Joaquin makes new PETA video

25/03/2010 | By

Joaquin Phoenix Reveals Cold-Blooded Horrors

PETA Criticizes Jessica Simpson for Wearing Snake Skin:

In an effort to get A-listers to stop, Joaquin Phoenix is hosting a new PETA video — one of his first video appearances in months — on the skin trade that exists with such animals as alligators, lizards and snakes.

"Did you know that mother snakes keep their eggs warm by wrapping their bodies around the eggs and then shivering to generate heat?" Phoenix, 35, says in the video short. "Exotic animals are mostly unknown to us, and so is what they suffer before being turned into belts and bags?"

Phoenix — who had fans scratching their heads last year when he began making bizarre public appearances, claiming that he quit acting and was becoming a rapper — isn’t the only star PETA is thanking for his work for the ethical treatment of animals.

Link: USA Magazine

PETA reveals new video:
Millions of reptiles are slaughtered each year and turned into shoes, handbags, belts, and other accessories. These helpless animals are viewed as a commodity by those who poach and hunt them, and these creatures suffer as their skin is pulled off their bodies while they are still alive. Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix refuses to support an industry based on such cruelty and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the exotic-skins trade in his exclusive video for PETA.

Link to video: PETA