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Joaquin Phoenix's Message From PETA

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So sad.

Watch Joaquin Phoenix speak about products made from exotic animals in this video above for PETA.

WARNING: It's extremely graphic, and not easy to sit through.


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193 comments to “Joaquin Phoenix's Message From PETA”

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  1. 1

    PETA IS A FUCKING SHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOAQUIN WAKE UP!!!

  2. 2

    What a loser!

  3. 3

    i LITERELLY just went on their site 30 seconds before and I was going to email and see if you could post it! This is horrible & gave me chills. NO fashion is worth this, none. im so so sad now

  4. 4

    omg thats so sad take note katie holmes jlo beyonce rihanna and yes even your santa angelina etc. all these big time stars need to stop trying to shove down there so called fashion down everybodies throat and maybe if they stop wearing them stop suburb moms would stop trying to imitate them by spending money they could use on something better like donations to charities etc just to look like there favorite stars and be fashionable ugghh disgusting tramps seriously

  5. 5

    That's really gross and I had no idea it happened that way. Makes you think twice . . .

  6. 6

    I hate Peta more than words can describe.

    The everyday people who believe their garbage a naiive and stupid. And the people who run it are terrorists.

    Anyone see Penn and Teller: Bullshit? Yeah. Go watch their Peta episode.

  7. 7

    That was so sad and sickening, but i'm sure people will watch this video or others like it and still go out and buy that alligator skin purse. That's the part of the pure coldness of the human race.

  8. 8

    I'm so glad that you posted this video! I would never wear the skin of any animal. It's cruel and unnecessary.

  9. 9

    Sure educated me - and he looked great!

  10. 10

    that is horrific,
    but atleast i could watch it all the way to the end.

    ….now the one on the fur trade is unbearable!
    i experienced chest pains watching it.

  11. 11

    Ingrid Newkirk is a cun*tiest of cun*ts–

  12. 12

    Re: roofiesandcoke – same as me :(

  13. 13

    The movie is compelling cause its the truth, its PETA that stinks. Hypocrites! Shock value to suck yall in.

  14. 14

    Thank you, Joaquin Phoenix. Thank you, PETA.

  15. 15

    sooo sad!

  16. 16

    That's sooo sad!!To think that these people do this for a living?!?!?!People like that make me want to VOMIT!!Those poor animals…what makes me want to cry is that they are STILL alive when they do that.

  17. 17

    So it's safe to say that i have tears all over my macbook … I couldn't bear to watch the rest of the video. I had NO idea that that's what they did to those exotic animals & it's sickening. P.s. thanks for warning us about the graphics! at least Perez had the decency to.

  18. Di31 says – reply to this


    I am so glad that you post this video
    Because people would now think twice
    I am so proud to be PETA girl

  19. 19

    .this is just horrible!!!!

  20. 20

    PETA is a great cause. Those who hate PETA have no idea what they're talking about. We all know animals have rights, yet many choose to ignore them simply because it's easier to do so. Just remember you're not the only one on this planet and the Sun doesn't revolve around mere humans. I know it's difficult for you to have compassion. Compassion takes intelligence.

  21. YUCK says – reply to this


    sorry peta but I love leather, mink, snake skin, croc and everything else that is probably against your agenda.

  22. 22

    yeah, a sham….are you kidding? are those animals fake??? they may be a little extreme but it's the truth!!

  23. 23


  24. 24

    okay! i do see where this guy is coming from, but quite honestly, it's not as bad as it seems–reptiles and other animals reproduce constantly. Now what, is PETA going to target McDonald's or other major food chain restaurants because they kill animals to make their meals–give me a break. What ticks me as well is that PETA LOOOVESSSS to target celebrities because they use fur and they have a childish manner to call them "ugly" and other lame words. Please PETA, spare your time and focus on more important things like World Hunger, War, Poverty, etc. If you feel like targeting someone, then target the "main source", not the celebrities. Quite honestly, I'm not going to become vegan nor vegetarian because I sit back and think that animals are being killed, I am human and I do love my meat which is essential to my diet. PETA–I'm sure you guys have been hypocrites by what you eat or what you own (a leather wallet/couch/purse = comes from cows = "animal cruelty").

