I'm 14, and I sort of want to watch it, but the trailer seems pretty gory and I don't know if I should. I've heard the rest of it is very intense as well. I expect that, of course. It was made to be a wake up call. I just don't know if I should subject myself to being terrified if it's that bad when I'm already aware of some of it (I've seen Meet Your Meat and Glass Walls) and already veggie. I'm not too queasy, but I don't like excessive, extreme gore even when it's fake and I know it. All the same, it could be a very good thing for me to watch it in other ways.
If you've seen it, how old were you when you saw it and what do you think? If you haven't seen it, is there a reason why not or have you just not happened/had the opportunity to watch it yet?
I've seen it.
I thought it was very good. I didn't like how it was divied up into "humans", "nature", and "animals" though. Humans are animals and animals are a part of nature.
Absolutely. It's simply ageist to censor this kind of thing.
I don't care how old the person is, if they should damn well know what they're eating. And should be enlightened as early as possible to the seemingly beautiful charade that so carelessly covers everything up.
While I admit it's quite horrifying to watch, I think on many different levels it's also very enlightening. It has some great quotes and even revealed some things I was unaware of before I'd seen it.
I had to pause it several times because I started crying a lot. Especially the parts about fur, because it really hits home. (I have bunnies) I had to wait about 20 minutes until I could compose myself to watch the rest.
After I finished watching it, I went and hugged every animal in my house.
I think it's appropriate for anyone at any age that can think for themselves and understand what's going on around them.
If you really watch to watch it but are unsure, you could always just begin to watch it, and if it get's too emotional for you, stop it. No place says you have to watch the entire thing to "get the picture". (:
It's extremely upsetting, but I also feel like it's something that pretty much every omni needs to see. Don't force yourself into it though, unless you feel comfortable. You're already veg - I don't feel like you should do something which will undoubtedly be upsetting to you when you already understand the level to which animals suffer, and are working to combat that suffering. Your views most likely need little reinforcement.
OMG! Me too! I thought I was the only person who became freaked out at wrists. I can't even look at my own - the skin is so thin and delicate, and especially when the palm is drawn back, the veins are REALLY visible and upsetting. The skin at the top of one's foot, and area around the ankle in general, can be a bit icky too. xD
So personally, I'd say they're pretty upsetting videos and they wont benefit you, you're already vegetarian and ifyou're thinking about veganism look at the facts and arguments instead of upsetting yourself over a video showing animal cruelty. That's just my 0.02p.
Earthlings is a movie every omni should definitely watch. Most veg*ns already get the gist of what's going on, obviously, but there really isn't harm in reinforcing your beliefs.
Of course, I could hardly sleep that night after watching it. I kept thinking of the pork roll, chicken nuggets, and ground beef in the refrigerator.
I actually saw it for the first time a few days ago (though I was a vegan 9 months beforehand).
I can only compare it to Food, inc., which honestly looks more like a childrens movie after seeing Earthlings.
The reason I say "watch it" though, is because I think it's important. And it's nothing none of my piers couldn't handle. I admit, it's definitely riveting, and it's something you want to watch alone, simply because you want time to reflect upon it.
Minimally though, at least watch the Food and Clothing section, because those are obviously the most applicable to daily life.
I've merely seen some extracts of this movie and was really shocked. Always tried to watch the whole film but always when it was loading I closed the window. Maybe I'd watch it in full length when my parents are content to watch it with me because they're still omni even if they toy with the idea to get ovo-lacto-vegetarian (but don't hold your breath...).
I would find it better if the film would be uncommented - or even the processes would be described (with some statistics, too) because the pictures speak for themselves, but that's only my subjective opinion - because I think that that would be more thought-provoking and ititiate to investigate more and even more individual.
All in all the movie - inasmuch as I am able to gage it - shows the cruelest extends and chasms of human being in its entirety. Plain sad...