25 Feb '15, 8pm

Actor Joaquin Phoenix Speaks Out Against Dog Leather in PETA Video via @Ecouterre

Joaquin Phoenix has a bone to pick with the Chinese dog-leather industry . The actor-activist, who appears in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ latest public service announcement , calls the group’s undercover footage “one of the worst things [he's] ever seen.” As images of dogs being brutalized play across the screen, Phoenix’s voiceover provides some sobering context. “Terrified dogs watch as those ahead of them are kicked, beaten over the head, and then have their throats slit and the skin peeled right off their bodies,” he says. “Their skins are turned into leather gloves, belts, and other accessories.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/actor-joaquin-phoenix-speaks-out...

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