Joaquin Phoenix’s lengthy best actor acceptance speech after winning the oscar for his role as the unhinged Arthur Fleck in Joker took aim at farming practices and the general public for tolerating them.
His speech was warmly received, with many praising Phoenix’s bravery in making his audience uncomfortable. He is though, a man who practises what he preaches.
A video has now emerged of Phoenix rescuing a cow and her three-day-old calf from a slaughterhouse in California, less than 48 hours after delivering that oscar-winning speech.
In his speech Phoenix stated. ‘We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby’
“We feel entitled to artificially inseminate a cow and steal her baby,” he said, “even though her cries of anguish are unmistakeable.
Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”
The act was shared in a video on YouTube by Farm Sanctuary — an American animal protection organization, founded in 1986 as an advocate for farmed animals — and shows Phoenix meeting the cow Liberty and her baby Indigo for the first time.