  25. 25

    thanks i will buy a purse for my sis cuz she loves the feel of snake skin but peat is bull shit they kill animals

  26. 26

    so by the end of this i was crying. and although i'm not a fan of peta, it's still an incredibly sad video.

  27. 27

    OMG! I want so badly to watch this vid :( This man is effing HOT! But thank you 4 the warning.

  28. Di31 says – reply to this


    Re: The Head Honcho – Completely agree

  29. 29

    OK, I'm sold. What perplexes me is that we can artificially create this stuff, but folks still insist on having the real deal.

  30. 30

    So Joaquin is not crazy………..

  31. 31

    I can't believe there are idiots here saying how much they hate PETA - the issue is what is being done to these animals. Whatever you may think about PETA this stuff is really happening - if the only thing you can think to say in response to this video is "Fuck PETA" then there is something very seriously wrong with you.

  32. 32

    Re: G0 Ask Alice
    *c bombs exploding in the background*
    *me walking around in leather boots*
    I love the sound of swearing in the morning, you know that ftw sound…sounds like victory
    *continues to bombard peepeehilton with c bombs for twelve hours*

  33. 33

    Not only am I a vegan, I also never ever wear animal skins for that very reason. Their death is unnecessary and cruel. :(

  34. 34

    too bad people you kill and it nature u can do shit cuz its real

  35. 35

    Just because people have a problem with peta doesnt mean what they stand for isn't true. So what, Peta may do some crazy shit, the facts still remain the same. People shouldn't be so damn ignorant and close minded cause when they actually fucking give shit a chance, they realize how wrong they are. Assholes.

    Good for joaquin phoenix. Hes the only good actor/non annoying famous person left in this world.

  36. 36

    i couldnt watch the whole thing. it just made me wanna cry :(

  37. 37

    I could not watch the whole thing…it made me sick.

  38. 38

    but the skins just look soooooo pretty on people lol…..eh whatever i like my leather stuff, and furs, and seeing my friends that are girls with reptile clothing its life we will get over it…..correct me if im wrong but isnt this called survival of the fittest? yes ima save the poor little snake that atacks babys in their cribs…fucken yeah right, ima eat, wear, and love fur

  39. 39

    How horrific "fashion"! I am a vegetarian and I'll never ever wear fur!

  40. 40

    Fuck PETA! Man, they are the most hypocritical bunch of whack jobs to ever come forth.
    They work with ALF, who burn down labs with research to further help people that have cancer and other such things.
    They don't believe blind people should have guide dogs
    bees are oppressed because they make honey.
    AND they kill dogs and cats!
    Anyone who is a follower of PETA is pure scum.

  41. 41

    Hot damn! I am going to go out and buy some of those products just to piss the Petatards off! Morons!

  42. 42

    I commend Joaquin for putting his star power to good use. And PETA is AWESOME FUCK YOU ANIMAL HATING BARBARIANS

  43. 43

    drme85, You moron. You say its OK because reptiles reproduce. Human beings reproduce pretty rapidly. So much so that they are overpopulating and destroying every good natural thing about this planet, but i'm pretty sure killing humans is illegal.

    And also your comment, "Now what, is PETA going to target McDonald's or other major food chain restaurants because they kill animals to make their meals". Um Yes. It's obvious to me that you are uneducated about this subject ,and uneducated in general. Do your research.

  44. 44

    humans can be so cruel
    hope they go straight to hell

  45. 45

    I don't care who or where the message comes from — the message is this is wrong and that's what we should focus on - not slamming PETA just to post a comment. I'm sure you don't even know what you're talking about anyways.

    This makes me love my nonanimal Target bag even more.

    Disgusting and sad. Thanks for posting the message.

