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Joaquin Phoenix, the comfort of the pigs at the slaughterhouse after the SAG win: “I’ve got to get to be here.’

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Joaquin Phoenix came up with a unique way of celebrating his victory in Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

After taking home the award for best actor for his role in “the Joker,” the 45-year-old actor was became a member of a group of activists, and the water provided to the pigs, which are about to meet their deaths in the city of Los Angeles, a slaughterhouse.

A video of the interview, which was shared on the Facebook, where a Phoenix could be seen to be wearing the same tux that he wore to the awards show.

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Joaquin Phoenix in “the Wild.” On Monday, Jan. 13, he was nominated for an academy award for the role.
((Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Photo via the AP))

“The majority of people are not aware of the torture and murder in the meat and dairy industry,” Phoenix said in a JaneUnChained News, founder, the Jane Velez-Mitchell. “I’ve seen it for what it is, so I’m going to be here.”

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“We have the moral obligation to talk about it and expose it for what it really is,” says the actor.

“We have been so indoctrinated with the beautiful illustrations of the animals on the farms and on the sides of the meat containers, in restaurants, and it’s a lie. I just think that people need to know the truth, and we have an obligation to do so. For those of us who have seen it for what it really is, we have a duty to expose it, so I’m going to be here.”

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film “the Joker.” (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

The Phoenix also highlights the recent rise in political activism, who are industry friends have been really receptive.”

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“There has been a change that is happening and it is not to be denied. Slowly but surely we are getting there,” he said. “As heartbreaking as it is when we are here, to give water to the pigs, I have a certain optimism in our community and how involved everyone is. People have been coming here week after week after week, so I had to come here tonight and support, and it’s a bit of an antidote to what I had just seen it, so I’m blessed to be here.”

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