Thursday, August 15, 2013


I watched this movie knowing how I'd feel once it was over. The trailer was graphic, emotional, surprising, and truly infuriating. It was absolutely nothing compared to the full-length film, though. Once put into perspective, I was able to see the longevity and severity of the injustice we impose on animals with no mercy at all. I've been blind to the inner-workings of American slaughterhouses, unsure of how they function, but also unwilling to learn - unwilling to know. And that is exactly the underlying issue in all of this. I am the problem. We...we are the problem. I remained reluctant for so long to gain any knowledge. I myself made the choice again and again to go on uneducated, naive, and fully blinded to the truth. But there is nothing more honest than this film, the actions shown, the voices now vulnerable and heard. Altogether raw, informative, nauseating.

The movie is 100% raw footage - unseen footage, at that - and "considered the definitive animal rights film by organizations around the world." As a pre-movie-meat-lover (and maybe even a meat advocate), I now can't fathom consuming, using, or wearing the aftermath of such abuse, mistreatment, and disrespect on our part. The human part. I am not only on my way to simply changing diet habits and clothing choices, but I also hope to be on my way to change the way we, as humans, see our fellow earthlings. 

"Earthlings is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary every made, Earthlings is nicknamed the 'Vegan maker' for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, pet stores, puppy mills, factory farms, slaughterhouses, the leather and fur trades, sporting events, circuses and research labs."


Full-length film: 

They're right. For every one person who sees Earthlings, they will tell three.