  46. 46

    what I don't understand about this stuff is why are people focusing on a small portion of the animals that are killed every year. how about the animals that we kill for food how they're treated? yea cows and chickens are always discussed but what about pigs and sheep and goats. or the oceans how we're killing whales, dolphins, turtles, the habitats themselves. these organizations are so selective in their focus. there are many other areas that these people could be worrying about rather than a practice that has been happening for thousands of years of human evolution: wearing fur.

  47. 47

    I have seen other videos about this and it sickens me. I myself don't wear fur or wear anything that is made from animals. It just sickens me that people out there think wearing dead animals is fashion. ITS NOT PEOPLE FUCKING WAKE UP.

  48. 48

    I got to about 1 minute 40 odd seconds before i turned it off! thee most sly thing ive seen!
    im so glad I dont have snakeskin bags or wear leather or wool etc. its just too horrible

  49. 49

    skinning dead or alive i dont see the difference, we still kill them for their meat

  50. 50

    To all you animal haters: Who cares if you hate PETA and their tactics?
    Some animals are innocent, speechless victims of unbelievable cruelty.
    At least someone, like PETA, speaks FOR them and brings awareness to their inhumane treatment .. at the hands of so-called human beings.
    Stop criticizing PETA and start caring about vicious cruelty.
    I can only imagine that most of you PETA haters also defended Michael Vick.

  51. 51

    I do agree that this is cruel and unnecessary. These animals should not be treated this way for human enjoyment; HOWEVER, PETA are a bunch of terrorists in the way they try to get their message across. Almost going so far as to value the animal lives over human lives. Is that right? No. (Well Maybe in some cases the animals are better) But we do not understand other cultures and the role that some animals play and it is not for us the almighty USofA to condemn other cultures and their way of life. Vegetarianism, veganism is an elitist thing. Third world countries depend on slaughtering animals for their own survival. PETA would have them eating beetle-ridden grain instead. Also, these alternatives. Just how are they made? In some factory somewhere that releases toxic emissions? Yeah, think about that tree huggers.

  52. 52

    he should do a rap song about it

  53. 53

    animals kill eachother everyday in the wild, shut the hell up and deal with it.

  54. 54

    Re: drme85 – Are you a moron? Why should PETA focus on World hunger, poverty, etc. when there are already TONS of organizations devoted to these causes? We can't have one organization focused on the needless and barbaric suffering of animals???

    And your comment, "it's not as bad as it seems"?! No, it's probably much much worse, actually. Put yourself for one millisecond in the body of one of those creatures being tortured alive and feel the agonizing pain and fear they are feeling…then say "It's not as bad as it seems!" Go to hell.

  55. 55

    I'll admit- even as a long term vegetarian, and someone who won't wear leather, I never felt sorry for reptiles and lizards before I saw this.Animal or Reptile Life is Life. Please respect.

  56. 56

    Could you please post shoe brands that do you use reptile skin?

  57. 57

    THIS IS HORRABLE!!!!!!!!! It makes me sooo sad that people would do this!!!!!!!! HOW WOULD THEY LIKE IT IF PEOPLE DID THAT TO THEM!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! THEY WOULDNT!!!!!!!!!! AND PETA IS NOT SHAM!!!!!!!!!! WE RAISE ANIAMLS FOR US THEY DESERVE TO HAVE RESPECT FROM US!!!!!!!!!!! they just need to humanly uthanize the poor animals i wanna cut the people that do this to them!!! SCREW YOU ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!!! they deserve to have it done to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. 58

    Also, can someone please tell me WHY these practices, the selling of fur and animal skins in our society, WHY has this not been banned by our government? WHY is this even legal???? What are the justifications for it?? Besides being so-called aesthetically pleasing? Which of course it's not. It makes people look tacky and disgusting. Every one of our leaders should be forced to watch these videos. Yes, a lot of issues in our country need to be resolved, but we should be able to resolve this one as well…while we are at it. PLEASE do something Obama!

  59. 59

    this is so horrible!
    it hurts me to think about those poor animals!

