Joachin Phoenix is right. We are guilty of a moral atrocity.
Posted on February 19, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix has gotten his share of mockery for talking about factory farming and animal rights in his Oscars acceptance speech but he is absolutely right.
As countless undercover investigations have shown, the more than 100 billion animals farmed for food animals (90% in factory farmed) are confined in tiny cages, mutilated without anesthetic, and killed “piece by piece” in slaughterhouses. We have ample neurophysiological and behavioral evidence that these animals can feel happiness and suffering in much the same way humans do.
We need to question the common and unquestioned practices today that will be seen as clear moral atrocities by our descendants.