‘Earthlings’ director to release a series of short vegan films starring Joaquin Phoenix

Read Time:   |  7th August 2017

Plant Based News have exclusively revealed the news that director Shaun Monson, who is best known as the director of hard-hitting documentary Earthlings (hailed by many as the reason they went vegan) – has a series of new films in the pipeline… 

'Earthlings' director set to release a series of short films starring Joaquin Phoenix

Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Plant Based News have exclusively revealed the news that director Shaun Monson, who is best known as the director of hard-hitting documentary Earthlings (hailed by many as the reason they went vegan) – has a series of new films in the pipeline.

Monson will be working closely with actor Joaquin Pheonix, who narrated the film Earthlings, to create a number of short movies focusing on the growing Save Movement.

What is the Save Movement?

According to the movement’s official website:

“The Save Movement is comprised of groups around the world who bear witness of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en route to slaughter. Our goals are to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals, to help people become vegan, and to build a mass-based, grassroots animal justice movement. The Save Movement started in December 2010 with the inception of Toronto Pig Save. Today there are over 170 groups in Canada, the U.S., U.K. & Ireland, Australia, continental Europe, Hong Kong, and South America.”

The movement’s main campaign is called Bearing Witness , and it involves groups of people ‘bearing witness’ to animals who are on their final journey to the slaughterhouse. Often the groups give the animals water and attention whilst they are in the truck as many animals are transported in terrible conditions in tightly packed trucks without water or food.

There are currently Save groups operating all over the globe including in Australia, Japan, Brazil and Poland, and they encourage people to create groups in their own communities to inspire change.

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