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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/EarthlingsFilm_6194.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:350:We are all earthlings.]]²²->''"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."''²²''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 Creator/JoaquinPhoenix, features music by Music/{{Moby}} and was co-produced by Creator/MaggieQ.²²It is available for free at the [[http://www.earthlings.com/ filmmakers website.]] ²²Not to be confused with PunyEarthlings.²²----²!!Provides examples of:²* [[ImAHumanitarian 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.²* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The documentary uses real footage of shelters, slaughterhouses, and similar to illustrate what animals go through. Some highlights:²** A stray dog gets tied up and tossed into the back of a garbage truck where it gets crushed to death. We don't see any gore, but the moment you understand what's about to happen is dreadful.²** The film notes that when a cow gets its [[SlashedThroat throat slit]] while upside down, it essentially drowns in its own blood.²** The animals that are killed for fur are killed by [[AssShove getting an electric rod in an unpleasant place]].²* {{Gorn}}: It is an 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...²* GroinAttack: ²** Without any sort of pain relievers or anesthesia, either.²** Anal-electrocution is used to kill a fox.²* {{Hypocrite}}: They show a "kosher" farm that is anything but.²* ItIsDehumanizing: Why the narrator often speaks of animals as "he or she".²* MercyKill: {{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.²* WhatMeasureIsANonCute²* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The film tries to argue against this, even comparing mistreatment of animals to sexism and racism.²----

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