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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Earthling - an inhabitant of the earth.

Every living species in this world is considered an earthling.

Last week, Datuk called me during my mid Saturday afternoon beauty sleep to inform me that he is becoming a b\vegetarian. I asked him what brought this about in my half slumber and he said it was this documentary called earthling.

So, I decided that I need to see this 90+ minute documentary although I am already a vegetarian.

I did some internet research and found out that the documentary called "Earthlings" is also feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

It is not about becoming a vegetarian. There are graphic but true scenes in this movie, but I would recommend everyone to watch this to be more aware. After that, you can make up your own mind about what you want to do, on how you treat animals.

It takes about speciesism by humans, no different from racism or sexism. But while there are clear laws against racism and sexism, speciesism is still blatantly and openly practiced.

Speciesism involves assigning different values or rights to beings on the basis of their species membership. The term was coined by Richard D. Ryder in 1973 and was an attempt to denote prejudice akin to sexism and racism. The concept of speciesism is used mostly by people who believe that it is irrational or morally wrong to use any sentient being as an object.

All animals have inherent rights and that we cannot assign them a lesser value due to their irrationality and meanwhile assign a higher value to humans that do not behave rationally (e.g. infants and the mentally impaired).

Please watch this documentary.

Take care and be well.


Anonymous said...

Base on geological time,
every species will have their day.

At this point in time human species believe they are masters as their self created god declared they are above the rest of the other creatures.

but geological time, is actually the master.

Ser said...

Wonder who will be the next masters of the Earth... Now Planet of the Ape makes some sense.

Nil said...

At one time dinosaurs ruled the earth. Humans or homo sapiens or any types of homo's still did not exist at that time despite some movies that portray that humans existed when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Following this theory, the next master's of the earth would be earthlings that currently do not exist - maybe like some mutation of cockroaches or ants.