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‘Earthlings’ Director Shaun Monson Responds to Ukraine Incident: ‘We Do Not Cause Terror to Awaken People to Terror’

Shaun Monson: Earthlings’ does not condone acts of terror. Its message is one of compassion for all beings and the ongoing global slaughter of billions of defenseless animals.

MANORI RAVINDRAN: The director of a 15-year-old animal rights documentary at the center of a baffling hostage situation in Ukraine has condemned the incident, saying, “We do not cause terror to awaken people to terror.” Director Shaun Monson’s comments came after an armed man in Ukraine, identified as 44-year-old Maksim Krivosh, held 13 people hostage on Tuesday, demanding that the country’s president publicly endorse the Joaquin Phoenix-narrated “Earthlings,” among a number of demands issued ahead of a 12-hour standoff with police… “Earthlings” examines the use of animals in agricultural and scientific industries and includes hidden camera footage of animals suffering. It also compares speciesism to racism and sexism among humans…

“‘Earthlings’ does not endorse or condone acts of terror, as its message is one of compassion for all beings. The film’s content is the ongoing global slaughter of billions of defenseless animals, which is not only detrimental to human health but a primary cause of climate change,” said Monson in a statement shared with Variety. “However, we do not cause terror to awaken people to terror. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this ordeal, to their families, as well as the authorities who ensured that no lives were lost. May we move forward with non-violence toward all.”  SOURCE…

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