Have you, or someone that you know, been curious about pursuing a vegan lifestyle? If so, that’s great!
From companies like Hampton Creek who in just this year alone plan on releasing 43 new vegan products, to restaurants implementing vegan menus for patrons, to the fact that there are at least ten different kinds of non-dairy milk options out there (almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, soy milk, etc.!) to choose from, there truly has never been a better, or easier, time to go vegan than right now!
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
Here are some great documentary films on veganism, animal rights, plant based food’s connection to health, the negative effects of factory farming, and many other aspects of veganism. Enjoy!
PlantPure Nation – Nelson Campbell, son of The China Study author T. Colin Campbell, pursues plant based health jump-start programs in locations throughout the U.S., and documents the journey.
Cowspiracy – Shedding light on sustainability secrets, Cowspiracy looks into the problems with factory farming, specifically cattle farming, and inquires what leading environmental groups, like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, are doing about it.
Forks Over Knives – Advocating for a plant-based, low-fat, whole foods diet, the researchers in Forks Over Knives explain how changing the way you eat can reverse most degenerative diseases, if not evade them all together.
Vegucated – Challenging three meat eating and dairy consuming New Yorkers to give veganism a six-week trial, this documentary follows the group’s experiences learning about cruelty-free living, vegan food and the impact our food has on our bodies, health and environment.
Blackfish – Met with both acclaim and controversy, this film explores the inhumanity of keeping orcas in captivity and the dangerous effects that captivity can have not only on the whales, but their trainers as well.
Photo by Netflix via Wikimedia Commons.