  60. 60

    Re: The Head Honcho – Thank you for your words of wisdom! I don't understand how people think PETA is a sham. They have done so much for animals and made so many people aware of what is really going on behind closed factory farming doors! Cheers to Joaquin for speaking the truth!

  61. 61

    All for a leather purse. This planet is fucking sick.

  62. 62

    Joaquin must be bored nowadays but it's good theese are the things he chooses to do in his retirement ;)

  63. 63

    This is not about peta. It's about all the disgusting shit people do to the defendless animals and reptiles.

  64. 64

    For all of you who have posted claiming you hate PETA, please consider the fact that this DOES happen and is NOT a joke or scam. I have many friends working in the US Fish and Wildlife Service that see what people bring with them back from foreign countries (where the majority of this occurs), and it is serious. In this video, they failed to show what they do to turtles, which is too bad to even write out here…..

  65. 65

    Re: govegan

    Its easier for people to put PETA down and label them a 'sham' because they don't want to face up to the reality of such ugly practices going on in our world today, and that products they might buy are the reason for it. Its the old ostrich putting its head in the sand routine - they can't handle being confronted by it so shift the focus to putting PETA down. Look at some of the comments posted - there are some real sorry excuses for human beings right here!

  66. 66

    Give me a fucken break with this PETA shit! They are reptiles people and are not even close to being endangered. If PETA knew half the shit I did growing up they would have bombed my house. So for all of you terrorist lovers (PETA) I get a fucken life and stop wasting your time on bullshit. We live in a real world with real problems people, get your fucken priorities straight!

  67. 67

    I really think you've turned a whole new corner here. For as ultra selfish/unconcerned and totally jaded as I typically allow myself to be; this has actually made an impact.
    I'm glad you posted it. I may not be able to make a massive difference in that world, but I can make a massive difference in my life.

  68. 68

    To sad. everyone should see this

  69. 69

    I think there are bigger things to worry about in this world than reptiles being turned into bags. i.e. unemployment, immigration, health care….

  70. 70

    When PETA quits killing animals, I'll care what they have to say.

  71. 71

    While PETA does bring this graphic and sad abuse to light, PETA misses the boat by not addressing the fact that most of this occurs in third world nations. In those nations, human survival is more important animal survival. If an individual has to choose between feeding his family and skinning a snake, that snake will lose every time. PETA needs to address the economies of these nations before judging how their citizens are supporting themselves. By just ending the exotic animal trade, the problem is not solved, those workers are then out of a job and they sink farther from the wealthy in this world.

  72. Monza says – reply to this


    That's so incredibly sad. Those poor things. :( It breaks my heart.

  73. loli says – reply to this


    Re: afgirl1106 – you know the difference is that they experience horrible pain prior to their death. Should we not care when another being experiences pain for our pleasure?

  74. 74

    Re: magicnmayhem

    look you asshole, you and your fruity group of peta lovers need to calm the hell down and focus on what's important out there in life and that's human beings. you are alive because of us and because of the flesh of animals YOU CONSUME.

  75. 75

    this is horrible

  76. 76

    Re: jenmadeline

    look bitch, you obviously have no sort of human contact with the world. you need to go out and explore the beauty of human life instead of being locked up in your jail closet full of animals. and if you say that there are "ton" of organizations out there helping the world, obviously they are not enough since

    1.02 billion people across the world are hungry

    Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes–one child every five seconds.

    In essence, hunger is the most extreme form of poverty, where individuals or families cannot afford to meet their most basic need for food.

    You are just a dumb stupid slut who thinks animals will save you from your pathetic life.

  77. 77

    PETA kills more dogs and cats than any one in the USA. Last year they killed almost 3,000 dogs and adopted out only 8.

  78. 78

    I don't understand criticizing people who are concerned with the well-being of animals. We care about animals. So what? Just b/c I care about animals doesn't mean I don't care about people too. Animals are defenseless and suffer at the hands of humans and the more people see what goes on, the closer we'll get to a more peaceful world for both human and animals.

