Joaquin Phoenix was today at the pig vigil in Toronto, Canada, alongside the Toronto Pig Save organization.

On Wednesday, Joaquin and Rooney Mara were at the vegan restaurant Animal Liberation Kitchen in Toronto to thank them for the food they had ordered the day before and to thank them for all the amazing work at the restaurant.

“He walked in yesterday around noon, with his family, and told me he had our food and it was amazing,” said ALK owner Tanya Spasic to blogTO on Thursday. “They had ordered a bunch of food for lunch the day before. Someone from the studio came to pick it up. Of course, I didn’t know it was for them.”

“We had a nice chat where he complimented the menu, and I thanked him for supporting animal-liberation groups in Toronto.” Upon learning that Spasic’s daughter Siki was a big fan of his, the actor suggested that the group commemorate the visit with a photo. “My daughter Siki was coming soon and she respects them so much, so I told him she will be crying to miss them,” Spasic said. “He said, ‘Let’s take a selfie for her.’ I didn’t want to ask him for a photo, he offered.”

There is no information yet on which project Joaquin is filming in Canada!

 Neon has released a new official US trailer for the festival hit Gunda, an experimental documentary film made by filmmaker Viktor Kosakovskiy. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and has stopped by numerous other fests including most recently the Montclair and New York Film Festivals. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.

Neon will debut Kosakovskiy’s Gunda in “virtual cinemas” in the US for one week starting December 11th. Visit the film’s official website.


Joaquin Phoenix showed his support last night for the Sunrise Movement LA fundraising campaign. Watch the video below:

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Via Natalie Portman, Gabrielle Union, Joaquin Phoenix and Mahershala Ali are among the stars featured in a new campaign video PSA titled #SuingtoSaveLives, released Thursday, in which they call for the protection and safety of incarcerated individuals within the LA County Jail system from COVID-19.

In the PSA launched by the JusticeLA COVID-19 Response Coalition team, powered by Reform LA Jails, stars also including Sterling K. Brown, Kendrick Sampson, Matt McGorry, Busy Phillips, Sophia Bush, Brandon Flynn, Lauren Jauregui, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Shailene Woodley, and Dawn-Lyen Gardner each read a declaration from one of the currently incarcerated plaintiffs that showcase the struggles and unsafe conditions existing for them amid the pandemic.

The PSA follows an emergency class-action lawsuit filed six months ago against LA County leaders and the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for failing to protect the lives and safety of incarcerated individuals from contracting COVID-19 in county jails.

By reading the testimonies, the stars fight to bring awareness and urge for people to “step up as citizen plaintiffs in this lawsuit to show solidarity with those in our county jails.” Supporters will be able to sign their names to a petition as a citizen plaintiff to sue Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the LA Board of Supervisors.


Actor and activist Joaquin Phoenix wants to remind everyone that we all have the power to change the world—and much of that starts with what we eat.

The Oscar-winning actor, who has been vegan since the age of 3, has collaborated with PETA to speak out against everything from the wool industry to fishing. PETA’s 2019 Person of the Year is using his star power to raise awareness of the violence inflicted on animals on farms and to empower fans to take action by going vegan, in a print campaign shot by world renowned photographer Juergen Teller.


Celebrities worldwide have joined forces with the NGO Animals Asia to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and its consequences, including the current pandemic.

Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who does not appear in the campaign video, is also spreading the message, appearing on social media wearing a T-shirt with the message “The only cure is kindness”.

Read more at euronews

Joaquin Phoenix paid tribute to an animal rights activist after she died giving pigs water outside of a Canadian slaughterhouse.

Joaquin joined more than 100 animal rights activists for a vigil to commemorate Regan Russell outside of the Farmer John slaughterhouse in Vernon, California, on Thursday night.

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In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Phoenix said, “Regan Russell spent the final moments of her life providing comfort to pigs who had never experienced the touch of a kind hand.”

