These Celebs Prove ‘Okja’ Is STILL Making Its Mark on the World

Published by PETA.

The Netflix original megahit Okja follows a young girl as she embarks on a crazy, thrilling rescue mission to save her beloved animal companion and best friend Okja from certain death on a farm. The movie tackles the horrors of eating animals, the meat industry, and the unbreakable bond between humans and animals.

We’ve all seen those features in celebrity magazines declaring, “Stars—they’re just like us!” And this summer, celebrities are expressing strong reactions to Okja—just like we are:

Okja‘s acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho has said, “I do want my audience to consider, at least once, where the food on their plate comes from.”  His film, like Netflix’s documentary What the Health, has undoubtedly had a major impact on vegans and nonvegans alike, persuading many people to consider cutting animal-derived ingredients from their diet.

Like Okja, cows are gentle giants, curious and clever; chickens are inquisitive and social; and pigs are friendly, loyal, and intelligent.

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Catch Okja on Netflix. And when it leaves your soul aching with a profound case of the feels, click the buttons below to check out some other eye-opening films available for streaming—and to pledge to go vegan:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind