Berlin (dpa) - A day after the Oscars, the US actor and professing animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker") visited a slaughterhouse again.
The occasion was a joint visit with the animal protection organization Farm Sanctuary to bring a cow and her calf to a farm, as the animal rights activists now showed in a YouTube video. The cow and her calf would not have been killed, the slaughterhouse operator said. "I never thought that I would find friendship in a slaughterhouse," said Phoenix about the operator with whom he had previously discussed animal welfare.
Joaquin Phoenix is vegan and has recently received a lot of attention for his actions. In late January, he drove to a slaughterhouse immediately after the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) instead of celebrating his award for Best Actor. There, Phoenix gave pigs again and again on their last way, as reported by several media. A week later, the animal rights organization Peta awarded the actor with an “Oscat” award.
At the Oscars, Joaquin Phoenix won a prize for best leading actor this year. In his acceptance speech, he again campaigned for animal rights. "We think we have the right to fertilize a cow and steal her baby," he said. "Then we take the milk that was intended for their calf and pour it into our coffee and cornflakes".
Video Farm Sanctuary