VEGAN RESOURCES

This page has links to much more information about being vegan and helping animals. My primary focus with this website is compassion and empathy for farm animals, and I couldn’t possibly include everything. Many other organizations and individuals cover the many other issues and reasons to go vegan, and below you will find basic information on other topics with links to other websites. The websites have been categorized to make it easier to find information, but please note that most of these organizations do much more than the topic under which they are categorized. Just click on an image to be taken to the website.

 

The information below is separated into the following 30 sections:

VEGAN & PLANT-BASED ATHLETES

VEGAN FITNESS & BODYBUILDING

ORGANIZATIONS FOR FARMED ANIMALS

PLANT-BASED NUTRITION & SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

VEGAN FOOD & RECIPES​

VEGAN NEWS & INFORMATION​

VEGAN LIFESTYLE & INSPIRATION

VEGAN LOGIC

VEGAN PRODUCTS & COMPANIES

VEGAN CAMPAIGNS & FESTIVALS

PLANT-BASED MEAT, MILK, & EGG ALTERNATIVES

INFLUENTIAL VEGAN ACTIVISTS

VEGAN DOCUMENTARY FILMS​

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE ENVIRONMENT

WORLD HUNGER

FISH & SEA LIFE

FEATHERS, FUR, LEATHER, & WOOL

BEES & HONEY

GENERAL ANIMAL RIGHTS & LIBERATION

LEGAL PROTECTION & POLICIES FOR ANIMALS

POLITICAL PARTY FOR VEGANS - THE HUMANE PARTY

VEGAN SUPPORT GROUPS

FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARIES

NON-GRAPHIC ANIMAL VIDEOS

GRAPHIC VIDEOS OF FACTORY FARMS & SLAUGHTERHOUSES

SENTIENCE: ANIMALS VERSUS PLANTS

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE STANDARD PRACTICES

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR ANIMAL AGRICULTURE

UNITED STATES FEDERAL & STATE LAWS

DATA & STATISTICS ON FARM ANIMALS

VEGAN & PLANT-BASED ATHLETES

More and more vegan athletes are proving that a vegan diet enhances athletic performance. Many report that being solely powered by plants enhances their overall health, increases their rate of recovery during and after training sessions and workouts, decreases inflammation, and makes them more powerful than ever before.

 

Meat, milk, and eggs increase acidity in the human body, and a high acidic blood pH causes inflammation and impairs recovery. Plant-based foods are alkaline, and studies show that vegan staples such as fruit, nuts, and legumes decrease inflammation, potentially lowering the risk of chronic disease. Also, clearly these athletes are getting enough protein with legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, and leafy vegetables.

 

The list of title-winning, record-holding vegan athletes grows exponentially every year. Here are some of the most prominent and outspoken vegan athletes.

VEGAN FITNESS & BODYBUILDING

Read more about vegan bodybuilders HERE. See vegan bodybuilders on YouTube HERE.

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Vegan Bodybuilder Hench Herbivore
Vegan Bodybuilder Nimai Delgado
Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine
Vegan Bodybuilder Barny du Plessis
Vegan Bodybuilder Jon Venus
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Vegan Bodybuilder Torre Washington
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Vegan Bodybuilder Mischa Janiec
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Vegan Fitness Model Crissi Carvalho
Vegan Bodybuilder Robert Cheeke
Vegan Bodybuilder Badass Vegan John Lewis
Vegan Bodybuilder Vegan Gains
Vegan Bodybuilder Ed Bauer
Vegan Bodybuilder Frank Medrano
 

ORGANIZATIONS FOR

FARMED ANIMALS

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PLANT-BASED NUTRITION

& SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

 

Abundant scientific research confirms that people who eat a vegan diet have a lower risk for cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and many more chronic diseases. Below are a few of the many resources that provide peer-reviewed, evidence-based research and studies about nutrition and health. These studies clearly link a vegan diet with improved health outcomes, including protective benefits against cancer, heart disease, and many diseases.

 

It has been proven repeatedly that a predominantly plant-based diet is optimal for human health and that diseases can be prevented and even reversed with a vegan diet. There are no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants, including protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. (The one exception is vitamin B12, which does not occur naturally in animal products, and can be supplied via fortified food sources such as plant beverages, cereals, and nutritional yeast, or with a supplement.)

