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Watch What Happens When Activists Show Earthlings on TV in NYC (VIDEO)

August 30, 2016 by Leave a Comment

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Activists with Friends of Animals United (FAUN) screened the documentary Earthlings in Union Square, a public space in New York City with a high concentration of pedestrians. The following video, which was viewed almost 300,000 times in the 24 hours after it was posted on Facebook, shows some of reactions generated by the film:

Phyllis Letthembe, the organizer, told TheirTurn that the activists show Earthlings and distribute information in an effort to open peoples’ eyes to animal cruelty and tap into their empathy.

Pedestrians in NYC stop to watch the documentary film Earthlings

Pedestrians in NYC stop to watch the documentary film Earthlings

During the two hours that Earthlings was screened, hundreds of pedestrians stopped to watch the film and talk to the activists who were standing by to answer questions. “We can tell based on the discussions we are having that people are profoundly affected by the video,” said Letthembe. “We wouldn’t be out in the streets if we didn’t think we were making a difference. After all, it was videos like Earthlings that made me and many of my fellow activists go vegan.”

The next outreach event takes place in the same location on September 15th.

Your Turn

To watch Earthlings, please visit the website for the film.

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  1. Karen Davis says:

    Taking Earthlings to the streets is a great idea and I hope it will be a regular activist venue. I remember Eddie Lama’s film Witness and how people’s distress registered in their faces as they watched live, conscious animals being anally electrocuted in preparation for “bloodless” fur. The obscenity and pitilessness of treating creatures that way. The public needs to be jolted into the animals’ reality as they go about their daily lives. This is an Intervention needed everywhere. We have no right to get away with not knowing the preventable misery our behavior causes to animals. By knowing, we can change. Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns

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