Before retiring last night I felt the urge to watch a movie, and just zone out. Unfortunately, I choose one that upset me greatly.
The documentary is called Earthlings and can be watched here free. The premise of this particular film is that every living thing that inhabits the Earth is an Earthling and humans are not better than other life forms.
I had heard plenty of times beginning with John Robbins books (Diet for a New America and others) that our food comes from animals which are treated in inhumane ways. But this documentary had tears in my eyes to see how we treat the animals for our food, and clothes or the treatment unwanted pets receive.
There is a very good reason why society should have zero tolerance for the abuse of animals and children: because they are the essence of innocence, uncorrupted by society. Dr. Carone of medfamily
To hear about abuse is one thing, to see it actually happening is another, which was exactly what I watched on this film. It was like watching a wreck, it’s horrible but you can’t turn away. I couldn’t stop this film, I had to see it through to the end.
I am a vegetarian, I have never been drawn to wearing leather, but after watching this film I will not wear it in the future either. Until last night I didn’t wear such things because I didn’t find them comfortable or particularly warm. Now it’s a moral issue as well.
I do eat an occasional egg or some cheese, but I will continue to buy from local farmers where I know how the animals are being treated.
Has anyone else watched this documentary? What did you think of it?