Like the rest of the world, PETA has could not help but praise Joaquin Phoenix’s speech. The animal rights organization took to social media to appreciate the actor and express their joy.
PETA focuses on giving animals equal rights as humans.
Mainly, they focus on bringing attention to the four areas mistreatment of animals takes place. It includes the laboratories, food, entertainment, and clothing industries. According to the mission statement of PETA:
We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.
In order to support their mission, multiple celebrities have shown their support to PETA. While the list is long, some of the celebrities are Justin Beiber, Kate Winslet, Zendaya, Joaquin Phoenix and Khloe Kardashian.
After his performance in Joker, Joaquin Phoenix’s speech also became a hit.
During his acceptance speech, Joaquin Phoenix talked about animal rights, gender inequality, and other important issues. While talking about injustice against animals, he said:
We go into the natural world and we plunder it for its resources. We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow, and when she gives birth, we steal her baby, even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable. And then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.
It is a known fact that the Joker actor has been a vegan for 40 years.
PETA appreciated Joaquin Phoenix’s attempt to include speciesism.
While applauding his speech, PETA declared Phoenix ‘a star in animals’ eyes’. In an Instagram post, the organization talked about his efforts to bring attention to the discrimination of animals. Speciesism means treating some animals better than others as well as humans having greater moral rights than animals.
It is safe to say that Joaquin Phoenix is a hero among all species.