EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by
Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares
about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
PLEASE: don't run from reality, watch the film and share your thoughts with other viewers.
**** WARNING **** VERY GRAPHIC, But is ATS ready for the truth. People don't like to really know, because with knowing comes responsibility.
This is not a film for children or anyone not ready to face up to the truth.
Am I a vegan?
No, I eat about 2 oz of either free range chicken, turkey or wild salmon per day and use (sparingly) free range eggs and cheese.
Humans need to have protein. All I ask is that we raise and slaughter humanely.
Factory farming is wrong on so many levels.
Eating a double cheeseburger ever is wrong.............it's fat and calorie content is outrageous.
I am not judging anyone - simply trying to speak up for those that cannot talk.
Puppy mills, factory farming, setting unreasonable time tables on the people who must slaughter animals so they don't have the time to do the job
Three books I highly recommend are:
- Dominion The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals and the Call To Mercy by Matthew Scully
- Slaughterhouse by Gail A. Eisnitz
- Eternal Treblinka by Charles Patterson.
Again, it takes some looking around but I have found farms that are free range and make sure their animals are humanely slaughtered.
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It´s funny that i was thinking in this topic today. Trying to figure out how much pain are we doing to other animal species, and how many death is
produced everyday in order to feed us or clothing or other things Thank you for your post.
I remember seeing this documentary before. I couldn't eat meat for half a year and the only reason I had to eat meat again was because of my
mother's insistence. I was in an accident and so ill that I barely had any strength to do anything on what I was eating. Even then it was hard for me
to start eating meat again..
It was truly heartbreaking to see this documentary. Sometimes we have to be reminded that our food doesn't exactly come from nowhere but from animals
who have lived and died. Thank you for posting this.
i grew up with an extremely avid hunter/fisherman for a dad, so early on i began to question our so-called "dominion" over the other creatures with
which humans share the earth. don't get me wrong, i love my dad, but i can remember seeing the dead deer and pheasant and not wanting to eat meat
after seeing where it came from. i last ate meat in 1993, when i was 18. i think it took me a while to completely stop eating meat because it was too
easy for me to dissociate the meat from animals, especially fast food.
i do eat eggs and cheese still, but limited amounts like you. my wife is a vegan and of course doesn't use leather. she won't even use silk or
my dad tells me he doesn't feel like he's had a meal unless he's eaten meat. i used to think it could be the protein thing. there are a lot of ways
to get protein outside of meat.
what i always wonder, however, is how long the greater western public can continue to consume meat like it has. meat is extremely wasteful to produce
and it's hard to imagine we could sustain our meat consumption going forward into a more populated world.
of course, i agree completely with subsistence hunting and if the S did ever hit the fan i would not have the luxury of being a vegetarian, i know
this. but treating living creatures like trash has its ramifications, i think, and mass producing meat involves suffering.
and i think we've evolved past meat eating. most meat has suffering in it and there are much healthier ways to obtain the protein we need.
I know what you mean. I went 3 full years being a vegan and my doctor said that for the human body, particularly mine, that was not a good idea.
So we drove 70 miles to a farm that advertised "free range", we inspected the farm, talked to the owners and asked about the slaughtering.
There is only one time in my life where I have "missing time" and that was at around 12, Grandpa took me out back to show me how to kill
My sister said he did one in front of me, I fainted and for two days was near catatonic. I finally came around, don't remember anything but walking
to the very back yard.
I guess I'm not the warrior woman my avatar depicts.
But I mean to speak up for those that have no voice, no vote, no say, no rights.
Eating meat is okay but try and get your meat from a farmer that has some morals.
Also, DO NOT BUY from pet shops.............they support puppy/kitty mills.
--- ADOPT ---- SPAY ---- NEUTER
The 8-10 million (or more) dogs and cats we kill each year because of no homes is another thread.
And no, they are not humanly euthanized. The needle is too expensive, and again now with decompression chambers kill shelters find they can sell the
dead dogs and cats at a profit $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to rendering plants.
Research that subject if you dare.
Again, I believe in individual karma but also group karma and what goes around comes around.
You chose not to read through my entire post................I am not a vegan.
What is a "hippy".................a flower child.
My definition, is someone who believes in:
Peace not war
Equal justice for all
Love not hate
Service to others vs service to self
Being honest and forthright in all your dealings
If someone is down you don't kick them, you try to help them u
The reason our planet is in such dire straights is because of greed, money and power. Our planet is run by psychopaths.
A closed mind and proud heart gathers no knowledge
A prisoner that does not realize they are imprisoned will never try to escape
A slave that does not realize they are enslaved will never rebel.
Your short, caustic remark showed me you are closed minded and cold hearted.
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The OP' wasn't condemning people that ate meat, I think the point he or she was trying to get across is that we need to treat the animals that feed
us and give us clothing with more respect and dignity.
WHOA! This is making me kind of fearful to eat steak now! Hah, to think how useful this might be for astronauts when they go into space. They are
already recycling pee, might as well go the extra mile and save storage space for food!
As I continue to watch this... I think I shall endeavor to eat more vegetables in the future unless they find a way to turn fecal matter into broccoli
and whatnot. This reminds me of the human fecal transplant they are doing nowadays to cure intestinal problems.. must be treated by eating the actual
fecal matter. Yeck.
quite right, but protein is easily obtainable through plants. i applaud you for posting this, but be consistent with your beliefs.
i've been vegan for around 8 months, in the first 5 months i lost 38 lbs (without exercise). my blood pressure has dropped from what is considered
average, 122/76, to 93/68. i certainly do not become winded or fatigued as easily. i'm healthier and happier than i've ever been.
i couldn't make it 5 minutes into earthlings. to know that my diet was the cause of so much suffering was enough for me to immediately become vegan.
it is a moral imperative to me. i could not stick to a diet for the life of me, but it is far different when others are suffering; i cannot support
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