“Contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat. But the boat is fucking rocked,” Joaquin Phoenix said during his acceptance speech after being named best actor in the motion picture ‘Joker’ at the 77th annual Golden Globes, stressing the importance of taking action against climate change.
“It’s really nice that so many people have sent their well wishes to Australia but we have to do more than that,” he said. “Hopefully, we can be unified and actually make some changes. It’s great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices in our own lives. We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards.”
The recent Oscar winner and animal rights activist recently accompanied Los Angeles Animal Save, a nonprofit organization that holds peaceful vigils and visits local slaughterhouses, to rescue a baby calf and its mother from death.
Phoenix met the owner and agreed to let the actor and the rescue team to take the cow named Liberty and her calf Indigo. They took the animals over to Farm Sanctuary in north Los Angeles County.
“My hope is, as we watch baby Indigo grow up with her mom Liberty at Farm Sanctuary, that we’ll always remember that friendship can emerge in the most unexpected places,” Phoenix said according to CNN. “And no matter our differences, kindness and compassion should rule everything around us.”