Joaquin Phoenix Has Been a Vegan Since He Was Three Years Old

Joker Star Joaquin Phoenix explains why he went vegan in the first place

Star of the Hollywood smash 'Joker', actor and activist Joaquin Phoenix explains why he first went vegan and continues to fight for animal rights to this very day.He recently joined activists during the Be Fair Be Vegan campaign in Toronto. A cause that you too can still support.

Posted by Animal Save Movement on Saturday, September 28, 2019

The superstar, Joaquin Phoenix who’s been a vegan since he was three years old speaks about why he went vegan and how important this mission is to him in the video above.

Me and my siblings witnessed fish being killed in a really violent and aggressive way,” speaking about his childhood. “It was just absolutely obvious that it was something that we didn’t want to participate in and we didn’t want to support. To me, it just seems obvious. I don’t want to cause pain to another living empathetic creature.”

Joaquin Phoenix has been empathic towards all sentient beings since he was a kid and calls veganism his life.

Farm Animals are fattened up for the slaughter keeping them in an unbearable condition. They reach a point where they are unable to carry their unnaturally fattened up weight. Phoenix states, “I don’t want to force it to be indoors and fattened up just to be slaughtered.

‘It’s My Life And Always Has Been’

He calls killing animals as “absurd and barbaric”. “I don’t understand how you could witness that and not be affected by it. But certainly also the effect it has on the environment is devastating. So for me, it’s just my life and it’s always been my life”.

The star plays a very active role in protests and takes this mission as a commitment in his everyday life. On September 9, 2019, Phoenix joined a local vegan protest while presenting his latest film “Joker” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Be Fair Be Vegan led the protest and took advantage of the opportunity of inviting Joaquin Phoenix to the protest who coincidently happened to be in the same city. Joaquin Phoenix did not hesitate as the cause is so dear to his heart. His appearance greatly helped the protest’s impact and awareness.

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