Episode 1: What is meant by Speciesism?
Earthlings is a 2005 American documentary film about humanity's use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, features music by Moby, was directed by Shaun Monson, executive produced by Libra Max and was co-produced by Maggie Q. A sequel titled Unity was released in 2015.
Covering pet stores, puppy mills, and various animal professions, Earthlings includes footage obtained through the use of hidden cameras to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely on animals. Then, the film draws parallels between speciesism and racism, sexism, and more.
In the first episode of Earthlings, we begin by being introduced to the three stages of truth:
Ridicule Violent Opposition Acceptance