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'Earthlings'

Postby Password » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:07 pm

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Sooo... I've just come accross a horrific video on the relationship between animals and humans. I've only managed to watch the first 15 minutes, some of the images are really really reaaaaally rough. In France, this documentary is not allowed to under 16's, that's how violent it is. For the past three days I've only magaed to watch 5 minutes at a time.
I'm 'forcing' myself to watch it, because in a sadistic way, i want to know...

So, as I said, watch with caution: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4093730216074063220
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby NatB » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:35 pm

This film has probably converted more people to veganism than any other. I think they should show it in all schools!
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Catt Queen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:32 pm

Not seen it before... :cry: :cry:
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Catt Queen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:39 pm

Actually can't watch anymore... 26 mins in.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Goob » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:24 pm

I'm never going to watch it. I'd never sleep again if I did. Something like a mcdonalds advertisement is enough to ruin my day.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby osric » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Goob wrote:I'm never going to watch it. I'd never sleep again if I did. Something like a mcdonalds advertisement is enough to ruin my day.


The first time I saw a KFC fried chicken ad in high-def I had to turn the tv off. Thankfully I rarely watch tv anymore.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Konstantin » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:45 pm

I've never watched it, but respect it for the reputation it has for encouraging veganism, don't plan to watch it.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:55 pm

Bambi was enough for me ! :shock:
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby skoptic » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:08 pm

Too much for me... that's harrowing - I won't be able to sleep now :(
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:38 am

This was 'very' popular here in the States; I'm surprised more people here haven't heard of it. Many graphic scenes in this one, so I doubt I will watch it again....
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby xrodolfox » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:03 am

So glad I've never watched it.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby etherspin » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:11 am

one of my friends and also my sister have watched it,said it had blown their minds, waited about 3 days then resumed all their normal habits and carried on ... :(
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Koa » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:46 am

NatB wrote:This film has probably converted more people to veganism than any other.


Very true. Turned us vegan instantly.

You can find a HD copy on vuze inclusive commentary of the director and deleted scenes. I think it was also submitted for the Oscars but was rejected of course ... .

Somebody I work with who watched it independently and without knowing we are vegans said: "Can you believe that there are people demanding rights for animals?"

I've not yet understood how somebody cannot become vegan after seeing this or similar footage.
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby knackers » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:15 am

Koa wrote:I've not yet understood how somebody cannot become vegan after seeing this or similar footage.


Me neither, theres some people that just do not seem to care.

I remember once on a night shift I was working alongside an electrician who seemed quite opened minded, he had some spare time and watched Earthlings start to finish, and commented on how horrible it was.

Not long after I witnessed him eating egg and bacon sandwiches...

He never went vegetarian let alone vegan..

Theres numerous others I have shown earthlings/meet your meat(what turned me vegan), plus other similar graphic type footage..
Come to think of it...not once have I yet to have some one go vegan over it.... :evil:
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Re: 'Earthlings'

Postby Big Good Wolf » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:06 am

I've never watched earthlings, but it was The Animals Film, shown on Channel 4 in 1982, that made me go vegetarian.
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