Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.
Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix recently commented on the closing of Farmer John Slaughterhouse in LA where he regularly attends vigils with other Animal rights activists. Five nights of events will be held at Farmer John beginning January 29- February 2, awaiting the closure of the slaughterhouse.
From the set of Joker: Folie Á Deux, Phoenix said, “The closure of the Farmer John slaughterhouse is only the end of a chapter in a book that is still being written, a book in which we continue to advocate for the liberation of all animals who suffer in these oppressive systems.
“I am thankful to L.A. Animal Save and everyone in this community who has shown these animals the only kindness and respect they have ever known. You have taken the pain of bearing witness, and turned it into effective, peaceful, diplomatic advocacy for animals.
“Although it saddens me that I can’t be there at this time, it’s been my privilege to stand alongside these activists, and it’s our duty to continue this fight.”
In 2020, after winning the SAG award for Joker Phoenix historically went directly to Farmer John, still in his tuxedo, so that he did not miss the regular Sunday night vigil.
As the Smithfield’s Farmer John slaughterhouse finally prepares to close, the L.A. animal activist community will hold five consecutive nights of events outside its gates, concluding with a 12-hour vigil.
There will be speakers, activities, and food nightly from Sunday January 29 until the line stops and the last pig is slaughtered. Speakers include Moby, actors Greg Cipes (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Tiffany Lonsdale (Siren) and Danielle MacDonald (Bird Box).
For years, these amazing Animal rights activists have protested at Farmer John, held vigils, handed out food to workers, befriended sympathetic LAPD officers on crowd control, and practiced the peaceful act of “bearing witness.” Activists have begun to sign a petition asking Smithfield to save the last pig.
There is no such thing as ethical meat, and there is no way of knowing how the animals have been treated before they reach your plate. The most ethical option is to ditch meat as well as other animal products entirely and go vegan.
- Joaquin Phoenix Joins PETA Campaign to End Speciesism
- Joaquin Phoenix Visits Pig Slaughterhouse After SAG Awards Win
- One Year Later, Joaquin Phoenix Reflects on Rescuing a Mother and Baby Cow
- Joaquin Phoenix Pays Tribute to Killed Animal Rights Activist
- Joaquin Phoenix and Other Celebs Plead for Release of Abused Goats
- Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are Producing a Public Health Documentary on Zoonotic Diseases
Easy Ways to Help the Planet:
- Eat Less Meat: Download Food Monster, the largest plant-based Recipe app on the App Store, to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy. You can also buy a hard or soft copy of our favorite vegan cookbooks.
- Reduce Your Fast Fashion Footprint: Take the initiative by standing up against fast fashion Pollution and supporting sustainable and circular brands like Tiny Rescue that raise awareness around important issues through recycled zero-waste clothing designed to be returned and remade over and over again.
- Support Independent Media: Being publicly funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!
- Sign a Petition: Your voice matters! Help turn petitions into victories by signing the latest list of must-sign petitions to help people, animals, and the planet.
- Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest news and important stories involving animals, the environment, sustainable living, food, health, and human interest topics by subscribing to our newsletter!
- Do What You Can: Reduce waste, plant trees, eat local, travel responsibly, reuse stuff, say no to single-use plastics, recycle, vote smart, switch to cold water laundry, divest from fossil fuels, save water, shop wisely, Donate if you can, grow your food, volunteer, conserve energy, compost, and don’t forget about the microplastics and microbeads lurking in common household and personal care products!