Joaquin Phoenix – Guru In Veganism
Handsome, talented and compassionate; Yes, Joaquin Phoenix is vegan and everybody absolutely adores him. To top that all off – as if that wasn’t enough! – Joaquin Phoenix is not only he is vegan; and, is also active about his veganism, having acted as an animal rights advocate for years.
According to Ecorazzi Actor and vegan activist, Joaquin Phoenix may be unpredictable in interviews, but his commitment to veganism is steadfast. Vegan since the age of three, Phoenix recently recalled the story of how he and his siblings became vegan in an interview with Cover Media.
“There were five kids and we literally screamed at our parents and said, ‘We are never going to eat meat again.’ Because we were on a boat, and they were catching fish, and they were throwing fish against the side of the boat in order to kill them, they are flopping around, so these kids, there were five of us, no there were four of us, one of them was pregnant with my younger sister, and it was undeniable that it was brutal, barbaric and horrible for us, and so we said that. I remember my mum not being to answer and we said, ‘Why didn’t you tell us that’s where meat came from?’ And she didn’t know what to say. I feel like I have this memory of seeing her crying,” says Phoenix.
Longtime vegan and animal rights supporter Joaquin Phoenix used his Oscar-worthy acting skills to make a statement about the brutal slaughter of fish.
In a new PETA video, the actor shows what fish must feel during their final moments when they are suffocating to death. For those worried about seeing an animal suffering, no fish are shown in the video. Just Phoenix as he mimics drowning and explains why fish deserve to be treated better.
The actor said about his first memories of fish and fishing, “My family and I were on a boat, catching fish. As one fish was caught, he was writing, then he was thrown against the side of the boat. You couldn’t disguise what it was. This was what we did to animals to eat them. The animal went from a living, vibrant creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers and sisters.”
Joaquin won the Humanitarian Award for his work on this documentary at the San Diego Film Festival and was quoted saying that out of all the films he has ever made, this is the one that gets people talking the most and that for every one person who sees Earthlings, they will tell three.
LiveKindly revealed that the upcoming feature-length sequel to Australian animal rights pig-farming exposes the film, “Dominion“ has just released a new trailer and shared the celebrity narrators: none other than the vegan actor and actress, respectively Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. These two stars are reportedly in a relationship.
Those who watched the fellow vegan documentary, “Earthlings“ will be familiar with the voice of Phoenix, as he also narrated that film, which has inspired high numbers of people to adopt veganism.
The team behind Dominion shared a picture of Phoenix and Mara via their Facebook page, the pair is standing with the director of Earthlings Shaun Monson, who was announced as the newly appointed co-producer of Dominion.
According to the Plant-Based News according to the actor, his brother said: “We shouldn’t be using dairy either. It’s not killing them, but…”
Phoenix admitted he has deviated from the course though – confessing that he ate a pizza at a friend’s house when he was a child. But it didn’t end well.
“I ate that,” Phoenix said, “but I got very sick.”