having been vegan for over two years, i just finished watching the documentary Cowspiracy for the first time, and watched What The Health for the first time just last week. for me, when i first went vegan the evidence i needed for changing my lifestyle was more than abundant even without watching films like these. but two years later, after finally seeing these incredibly well made and highly acclaimed documentaries, my mind is still blown at the overwhelming facts and simple ethics that escape so many people. i find myself learning every day how much positive change in all aspects of our lives can be brought about through veganism.
too often people become scared to speak out because of the massive threat the corporations of the animal agriculture industry pose not only to activists, but to everyday people’s behavioral and living habits. habits that our society has adopted over hundreds of years, thinking they have been created out of health and the not greed and corruption that have truly driven them.
our species is singlehandedly contributing to the death and torture of innocent animals, people, and the planet every day. what so many people don’t realize is that it doesn’t have to take years to become educated about these issues, and living this way doesn’t have to become the most important part of your life.
after being brought to tears by films like Cowspiracy and Food Inc and brought to utter shock by films like What The Health, i cannot stress enough how much i urge everyone reading this (whether you’re a meat eater, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, paleo, herbivore, omnivore...) to take less than two hours out of your week to educate yourself on the issues of climate change, basic human health, and animal rights. i’ll list a few resources below that i have found useful, and plan to search for many more to further educate myself as well. after seeing these films i’ve realized how truly easy it can be to educate ourselves on these issues, and how simple it can be to change our lives and the life of our planet for the better.
What the Health
Forks Over Knives