On Monday, vegan actor Joaquin Phoenix visited the St. George subway station in downtown Toronto to support an animal-rights mural campaign launched by Colorado-based nonprofit Be Fair Be Vegan. The actor—who stars in upcoming film Joker and was in Toronto to receive an award during the Toronto Film Festival—was met at the station by vegan activist Anita Krajnc of the animal advocacy group Toronto Pig Save. “He’s so busy, the only window he had was 3 to 5 pm today and he has this big award, yet he took time out to come see Be Fair Be Vegan Toronto because it’s so close to his heart,” Krajnc said. The actor frequently uses his fame to fight for animal rights and famously narrated vegan documentary Earthlings. In June, Phoenix—alongside his girlfriend, vegan actress Rooney Mara—led a march in West Hollywood, CA to commemorate the 9th annual National Animal Rights Day.

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