    DrMe85 — what have you done to help the human plight other than type ugly hatred on a celebrity website? You make me laugh and are a huge bore.

  79. 79

    Re: alleysmith709 – And you're a class A asshole. Yeah sure they're lying about how animals are treated. That's right, you keep believing that you idiot.

  80. 80

    Re: naylouise – haha i was actually thinking about that too. Most humans deserve to go to hell.

  81. 81

    Re: drme85 – So it's okay to torture animals because they reproduce? You're a fucking jerk. Let's hope YOU don't reproduce. You require meat? Even more of an asshole. Nobody requires meat except cats.

  82. 82

    Re: Dingosbaby

    i help people because i like helping people, and I don't need to tell you (who is a stupid loser) what i've done. you my dear, bring me laughter to see how pathetic you can be :D

    kiss kiss!

  83. 83

    Re: Susie-Q

    1) i hope you don't reproduce little whiny girls like yourself.

    2) i eat meat because WE NEED IT FOR OUR DAILY LIVES (nutritional value).

    have you not looked at the food pyramid lately?


  84. 84

    Sure, PETA is a bit extreme at some of their tactics, but their cause is just and generally good, and everyone who chooses to lambast them or celebrities who try to raise issues of animal abuse awareness is scum.

  85. 85

    Re: naylouise
    Agree! Involve humans in anything and it gets screwed up. I think animals ARE better than people. They don't do anything half-heartedly and they have no malice. I'd rather spend time with that any day! Humans are capable of such ugliness. Animals are not.

  86. 86

    Re: drme85 – You've just missed a whole lotta points there to make yourself look like a dumbass. Shut up now and save yourself the embarrasment later, do us a favor.

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  88. 88

    Whether or not you support PETA, the message is that there are many animals suffering horrific deaths. I applaud all who are able to watch this video and will think twice about wearing or buying fur, animal skin, etc.

  89. 89

    Re: drme85

    BOH-RING - do you put everyone asleep?

  90. 90

    that is sooooo sad, i wasnt able to finish watching that. I hope those people who do that to animals get what they disurve….how sad

  91. 91

    PETA & Ingrid Newkirk are far from perfect, but education is key here folks.

    They've done great work in getting undercover videos of cruelty in circuses, the heinous barbarism of mink, fox and fur farm, skinning live dogs in China, dog restaurants in Korea where animals are tortured mercilessly before they are eaten, and the useless, scientifically invalid torture experiments on primates which DON'T MEAN JACK SH&& and many great scientists agree they are pointless, useless and horrifically cruel.

    Without PETA, the public may have never known about some of these things.

    For those who thinks it's OK to skin animals for fashion, you simply have no souls. I hope you come back in your next life as a fox on a fur farm or a raccoon dog in China so you can be skinned alive for trim on a hoodie.

  92. 92

    Re: archimmes

    Unfortunately for Drme85, watching this video and spewing ugliness was probably the highpoint of his day — while it was the lowpoint for the rest of us.

  93. 93

    Re: peckerwood

    I love you. Very well said.

  94. 94

    gross and horrible

  95. 95

    Man, that is too tough to watch. People suck.

  96. 96

    Re: Dingosbaby


  97. 97

    Re: archimmes

    i love fur, yes i love fur and all its all luxury!

    cool people wear fur and have exotic things :D ……

  98. 98

    I am so glad that Peta has found of way to use celebrates make people become more interested and educated in the cruelty that happens to defenseless animals!! If I was a celebratory Icon I would want to help show people what really happens to these animals… They should look into the illegal butchering of horses that happens right here in the United States!! Makes me sick as well!!!

  99. 99

    I am not a member of PETA but I think it's disturbing that people would criticize an organization trying to protect animals from unnecessary torture. I've seen worse than this video…much much worse. It's all horrible and I want to help in the effort to make it stop.

  100. 100

    Re: drme85 – um FYI but P.E.T.A stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. There are other organizations that deal with world hunger.

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