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The Oscar-shortlisted documentary film “Blackfish” wasn’t always the seemingly unstoppable force it is today – opening the eyes of many to the cruelty endured by captive whales, and even influencing musical acts such as Willie Nelson and Heart to cancel their performances at SeaWorld.

A series of events helped it to acquire the huge popularity it enjoys today. Chief among them was CNN’s decision to air the film back in October. This helped ensure that it would reach thousands of people who had previously been unaware of the detrimental effect that captivity has on sensitive marine mammals like orcas.

And now, a petition has been started by Marlana McCliman on Change.org, calling for CNN to air “Earthlings” as well.

This graphic, deeply disturbing documentary – narrated by the vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix – delivers a scathing indictment of how animals are abused by the meat, dairy, and fashion industries, and how humans tend to turn a blind eye to this abuse. While it is not advisable viewing for those with weak stomachs, its message is strong and compelling, and many people who have seen it have made the decision to turn vegan then and there.

McCliman says, “[Earthlings] is the most important documentary for all animals, human and non human. People need to see it. ‘Blackfish’ shed light on on a very dirty little secret. And people responded. We have a very big dirty secret on this planet. We need to expose all animal use for what it is.”

Sign the petition here and help spread the word about this very important documentary. Also, make sure you check out our list of 10 other documentaries that will make you rethink everything you know about animals, for some other wonderful film suggestions!

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43 comments on “Why You Should Encourage CNN to Air ‘Earthlings’ Today!”

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bob creurer
4 Years Ago

we need to become more aware - reshowing documentary will help

Melissa Danis
4 Years Ago

One Green Planet… wow, this is amazing. Thank you… Shaun Monson check it!

Kayla Francoeur
4 Years Ago

Look at the awareness that was brought to the cruelty at Seaworld by airing "Blackfish". Imagine how many people would cut out meat if they knew what was really behind the packaged meat that they buy from the store. Maybe people would stop saying to me "I love animals, but I love the way they taste", which is completely contradicting. So many people aren't aware of the suffering and pain that humans put innocent animals through before brutally murdering them.

Anna Lasota
4 Years Ago

Please, air it! Let see people where their 'food' and clotches come from!

chantal poulin
4 Years Ago

This film is a " M U S T " !!! Everybody living in our modern world should see it. It would CHANGE the world completely , and for the best!!!

Janet Bell
4 Years Ago

If you are awake you don't need to see this as long as you are vegan, but there are many more people living in the dark who DO need to see this! Signed and shared.

Maite Malcorra
4 Years Ago

Esta pelicula cambió mi vida

I Wear Positive
4 Years Ago

Signed the petition!

Madeline Elizabeth Hutton
4 Years Ago

I mean maybe ease into it with FORKS OVER KNIVES lol

Donald Quarles
4 Years Ago

Signed & shared.


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