Joaquin Phoenix was not just blowing smoke when he delivered her powerful Oscars speech about animal rights.
The "Joker" actor practiced what he preached by visiting a Los Angeles based slaughterhouse and saved a cow along with her newborn calf. Phoenix joined with Los Angeles Animal Save and traveled to Manning Beef in Pico Rivera, California less than two days after he gave an emotional speech while accepting the award for Best Actor in a leading role. After speaking with CEO Anthony Di Maria, Joaquin was seen in a YouTube video loading the newborn calf into a trailer to be taken to Farm Sanctuary in Acton, California. Before parting ways with the saved animals, Phoenix and his wife, Rooney Mara named the mother cow Liberty and the baby calf Indigo.