The images in the following program
are very sensitive and may be as disturbing to viewers as they were to
us. However, we have to show the truth about cruelty to animals.
Caring viewers, today’s Stop Animal Cruelty program features the
award-winning 2005 documentary on animal suffering “Earthlings” directed
by vegan US filmmaker Shaun Monson, co-produced by noted vegan US
actresses Persia White and Maggie Q and narrated by Golden Globe- and
Grammy-winning vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix.
The film features
music by the world-famous vegan DJ and musician Moby from the United
“Earthlings” has received numerous honors, including the
Proggy Award given by the US-based animal welfare group People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the Best Documentary Award in the
Animal Advocacy category at the International Artivist Film Festival,
held annually in California, USA.
“Earthlings” affects many
viewers so profoundly that they immediately decide to adopt the
compassionate, plant-based diet.
For example, after watching the
film professional ice hockey player Georges Laraque of Canada became a
vegan and agreed to narrate the French language version.
US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Australian actress Portia de
Rossi both cite this film as a key reason they decided to become vegan.
Snowboarder Hannah Teeter of the United States, a gold and
silver medalist in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics respectively,
stopped eating meat a year ago following watching Earthlings.
in the first installment of our six-part presentation of Earthlings,
we’ll learn about the heart-wrenching cruelty perpetrated by the pet
industry and about “speciesism,” a concept promoted by Dr. Peter Singer,
considered the father of the animal rights movement and author of the
1975 classic “Animal Liberation.”