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Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is a 2005 documentary about mankind’s use of nonhuman animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and features music by Moby, both who are practicing vegans. It was directed by Shaun Monson, and co-produced by Maggie Q, who are also vegan.

Covering pet stores, puppy mills and animal shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism, and advocates veganism.

Watch the full documentary (95 minutes)

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