Who Has Seen The Documentary, "Earthlings"? (A.K.A. Why do some people call some animals pets and others food? PART II)

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    Jul 24, 2009 2:19 AM GMT
    EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers."

    The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6361872964130308142

    I invite everyone to watch and share your thoughts.
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    Jul 25, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Very painful to watch but should definitely be viewed by everyone

    I think that the reference of the nazi-like behavior of humans towards animals is very true, and far from over. I hope it will change some day.
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    Jul 25, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    I agree, I think it is something everyone needs to watch.

    The cruelty that goes on in the world towards those we share the planet with is disgusting.

    Life is a beautiful thing...for some reason as a society we have such little respect for it.

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    Jul 25, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    Diago saidVery painful to watch but should definitely be viewed by everyone

    I think that the reference of the nazi-like behavior of humans towards animals is very true, and far from over. I hope it will change some day.


    I'm fascinated by the phrase "nazi-like behavior of humans towards animals". What made the Nazis so bad was that they treated humans like animals. So, treating animals in a "nazi-like" way is to treat them like... animals. But they ARE animals. Seems rather circular.
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    Jul 25, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    One important nit-pick...

    its not animals, its non-human animals, that you mean.

    We are just as much animals as any other species.
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    Jul 25, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
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    Very painful to watch but should definitely be viewed by everyoneI'm fascinated by the phrase "nazi-like behavior of humans towards animals". What made the Nazis so bad was that they treated humans like animals. So, treating animals in a "nazi-like" way is to treat them like... animals. But they ARE animals. Seems rather circular.




    What "made the Nazis so bad" was that they treated humans with extreme cruelty, malice, and disrespect.

    Yet, there are other ways to treat both humans and non-human animals, our fellow Earthlings: with compassion, respect, and good will.
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    Jul 25, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    Silly me, I started the thread, and didn't share my thoughts yet!

    I too found "Earthlings" to be most informative and very moving.
    I could not believe my eyes with how the section on pets ended. icon_sad.gif

    I also felt inspired after watching it.
    Though I do what I can to make the world a better place, I am now determined to do more. icon_smile.gif