 
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THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

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You may access the position paper, including a PDF version, HERE.

In 2016, the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the largest organization of healthcare professionals (over 100,000) and the leading authority on diet and nutrition in the United States, published a position paper recognizing that humans have no inherent biological or nutritional need for animals or animal products, and that a vegan diet provides significant health benefits, may prevent and treat chronic diseases, and is best for overall health.

 

The position paper mentions the word “vegan” 86 times, and affirms that a well-planned vegan diet appropriately satisfies nutritional needs and promotes normal growth at all stages of the life cycle – including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. The organization cites 117 studies and public surveys. Also, for the first time, the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics states that animal agriculture negatively impacts the environment.

 

Here are some of the determinations of a vegan diet compared to other dietary patterns:

 

Vegans are at reduced risk for heart disease, and vegan diets seem to be the most beneficial in improving heart disease risk factors.

 

Vegans are at reduced risk for cancer, and a vegan diet provides greater protection against overall cancer incidence.

 

Vegans have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, and a vegan diet serves as effective therapeutic tools in the management of type 2 diabetes.

 

Vegans are at reduced risk for hypertension, and have the lowest systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and the lowest rate of hypertension.

 

Vegans are at reduced risk for obesity, and a vegan diet is associated with the lowest body mass index.

 

Vegan diets typically meet or exceed recommended protein intakes, when caloric intakes are adequate. “The terms complete and incomplete are misleading in relation to plant protein. Protein from a variety of plant foods, eaten during the course of a day, supplies enough of all indispensable (essential) amino acids when caloric requirements are met.”

 

Vegan eat the most fiber, the least total fat and saturated fat, and have the healthiest body weights and cholesterol levels.

 

Vegans have the lowest levels of bone mineral density.

NUTRITION FACTS – DR. MICHAEL GREGER

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Nutrition Facts is a free, science-based public service website provided by Dr. Michael Greger, offering evidence-based recommendations covering the nutritional features of a vegan diet. The goal of this website is to provide the results of peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand. There are health and nutrition videos covering more than 2,000 alphabetized topics.

PLANT-BASED DIETS

 

“A significant convergence of evidence suggests that plant-based diets can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world and can be more effective than medication and surgery: Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and Parkinson’s disease.


Plant-based eating may have a positive effect on abdominal fat, acne, aging, allergies, asthma, body-odor, cellulite, childhood IQ, cognition, dysmenorrheal, eczema, gut flora, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, metabolic syndrome, menstrual breast pain, mood, multiple sclerosis, oral health, rheumatoid arthritis, stools, waist circumference, and weight control.


Plant-based eating also appears to help prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, gallstones, hiatal hernia, kidney stones, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and vaginal infections.

 

Eating meat and other animal products may be associated with weight gain (even after controlling for calories), a shortened lifespan, and other negative effects. Meat also contains a high amount of saturated fat, trans fats, sulfur dioxide arachidonic acid, and heme iron. Meat, fish, dairy, and eggs may also increase our exposure to dietary antibiotics, industrial toxins, mercury and other toxic heavy metals, advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), cadmium, xenoestrogens in fish, and estrogenic meat carcinogens....”

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In his 2015 presentation Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating the Most Common Diseases with Diet, Dr. Greger addresses how animal-dependent diets cause many diseases, and how plant-based diets can prevent and even reverse leading causes of illness and death.

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Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die examines the 15 top causes of death in America, and explains how nutrition and lifestyle changes are superior and healthier to prescription pills and medical procedures. Dr. Greger backs up his claims with peer-reviewed scientific evidence, showing that a vegan diet is what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

 

In this 2016 videohe discusses the book.

 

There is also an animated summary of How Not to Die. “We have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity.”

Dr. Greger discusses “Why Doctors Don't Recommend Veganism” in this video. 

 

Dr. Greger lectures on the leading causes of death (meat, milk, and eggs) in this video.

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PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE - DR. NEAL D. BARNARD

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The program features tips, daily meal plans, nutrition information, and other activities to help make it easy for participants to test drive a plant-based diet.

