Join Date: Mar 2015
Ok in that case have you seen Earthlings? Or If slaughterhouses had glass walls? Or Gary Yourofsky best speech ever? Also check out vegan athletes like Tim Shieff for inspiration. I found "Living cruelty free" book easy to read and very helpful. Vegan celebrities can be very inspiring. After learning about some of the facts on factory farming I found that desire not to harm and not to take part in that anymore was very overwhelming.
"The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol Adams
"The Dominion of Love" by Norm Phelps
"Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation" by Gary Francione
"Eat and Run" by ultramarathoner (and vegan ) Scott Jurek
"Animal Liberation" by Peter Singer
"Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating" by Erik Marcus
"Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society" By Breeze Harper
"Becoming Vegan: The Complete Reference to Plant Based Nutrition" By Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
"The China Study" by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
Some great websites:
The Humane Myth http://www.humanemyth.org/
Vegan Outreach http://veganoutreach.org/
And recipe sites!
Honestly, I first really heard about veganism in 2010 when I read a totally nonvegan book called "The Omnivores Dilemma" by Michael Pollin. He argues against some vegan ideals but introduces the reader to Peter Singer and a few other vegan activists and ideologies. Those ideologies clicked so powerfully with me that I felt like I had come home to who I really am meant to be. The reason I read the book was because I had begun to explore world hunger and how to help feed others. It was a way to give back after recovering from a nasty bout of anorexia myself, and get outside of my own head. And maybe to make peace with food. Little did I know where it would lead me! I read all the books I mentioned above because I wanted to learn about veganism from every possible angle...religious (the Dominion of Love), feminist, cultural...I DEVOURED every book I could find on ethics at the library. I asked myself all the hard questions, such as feeding your pet animal food, or the need for B12 etc. But every answer lead me back to veganism as the right one. I went vegan overnight in February 2011 and never looked back. I still feel it's the right choice. And I feel strongly that it is the absolute best choice for sustaining a growing world in terms of food security and abundance.
I am currently really interested in going vegan (I am vegetarian right now). I've been looking into it lately, mostly online through social media, and started trying to cut things out of my diet.
I was wondering though, for those of you who are vegan, would you be able to point me to your top two or three sources of inspiration for why you became one? I mean in the sense of books and documentaries that is. I want to do more research and am looking for some good, credible sources. Any suggestions?
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