Joaquin Phoenix Talks About Humans Stealing Milk From Cows in Oscars Speech


Joaquin Phoenix sealed his clean sweep of awards season Sunday night when he took home the award for Best Actor at the Oscars, and now everyone is talking about his acceptance speech.

One part stood out from the rest, with the Joker star talking about how humans feel entitled to artificially inseminate cows and steal their babies.

"...Then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal," he said.

Phoenix then went on to encourage people to "create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and the environment."

Reactions have been pretty split, with some praising the actor for his compassion for animals, and others alleging that he's ignorant of how the agricultural world actually works.