Veganism

1. Why Vegan? 2. Nutrition 3. Environment 4. Ethics 5. Resources

 

Resources


I’ll need to think a bit before I can switch to a vegan lifestyle. Is there anything that I can read or watch?

Usually, people find it easier to transition slowly to a vegan lifestyle. The more you learn, and the longer you try this lifestyle, the easier it will get. Veganism is a never-ending adventure. You get to know heroic, compassionate people, feel amazingly energetic, and discover something new every day. Click the links to access any resource:

Videos and documentaries
Cowspiracy Cowspiracy is an intense, comprehensive documentary about how livestock farming is destroying our world, and why major environmental organizations are willfully or otherwise keeping people in the dark about it.
Earthlings | Youtube Earthlings explains the ethical basis of the vegan movement and is an introduction to speciesism. As this is an honest look at the full nature of the abuse we inflict upon other species and our planet, there’s a fair degree of graphic content (none of it unwarranted).
Blackfish In narrating the truth about the life of orcas at Sea World, Blackfish is also the story of animals made to perform at circuses, imprisoned in zoos or aquariums, or used as entertainment at theme parks.
Gary Yourofsky Lecture | Interview Gary Yourofsky is a vegan activist who has given 2,660 lectures to more than 60,000 people at 186 schools in 30 US states and several Israeli cities/schools. His lecture at Georgia Tech has been translated into more than 30 languages for over 10 million YouTube hits.
Sharkwater   Youtube | Vimeo By exploring the crisis of shark fishing, Sharkwater explores how fishing is destroying our oceans.
Forks Over Knives Forks Over Knives explores how switching to a plant-based diet can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

 

Books

All links take you to Amazon.com, but I am not part of any affiliate program and no intention of endorsing Amazon in particular.

Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals – Jonathan Balcombe
Biophilia: The Human Bond With Other Species – Edward O. Wilson (winner of two Pulitzer Prizes)
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism – Melanie Joy
Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever ConductedT. Colin Campbell
Meatonomics – How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much – David Robinson Simon
Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work – Dr. Richard Oppenlander
No Meat Athlete – Matt Frazier

 

Recipes
 Vegan Cooking With Love  Vegan Cooking
 The Flaming Vegan – Recipes  Thug Kitchen
 Vegan Yum Yum  Have Cake Will Travel
 Vegan Dad  Vegan Coach
 Oh She Glows  Chow Vegan
 Vegan Richa  Post Punk Kitchen

 

Social Media
 Animal Rights Media  Vegans Must Be Stopped
@Vegan  The Bloody Dairy Industry
 Skool of Vegan  The Thinking Vegan
 Urban Vegan  269Life
 Vegan Sidekick  Carnists Say the Darndest Things

 

Mobile apps
 Forks Over Knives (recipes)  iOS  Android
 Happy Cow (restaurant and store guide)  iOS  Android
 V Card (vegan dining while traveling abroad)  iOS
 21 Day Vegan Kickstart  iOS
 Vegan Cupcakes  iOS  Android
 Animal-Free (ingredients checker)  iOS  Android
 Is It Vegan?  iOS  Android
 Vegaholic (alcohol checker)  iOS
 Yummly (recipes)  iOS Android 
 Cruelty Free (shopping guide to cosmetics and household products)    iOS  Android

 

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