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Joaquin Phoenix Rescued A Cow And Her Calf To Advocate For Animals

Joaquin Phoenix is putting action to his words after his Oscar winning speech about animal rights. The Joker star was filmed saving a cow and her calf  from the Manning Beef facility and took them to a farm sanctuary in California. He began helping animals after his speech for Best Actor at the 20202 Oscars. He specifically mentioned his advocacy for cow during his speech, saying, “We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and when she gives birth, then we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable,” Phoenix stated. “And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”

Joaquin Phoenix Honors Late Brother During Oscars Speech

The Los Angeles Animal Save got Phoenix on film in his efforts to protect the animals. After the video went viral, the Walk The Line star made a statement saying, “I never thought I’d find friendship in a slaughterhouse, but meeting Anthony [president/CEO of Manning Beef] and opening my heart to his, I realize we might have more in common than we do differences. Without his act of kindness, Liberty and her baby calf, Indigo, would have met a terrible demise. Although we will continue to fight for the liberation of all animals who suffer in these oppressive systems, we must take pause to acknowledge and celebrate the victories, and the people who helped achieve them. Shaun Monson, Amy Jean Davis, and the entire LA Animal Save community, have taken their pain of bearing witness and turned it into effective, diplomatic advocacy for the voiceless. As a result, Liberty and Indigo will never experience cruelty or the touch of a rough hand. My hope is, as we watch baby Indigo grow up with her mom Liberty at Farm Sanctuary, that we’ll always remember that friendships can emerge in the most unexpected places; and no matter our differences, kindness and compassion should rule everything around us.”

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