I was 3 years old—to this day it is a vivid memory.
My family and I were on a boat, catching fish. As one fish was caught, he was writhing,
then he was thrown against the side of the boat. You couldn't disguise what it was.
This was what we did to animals to eat them. The animal went from a living, vibrant
creature fighting for life to a violent death. I recognized it, as did my brothers
— Joaquin Phoenix