Joaquin Phoenix (Foto: Reprodução/Instagram)

Joaquin Phoenix, astro de Coringa, é ativista pela causa animal, e segue uma dieta vegana. O ator, astro premiado, protagonista e aclamado por seu papel no filme Coringa (2019), fez um vídeo, em que aparece salvando uma vaca e um bezerro do matadouro, ajudando uma ONG.

O artista se encontrou com Antony di Maria, presidente e CEO responsável pela administração do lugar. Mesmo com certa resistência, ele conseguiu mudar o destino da vaca que ele chamou Liberty (Liberdade) e o filhote, Indigo (Índigo).

Eu nunca pensei que encontraria amizade em um matadouro, mas conhecendo Anthony e abrindo meu coração para o dele, percebo que podemos ter mais em comum do que diferenças. Sem o ato de bondade dele, Liberty e ela o bezerro Indigo teria sofrido uma morte terrível”, contou ele, no vídeo, em que aparece com o bezerrinho no colo.


Os animais, assim como outros que ele já ajudou a resgatar, serão levados para um santuário na Califórnia. Defendendo a causa animal, ele contou que vai continuar a “lutar pela libertação de todos os animais que sofrem nesses sistemas opressivos”. O Coringa anterior, foi interpretado po Jared Leto.

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BREAKING: A day after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor—and subsequently making his headlining acceptance speech—Joaquin Phoenix helped to liberate a cow and her newborn calf from an LA slaughterhouse and bring them to @FarmSanctuary, where they will live out the rest of their lives in peace. Phoenix named the mother Liberty and her daughter Indigo. Phoenix said, “I never thought I’d find friendship in a slaughterhouse, but meeting Anthony [President/CEO of the slaughterhouse] and opening my heart to his, I realize we might have more in common than we do differences. Without his act of kindness, Liberty and her baby calf, Indigo, would have met a terrible demise.” Phoenix was joined at the slaughterhouse by his fiancée and fellow activist Rooney Mara, both his and Mara’s mothers, Earthlings Director Shaun Monson, @LAAnimalSave Founder Amy Jean Davis, and @FarmSanctuary President and Co-founder @genebaur. The group worked with employees onsite to rescue Liberty—who had recently given birth at the slaughterhouse—and her newborn calf Indigo. Phoenix added, “My hope is, as we watch baby Indigo grow up with her mom Liberty at Farm Sanctuary, that we’ll always remember that friendships can emerge in the most unexpected places; and no matter our differences, kindness and compassion should rule everything around us.” Witnessing the birth tugged at the heartstrings of the slaughterhouse owner—and not for the first time. This is the fifth mother-child bovine rescue secured by @LAAnimalSave from Manning Beef. Phoenix concluded by saying, “Although we will continue to fight for the liberation of all animals who suffer in these oppressive systems, we must take pause to acknowledge and celebrate the victories, and the people who helped achieve them. Shaun Monson, Amy Jean Davis, and the entire @LAAnimalSave community, have taken their pain of bearing witness and turned it into effective, diplomatic advocacy for the voiceless. As a result, Liberty and Indigo will never experience cruelty or the touch of a rough hand.” Special thanks to documentary filmmaker Shaun Monson for producing and directing this beautiful video.

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