“While her tragic death has brought upon deep sorrow in the Animal Save community, we will honor her memory by vigorously confronting the cruelties she fought so hard to prevent by marching with Black Lives, protecting Indigenous rights, fighting for LGBTQ equality, and living a compassionate vegan life,” he said.

“The Ontario government can attempt to silence us with the passage of its Ag-Gag bill -Bill 156 – but we will never go away and we will never back down,” he said. “My heart goes out to the Toronto Animal Save community and to Regan’s lifelong partner, Mark Powell.”

Part of Russell’s fight was to repeal a new bill passed in Ontario, Bill 156, that will soon make it illegal for anyone to be on private property such as farms where animals intended for slaughter are usually held.
[Read more at PEOPLE]

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Joaquin Phoenix is one of the artists supporting Stacey Abrams’ #BeCounted campaign to raise awareness of the census.

More here:

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene” is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe. Through the lenses of thirty award-winning photojournalists, HIDDEN shines a light on the invisible animals in our lives; those with whom we have a close relationship and yet fail to see. They are the animals we eat and wear. The animals we use for research, work, and for entertainment, as well as the animals we sacrifice in the name of tradition and religion.

Joaquin Phoenix will be joining the book’s 30 award-winning photojournalists to illuminate what is – and what never again should be – the reality for animals. The book’s foreword will be written by Joaquin Phoenix and We Animals Media will publish “HIDDEN”.

For more information please visit the crowdfunding page.

Real-life couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have teamed up onscreen once again — this time to announce their partnership with Beyond Meat for its Feed a Million+ campaign.

The actors put themselves on video (see above) to reveal that their alignment with Beyond Meat will get free nourishing meals to vulnerable populations through organizations they selected: Midnight Mission, Urban School Food Alliance and My Friend’s Place.

Phoenix and Mara selected three Los Angeles-based organizations to be the beneficiary of Beyond Meat’s help. The Midnight Mission has been offering a path to self-sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness since 1914. The Urban School Food Alliance, founded in 2012 by school foodservice professionals, serves to address the need for healthy meals for students and school districts. And since its founding in 1988, My Friend’s Place has assisted tens of thousands between the ages of 12 and 25 on their journeys to wellness, self-sufficiency and a permanent exit from homelessness. Currently, the organization provides a continuum of services to more than 1,350 homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year.


For a one-time donation of $35, you can support a rescued animal family this Mother’s Day through our Adopt a Farm Animal Program. These “symbolic adoptions” fund their lifelong care, as well the work to end farm animal cruelty. In addition to Liberty and Indigo, you can adopt Mia pig and her family, or Katie goat and her twins.

Check out Joaquin’s message:

“Dear Friend,

You might remember, a few months ago, I helped rescue a cow and her newborn baby calf.

Liberty was pregnant when she was set to be slaughtered. An incredible set of circumstances, including the birth of her calf and a slaughterhouse owner’s refusal to separate a mother from her baby, led to this beautiful pair being rescued by LA Animal Save and Farm Sanctuary. I’m so happy to share this video update with you today.

It’s impossible not to smile at the love that radiates from Liberty for her calf, Indigo, or the marvelous curiosity they share for their new life roaming spacious land in permanent sanctuary. Thanks to generous supporters like you, Liberty is able to nurse Indigo, bond with her, protect her, and watch her grow up—just as nature intended.

Although we cannot rescue our way out of animal agriculture, I hope you will always know Liberty and Indigo as living embodiments of liberation and as ambassadors for a compassionate vegan lifestyle.

Please join me—in the spirit of Liberty’s first Mother’s Day at Farm Sanctuary—and adopt them today!”

Warm regards,
Joaquin Phoenix


During Earth Day Live, Joaquin Phoenix, Moby, Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, Dr. Michael Greger, and Haile Thomas come together to discuss the link between coronavirus and the climate emergency.

Source: Future Coalition