We are all earthlings.
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy."Earthlings
is a 2005 documentary
film about the horrific treatment of animals in the food industry, puppy mills, etc. The film was directed by Shaum Monson, is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix
, features music by Moby
and was co-produced by Maggie Q
It is available for free at the filmmakers website.
Not to be confused with Puny Earthlings
Provides examples of:
- Cannibal: It shows a few chickens eating a dead one. Also pigs get their tails cut off so other pigs will not bite them off. Cannibalism in pigs is also shown to occur frequently.
- Cruel and Unusual Death
- Gorn: It is a extremely brutal and graphic film. The faint of heart might want to listen to it instead, if you can handle the sound of pigs screaming...
- Groin Attack:
- Without any sort of pain relievers or anesthesia, either.
- Anal-electrocution is used to kill a fox.
- Hypocrite: They show a "kosher" farm that is anything but.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Why the narrator often speaks of animals as "he or she".
- Mercy Kill: Subverted: Captive bolts were designed to kill an animal with as little suffering as possible, but as the documentary shows, it does not always work as intended.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?