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.

With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. Highly recommended!

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39 Responses to "Earthlings"

  1. Rudi  January 5, 2012 at 6:16 am

    After seen this, I believe that the apocalypse for the human being is much more than DESERVING!

    • Nick  February 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I thought the same

  2. Jenni  March 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I actually hate being part of the species that does this to animals. I’ll never buy meat again.

  3. Rodavon  April 3, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Whatever natural forces caused humans to evolve the way we did is complicit in everything we do to nature. Instead of drowning in self-loathing, use the other side of human nature, the higher part of our minds, to overcome this. Feeling sorry for yourself because you were born human does nothing for these animals.

  4. Why Vegan?  June 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Thank you, True Activist for sharing this movie on your website and using your influence to (hopefully) awaken some people to the reality of how many of us treat animals, whether it be directly or indirectly. Rodavon is right. Although I can empathize with those who feel shameful to be a member of the human species after witness this kind of footage, we have to remember that it was also fellow human beings that had the wisdom and courage to produce this film — and others like it — so we can be aware of the reality of how we treat other species.

    I want to implore everyone to realize that ending our cruelty towards animals is as simple as making a choice — the choice not to support these industries through our thoughtless consumerism. I think films like this sadden all who watch them because we inherently recognize that we are not powerless; we can do something.

  5. Kiva  July 23, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Captivating documentary, thank you! I like the parallel it draws between speciesism and racism/sexism. It’s hard to deny the connection.

  6. Dennis Battler  September 24, 2012 at 1:22 am

    suffering and cruelty inflicted upon and endured by the species we USE & EXPLOIT (then ingest the energetic terror) must be seen. This perverted treatment and use of animals is a clear sign we’ve achieved being not the most evolved human beings, rather we’ve achieved being the most degraded of human beings.

  7. Dennis Battler  September 24, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Are we dumbly waiting in the karmic lineup for our rampant infliction of cruelty and suffering to be visited upon we humans? If so, in what order, what degree? The first line workers in the farm factories and slaughter houses, maiming, beating and killing with ease and delight? The oblivious transporters hauling suffering animals in unbelievable horror? The supermarket owners/ employees? The butchers? The fast food outlets? The steakhouses? Chick-fil-A? Kentucky Fried Chicken? or those at their tables? Upon whom is the fierce karmic bond of kind-for-kind behavior and consciousness to be bestowed?

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  9. de waele rita  November 28, 2012 at 6:39 am

    stop deze barbaarse toestanden,laat deze dieren de vrijheid en mishandel ze niet

  10. Sandra Johnson  December 12, 2012 at 7:21 am

    After watching this I am ashamed to be human.
    I believe human beings are the greatest pestilence set on the earth !

  11. Helen  December 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This doc made me cry…we’ve gone so far from the garden of Eden. The evil of this atrocity to animals… beautiful documentary for getting us to wake up to this horror and sadness though!

  12. Enzo  December 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, So much to be aware of….I didn’t know about rodeos and how this entertainment is just animal cruelty..I’m glad I will never go again. Its tragic that these animals are provoked to such aggravation. I hope that more humans wake up to realize we’re all interconnected, interdependent and ONE with all Life on this Planet. Peace can’t come to this Earth if we don’t realize what we’re doing to other sentient beings. Lets learn to be compassionate and loving, like nature. I pray we wake up to this inhumanity to animals and each other. Fear or love, we can choose LOVE its time.

  13. Martha  January 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So cruel and heartless and like the introduction shows, we treat eachother just as bad but prefer to talk about humans as the ultimate earth-ling. Definitely an eye-opener this video.

  14. jerald  January 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    being a vegan does not suit all profession. hard labour needs meat and to supply the calories provided by meat by a vegetarian diet, takes lot of time in eating. Obviously thats why in all the cultures the labouring class are non vegetarians. Do not forget the indigenous people and tribals of all land. Humans are omnivores. But commercial production of meat and slaughter has to be given a thought. May be we can use a more humane way.

    • Anders  January 27, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Jerald wait what? Calories from meat? No okey maybe to some degree but calories come from potatoes, rice and pasta mainly. Meat is for protein but there are alot of vegetarian alternatives for protein sources, like lences and nuts. We could all eat vegetarian diets apart from places on this earth where it is hard to grow crops. For them it is better to eat animals which can feed on grass, and they will probably have a more sustainable animal farming then our industrial.

  15. Kent Bengtsson  February 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    A few comments here. Eating anything organic means something had to die. When you eat lettuce the lettuce dies, when you eat a seed or a fruit, it cannot fultil its purpose of giving birth to a new plant, unless you eat the seeds of a fruit and go crap in nature to drop the seeds. If you think plants cannot feel pain or emotions, go read “The secret life of Plants” and do some of the experiments in it. What man has wrong mainly is that he is messing with the balance of nature and the exchange that exists between all life forms. He takes crops of a field, without returning to the field the remains once they have passed through his body, depleting the soil. He pulls fish out of the sea at a rate that prevents the fish to reproduce and thus shoots himself in the foot.
    There is of course no excuse for much of the suffering shown in this film. We have a very efficient production facility in todays World, and there is no reason we could not produce food at a more compassionate level, even if it costs more. Pay less to bankers, lawyers and politicians and more to those who provide life essential goods and serivces.

  16. rohan kanungo  February 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    thank you True Activist. After knowing all this I decide not to be part of such inhumane industry.
    Mark Twain was right in saying that “Among all the species, humans are the most detestable.”
    Pursuit of once personal and economic goal should be logical only when the means are right but, not unethical.

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