Earthlings – Make the Connection
Dedicated to all the earthlings who have suffered because of me.
O earthlings, I weep for thee,
I never would have thought You’ve suffered so far, so long, just to support,
Accompany me, be my best friends, my family, my flesh and blood:
I am so ignorant!
I’m so sorry I did not hear your violent opposition!
Your cries in pain, your calls of distress,
Your tears, your draining blood: I have no empathy!
I’m so sorry I did not feel your mental anguish!
I even cheer and clap to see you perform at the circus.
I never would have thought your trainers would use
Stun guns, whips, and shackles and chains,
Sever you from your own mothers
The moment you were born. I am so inhuman!
My tears gush down my face as I write,
And yet I know my words may not comfort you enough.
I know not how to repay your kindness,
All your unconditional services, sacrifices and love,
All that ridicule, hardship, anguish, and pain!
O please, please forgive me!
For now I’ve seen and heard, and felt and touched,
Your hearts so warm, so peaceful, so pure;
Your faces so beautiful, your smiles, your eyes, that gleaming glow:
Your watch o’er me, your protection, your guard.
You’re my eyes when I cannot see!
You lead me cross dangerous busy streets.
You leap, you fly, you carry my load,
You yap, you wag and happily retrieve,
Balls, Frisbees, boomerangs, or goads.
How much I wish we could switch
Places so you could flip,
And I would leap, catch, and grip,
And race back just for a fleeting pet!
For now I feel that I’m in you …
For now I feel that you’re in me:
And you and I are One!
For now I know that One is in All …
For now I know that All is in One!
And underneath our differences there is sameness.
So make the connection O pitiful earthlings …
Make the connection O sorrowful earthlings!
Earthlings – The Movie – narrated by Joaquin Phoenix Rated: PG13, 14+ Scenes of violence and vulgarism may offend some audience. Viewers discretion is strongly advised. Click links with asterisk to begin viewing.
- Violent Opposition
- the rapist
- the child molester
- the master and the slave
- sameness and differences between humans and animals
- beneath the differences there is sameness
- the five ways how animals have come to serve mankind
- holocaust: humans and animals compared
Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer 1904-1991 wrote in his best selling novel ENEMIES, a love story the following:
“As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplify the most extreme racist theories the principle that might is right.”
In his book, the Outermost House, author Henry Beston wrote:
“We need another, and a wiser, and perhaps more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization serve other creatures with a glass of his knowledge, and see them via further magnifying and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken forms so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animals are not being measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of senses we’ve lost or never obtained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren: they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in a net of life and time, fellow prisoners of this blunder and travail of the earth.”
- Where do our pets come from?
- puppy mills
- physical and psychological problems
- strays and homelessness
- euthanasia and gas chambers
- cyanide poison experiment
- stray overpopulation turkey
- Where does our food come from?
- Inside the slaughter house
- Beef, branding, dehorning, transportation
- Milking cows and pesticides and fast food restaurants
- Bolting and bleeding
- Knocking boxes
- Kosher slaughter and violations*
- Sows and pig farms
- tail docking, ear clipping, teeth cutting, and castration
- electric prods and electrocution
- throat slitting, boiling and hair removal
- living conditions
- hens in battery cages
- slaughter, cleaving, beheading, throat slitting
- seafood and waste dumping
- commercial fishing
- pfiesteria – level 3 biohazard
- Hurricane Floyd – North Carolina 1999
- dolphins in Japan
- Violations of International Conventions and Treaties
Part III: CLOTHES
- Leather from Indian cattle
- Indian cattle, shoeing, transportation and fatigue
- tailing breaking and handling injuries
- chili pepper
- slaughter by hacking or sawing with a dull blade
- skin preserved with toxic chromium
- fur farms cage madness
- injuries and slow death
- killing by CO poisoning, cyanide, anal electrocutiondead skin ground up to be used as feeds
- fur market in China
- Canada seal hunt
Part IV: ENTERTAINMENT
- Festival of Bulls – Spain
- gambling – dog racing and horse racing
- fish are sentient organisms
- training by punishments not rewards
- dominance, subservience and pain
- training elephants
- death by firing squad
- bull fighting*
Part V: SCIENCE
- vivisection – experiments on living animals in medical science
- tests in animals retard clinical investigation
- medical experiments
- military research
- 10,000,000,000 per year
- torture of sentient beings
- pain and suffering
- animals are like us
- to bite the hands that feed us
- over consumption of animal food causes cancer, heart disease, osteoporoses, strokes, kidney stones, anemia, diabetes and more
- our food is now affected at its very source with antibiotics, pesticides and insecticides, or artificial hormones, artificial colors, herbicides, larvicides, synthetic fertilizers, tranquilizers, growth and appetite stimulants
- mad-cow disease, foot-mouth disease, pfiesteria and a host of other diseases have unleashed on the human population
- Nature is not responsible, we are!
- It’s time for us to reconsider our eating habits, our styles
The old saying goes “What goes around comes around, and what do they get for their pain?” We really have to give it a second thought: If what goes around comes around… what do they get for their pain? Perhaps the answer can be found in yet another age old saying: “We reap just what we sow.”