Joaquin Phoenix Rescues Mother Cow and Newborn Calf Day after Academy Awards Win
We feel entitled to artificially
inseminate a cow and when she gives birth we steal her baby even though her
cries of anguish are unmistakable and then we take her milk that’s intended
for a calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal. Joaquin: I don’t need really any science to to see with my own eyes and hear how an animal responds to pain, right? That’s
undeniable. Anthony: what if I tell you, here, an animal will perish in less than 60
seconds. Less than 60 seconds. That is the most humane … humane harvest process in the country. Joaquin: You are the only one that you know of that has a process that
you have. So that means a majority of them don’t have that and it’s not only
just the death. It’s the process leading up to that death. Anthony: Raising it? Joaquin: Raising it, the
transportation, the separation from the family and— Anthony: Yes. 100%. Any time a calf is born on my property I refuse to take the mother away from its baby because I won’t do it.
Weren’t those Holsteins that we saw in the other pen next to the mother? Those were bought out of an auction and they were healthy and I’m
glad you got to visualize it and you’ve seen that there were no Downers no three-leggers. I don’t believe in that. I will not use that protocol to buy them cheaper to profit monetarily. I don’t
need it. That’s not my thing. They no longer were being used for dairy—
Any animal that’s here is used for consumption. That’s the slaughterhouse business. Those were use for milking that did not produce enough milk anymore for whatever reason so then they were here to be … Harvested. Murdered. Harvested. Murdered. Harvested. Murdered. Harvested. Murdered. Harvested. Murdered. You have to understand my side how I understand yours. I understand, but you know, language is
powerful. So harvested, please. Murdered. Okay. All right.
You say tomato I say tomato. You want to go get her? Yeah let’s go. Mama and baby, and the baby’s a girl. I talked to the vet here who said the baby
is a girl and I think that she was born probably about a week ago and the
slaughterhouse owner here, as we heard, does not kill mothers and babies. [In Spanish] Would you like to get her or see if she’ll walk? Mm-hmm. Can we go in? Yes. Is the mother going to be — how do you say it? — upset? No, she is not going to be upset. She is calm. I’ve gone in there and she hasn’t chased me or shown any signs. She’s docile. Let’s go then. Let’s go. As part of our protocol here at Farm
Sanctuary, we do a thing where you know first they come in we make sure that
they don’t have anything contagious and they go in with everybody else then they
can run in the hills and do what cows like to do. Please understand how that animal’s been raised up until now, and it’s going to take a transformation at the
Sanctuary to accomplish what you want. It’s all good. Yeah. Alright? Thank you so
much. I’m going to send you some photos of this cow and the calf as they go out into the fields, alright? Alright. See you later.