If this list is too much information for now, here are three movies said to convert anyone to veganism.
Videos and books
“Best Speech You Will Ever Hear” video by Gary Yourofsky
“DAIRY IS F**KING SCARY! The industry explained in 5 minutes” video by Erin Janus
“The Ethics of What We Eat” book by Peter Singer and Jim Mason, 2007 Amazon link
“Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” book by Melanie Joy, 2011 www.carnism.org Joy, M. (2010). Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows: An introduction to carnism: The belief system that enables us to eat some animals and not others. San Francisco, CA: Conari Press,U.S.
“Eating Animals” book by Jonathon Safran Foer, 2010 www.eatinganimals.com Foer, J. S. (2009). Eating animals. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
“Understanding Nutrition” book by Ellie Whitney, 2012 Amazon link
“The China Study” book by Thomas Campbell and T. Colin Campbell, 1934 Amazon link (The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health)
“Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach” by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton, 2015 Amazon link
…the authors reject the idea that animal use is morally acceptable [even] if we treat animals “humanely.”
“The Case for Animal Rights” book by Tom Regan, 2004 Amazon link
“The Omnivore’s dilemma” book by Michael Pollan, 2007 Amazon link
“Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals” book by Hal Herzog, 2011 Amazon link
“Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement” book by Peter Singer, 1975 Amazon link
“Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy” by Matthew Scully, 2003 Amazon link
“Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry” by Gail A. Eisnitz, 2006 Amazon link
“The Lives of Animals” by J. M. Coetzee, Marjorie Garber, Peter Singer, Wendy Doniger, Barbara Smuts, and Amy Gutmann, 2001 Amazon link
“The Real Cost of Cheap Food” by Michael Carolan, 2011 Amazon link The author makes a compelling case for why today’s global food system produces just the opposite of what it promises
“Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser, 2012 Amazon link
Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food
“Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change” by Nick Cooney, 2010 Amazon link
…brings this information to light so that non-profits, community organizers and others can make science-driven decisions in their advocacy work. The book examines more than eighty years of empirical research…
“The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World” by Matt Ball, Bruce Friedrich, and Ingrid Newkirk, 2009 Amazon link The Animal Activist’s Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found, quite simply, in turning away from the futile pursuit of “more,” and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it.
“Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism” by Mark Hawthorne, 2007 Amazon link Striking at the Roots brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful — and how others can get involved.
“Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy” by Ben Davidow, 2013 Amazon link
30 leading activists, including Paul Shapiro, Peter Singer, and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, offer their hard-won insights on effective farm animal advocacy.
“Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat” by Howard F. Lyman, Glen Merzer, 2001 Amazon link
Howard Lyman’s testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah’s declaration that she’d never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public.
“The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World” by Keegan Kuhn, Kip Andersen, 2015 Amazon link The Sustainability Secret reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.
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