“Earthlings” is a 2005 American documentary film about humanity’s use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research…
Covering pet stores, puppy mills, and 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. It draws parallels between racism, sexism, and speciesism.
“Earthlings” creator is Shaun Monson
When this monumental film came to Germany in cinemas, we, the animal rights activists, had a problem: how do we get the masses to watch the film?
On the one hand, the hard pictures were the problem, but on the other hand, it was a problem to arouse interest.
We have come up with an action: we announced in the local newspaper that everyone who goes to the cinema to see “Earthlings” will get 10 euros.
Many people came just because the reward had piqued their curiosity.
The film is tough because the way we treat animals is criminal.
Many left after half an hour, but some saw the film through to the end.
We had no other, better method.
Obviously, there are other methods as well.
Especially in countries where state animal protection and the awareness of the population are still very weak.
And that tells us the case of the Ukrainian activist Maxim Krivozh (Maxim Plokhoi), which I read on the website of the animal liberation press office.
I add the link: https://animalliberationpressoffice.org/NAALPO/
The story in short:
On the 21st of July Maxim Krivozh (Maxim Plokhoi) took 13 hostages in a bus in Lutsk, Ukraine, and declared this day an “Anti – System Day”. He did not demand any money or recognition. He demands were of a political character, but chiefly he demanded that the president of the country post a video where he recommends “everybody to watch the film “Earthlings”.
After 11 hours the president of Ukraine recommended “Earthlings” on his FB page in a video-message.
Thirty minutes later Maxim released all the hostages, they were all alive and healthy. In fact later, according to Ukrainian media, the hostages described Maxim positively and told that he was not threatening them.
The film got the largest attention in the Russian-speaking web.
Now Maxim is locked up. He is being tried as a terrorist. A journalist and animal rights activist named Akmal, when he read about this incident on the news, immediately became curious and decided to get in touch with him.
Maxim asked him to contact you and send you the following message (shortened):
“I am honored to be a “terrorist” under your laws; I am proud to have drawn attention to the terrible truth about the terrorism of the non-Guilty that is being told in the film ‘Earthlings’. The System only understands its own language – the language of power. MAXIMAL ACTION – this is an action of the One. I am your bad conscience”!
My best regards to all, Venus