"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Here's a small database of some of my favorite documentaries, apps, non-profits and websites. Click the photo or title for more information.
DxE has a bold vision to change the world for animals in one human generation. They reject the speciesism that enables the mass torture and killing of non-human animals and the blatant disregard for their home - our planet - as well as the unjust and oppressive institutions and ideologies that harm all animals.
The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks — elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter — as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind the world's most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes, what James discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.
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EARTHLINGS is a 2005 American documentary film about humankind's total dependence on animals for economic purposes. Presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research) the film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, featuring music by Moby, and was written, produced and directed by Shaun Monson.
The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.
What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.
What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Check out Synopsis, Cast & Crew, and Celebrity Talk to learn more about the film.
HappyCow was founded in 1999 as a public service to assist travelers and people everywhere find plant-based / vegan options and healthy food. We are vegan-run, from a vegan perspective, and staffed by vegans and vegetarians. Today, our online community has grown to include members from around the world who are passionate about the vegan lifestyle as a healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable way of living. More than simply a restaurant and health food store guide, HappyCow is an ever-evolving online hub that serves millions worldwide each month.
Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. Imagine a world free of cruelty, a world in which we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. MFA believes that world is possible. In fact, it is inevitable if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.
Anonymous for the Voiceless is a street activism group that holds an abolitionist stance against animal exploitation while promoting a clear vegan message. AV, or Anonymous for the Voiceless in short, has chapters spreading all over the world. Each chapter hosts the "Cube of Truth" which shows real footage from slaughterhouses all over the world, encouraging bystanders to stop by. When an individual engages in the footage, the outreachers are encouraged to interract with them in a polite way, asking them if they knew what was going on.
The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world. The staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists are working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.
Psychological Support for the Vegan Community; Clare Mann is an Australian-based vegan psychologist, communications trainer and animal rights campaigner. She is the author of Myths of Choice: Why People Won't Change and What You Can Do About It, and Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World.