Joaquin Phoenix has joined PETA’s campaign to end speciesism and encourage the world to be vegan. Joaquin Phoenix is no stranger to veganism and animal rights campaigns. He went vegan at the age of three after seeing a fish brutally killed in front of his eyes, and has been an outspoken activist ever since. He has participated in many other animal rights campaigns and has also led his own animal rights efforts. Now he supports PETA in the fight against speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that certain species are superior to others. It usually describes the idea that humans are superior to animals and can therefore exploit them. PETA goes so far as to say that speciesism is very closely related to other forms of discrimination such as racism and sexism. Phoenix said, “When we look at the world through the eyes of another animal, we see that we are all the same inside and that we all deserve to live free from suffering. I don’t want to cause pain to any other living, sensitive being. I don’t want to take his babies away from him, I don’t want to force him to be inside and be fattened just to be slaughtered. ”Phoenix has also made it clear that he has no intention of forcing his son to be vegan , and said, “Well, of course I would hope so [he is vegan]but I will not impose my belief on my child. I don’t think that’s right. “Hopefully this movement will raise awareness of the suffering of so many animals, as having a celebrity support the campaign can draw more attention to the topic. Related Content: Additional daily content on Animals, Earth, Life , vegan food, health and recipes. Subscribe to the One Green Planet newsletter! Finally, public funding gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high quality content. Please remember to donate to us!