Earthlings is one of the most talked about documentaries in vegan and animal rights circles. I avoided watching it for a year after going vegan because I thought I 'knew it all' already.
Little did I know that I still had something to learn. I learned that no matter how many facts you know, how many books you read, how many rallies you attend or how many recipes you look at, nothing, NOTHING compares to actually seeing an animal suffer.
This documentary uses a lot of what some people call 'emotive' images. I call them truthful images. It goes through all of the various industries that we humans have created that exploit animals and use them as commodities; fashion, food, pets, circuses, research...
I recommend this for anyone who is having trouble connecting what is on their plate to something that is a living, sentient being that is capable of feeling pain and knowing suffering.
WARNING: This movie is very graphic.
The movie is available to watch online for free.