how disturbed the collective human psyche is.  We are not long on this planet.  I predict extinction or mass depopulation in 50 to 200 years tops.

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