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Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

Resources about veganism that are worth watching

Why should we bother watching any of these films? We can't make a difference! 

I've been faced with this view before, and I get it because I've felt helpless and powerless in the past. I have also thought that there's no point. I've told myself that I can't make a difference! I've then decided not to act and justified it with, 'why should I?' It may not have been about compassion, the environment or health, but that doesn't matter. The point is...I get it. Most of us have been on this journey and we may well experience it again.

However, most of us have come through it and realised that it's not true. In the same way that every penny, smile and action matters; our thoughts also matter. The thoughts are the seed from which everything else flows, and that's why it's important for us to empower ourselves with knowledge and deepen our understanding. 

Why do I need to watch these videos about the planet, animals and health? 

These recordings will give us information and get us as close as possible, to experiencing some of the things that we fund. 

After watching them, we can decide if our choices are having a positive impact on ourselves and others, and then we will know whether any action is necessary. However, none of this thinking can place until we have empowered ourselves with the truth. 

This truth isn't something which is showed off on the news, international television or in the newspapers, much. So we need to dig a little and equip ourselves. Now that may sound a bit hard! But it isn't. Not anymore! 

We are very fortunate, because there are lots of recordings available and most of them are free to watch. They range from interviews, documentaries, reporting on the findings of massive research projects, witnessing some of what animals experience and more. The recordings vary in length. Some are short and snappy. Others are detailed and longer. They also have different styles, in that, the recordings can be chatty, humorous, documentary style or silent. 

The list below includes ones I've watched, as well as, those that have been recommended by others. 

Going vegan for the planet

Gary Yourofsky openly debates some myths, points of view, pros and cons of following a vegan diet
Here, Gary Yourofsky’s speaks about animal rights, veganism, health, the myths, ethical choices and more. 

Views of former CEO Citibank Phillip Wollen
Phillip Wollen talks about the realities of the animal exploitation, whether it be for humans to consume, cosmetics or animal feed. He also talks about animal extinction and the environment.  

Speciesism 
Here, the Director, Mark Devries sets out to investigate the concept and practice of speciesism. 

Cowspiracy
Through Cowspiracy we follow the journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he searches for the real solution to the environmental issues, which we have been hearing about for years. 

Earthlings
Earthlings uses hidden cameras to expose daily practices of the largest industries in the world. 

Going vegan for the animals 

The real price of dairy
This recording is less than 2 minutes but it is so powerful. It's in French and has subtitles, although many words aren't used or needed. 

A story told with cards
This film is 3 minutes long. It is so simple yet so moving. The bulk of the film shows a lady who shares the story of one, which is actually, the story of many. She holds up small pieces of card, which have short sentences written on them and that's all it takes. 

Views of former CEO Citibank Phillip Wollen
Phillip Wollen talks about the realities of the animal exploitation, whether it be for humans to consume, cosmetics or animal feed. He also talks about animal extinction and the environment.  

Speciesism 
Here, the Director, Mark Devries sets out to investigate the concept and practice of speciesism. 

Cowspiracy
Through Cowspiracy we follow the journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he searches for the real solution to the environmental issues, which we have been hearing about for years. 

Earthlings
Earthlings uses hidden cameras to expose daily practices of the largest industries in the world. 

Vegucated
Vegucated is a documentary that follows three men who love meat and cheese. They go vegan for six weeks. They learn about the hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon make a shift which they wouldn't have even envisaged before! 

Going vegan for health 

Engine 2 Diet 
This celebrates the journey of a team of firefighters who shift to a plant-based diet to save their friend whose cholesterol levels were 344 when he was only 33 years old. 

Animal protein and dairy
University professor T. Colin Campbell Phd, shares the overwhelming evidence that animal protein is one of the most potent carcinogens people are exposed to. 

Forks Over Knives 
his is all about examining the claim that most, if not all, degenerative diseases can be controlled, reversed, and prevented. How? 'Just' by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. 

Food, Inc
An American documentary that examines corporate farming in America. Some of the questions that are answered in the film are 1) Does agribusiness produce unhealthy food? 2) Is the food environmentally harmful? 3) Is the business abusive of animals and its employees?

Views of former CEO Citibank Phillip Wollen
Phillip Wollen talks about the realities of the animal exploitation, whether it be for humans to consume, cosmetics or animal feed. He also talks about animal extinction and the environment.  

Vegucated
Vegucated is a documentary that follows three men who love meat and cheese. They go vegan for six weeks. They learn about the hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon make a shift which they wouldn't have even envisaged before! 

Beyond Carnism 
In this recording, which is less than 19 minutes long, Melanie Joy talks about the invisible belief system that allows us to eat meat and animal products. This ideology distorts our thoughts, so that we can engage with feelings of empathy for some living creatures, and view others as lesser, disposable beings.  

I'd love to hear your thoughts about any of the films listed above. Also, do get in touch if you've watched any others, which I haven't mentioned above. 


Weapons of mass destruction are our knives and forks.
— Phillip Wollen

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