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“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 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.

 

Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health.

 

And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods.

 

Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.”

Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk

 

“Two themes consistently emerge from studies of cancer from many sites: vegetables and fruits help to reduce risk, while meat, animal products, and other fatty foods are frequently found to increase risk. Consumption of dietary fat drives production of hormones, which, in turn, promotes growth of cancer cells in hormone-sensitive organs such as the breast and prostate. Meat is devoid of the protective effects of fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other helpful nutrients, and it contains high concentrations of saturated fat and potentially carcinogenic compounds, which may increase one’s risk of developing many different kinds of cancer….

 

[D]iets rich in high-fiber plant foods such as whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits offer a measure of protection. Fiber greatly speeds the passage of food through the colon, effectively removing carcinogens, and fiber actually changes the type of bacteria that is present in the intestine, so there is reduced production of carcinogenic secondary bile acids. Plant foods are also naturally low in fat and rich in antioxidants and other anti-cancer compounds. Not surprisingly, vegetarians are at the lowest risk for cancer and have a significantly reduced risk compared to meat-eaters.”

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Health Concerns about

Dairy Products

 

“Milk and dairy products are not necessary in the diet and can, in fact, be harmful to health. It is best to consume a healthful diet of grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and fortified foods including cereals and juices. These nutrient-dense foods can help you meet your calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin D requirements with ease—and without facing the health risks associated with dairy product consumption.”

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In 2015, The Physicians Committee opened the Barnard Medical Center, which draws on the Physicians Committee’s 30 years of experience in clinical research and educating physicians and the public on the link between diet and health. The center focuses on prevention and integrating nutrition into patient care.

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VEGAN DIET: THE BEST MEDICINE

 

“In 2015, a meta-analysis by the Physicians Committee published in Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy found that a plant-based diet improves type 2 diabetes treatment—and does so more effectively than oral diabetes medications. In the last 30 years, we have published more than 70 research papers, including three major metaanalyses on the role of plant-based diets in improving blood pressure, blood sugar, and body weight.”

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T. COLIN CAMPBELL CENTER FOR NUTRITION STUDIES

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The website features whole food plant-based resources including in-depth articles, recipes, a free monthly newsletter, and information about the online Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition program, a nationally-recognized comprehensive plant-based nutrition education program, with lessons from more than 25 experts, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

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THE CHINA STUDY: STARTLING IMPLICATIONS FOR DIET, WEIGHT LOSS, AND LONG-TERM HEALTH

The China Study is based on the 20-year China Project, the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. The project included 367 variables and 6,500 participants, and produced more than 8,000 statistically significant associations between lifestyle, dietary factors, and disease variables – clearly showing the damaging effects of diets high in animal protein, contrasted with the undeniable health benefits of a vegan diet. They also incorporate a wealth of additional research data from other sources.

The China Study provides irrefutable evidence of the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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The mission of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is “to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research,” emphasizing living a “whole life” by maintaining health and building happiness – “a life scientifically proven to be achieved by doing a very simple thing: understanding and implementing a whole food, plant-based diet.”

 

The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies is based in Ithaca, New York, established to advocate Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s life-changing work in nutritional research, especially The China Study, the 2005 bestseller (updated and expanded in December 2016), which he co-authored with his son Thomas Campbell, MD.

The study was conducted jointly by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Cornell University, and the University of Oxford, directed by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. He has received more than 70 grant years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers.

From the Introduction to The China Study:

 

“Even though information and opinions are plentiful, very few people truly know what they should be doing to improve their health. This isn’t because the research hasn’t been done. It has. We know an enormous amount about the links between nutrition and health. But the real science has been buried beneath a clutter of irrelevant or even harmful information—junk science, fad diets, and food industry propaganda. I want to change that. I want to give you a new framework for understanding nutrition and health, a framework that eliminates confusion, prevents and treats disease, and allows you to live a more fulfilling life. I have been ‘in the system’ for almost sixty years, often at the very highest levels, designing and directing large research projects, deciding which research gets funded, and translating massive amounts of scientific research into national expert-panel reports. After a long career in research, policy making, and lecturing to a wide variety of public and professional audiences, I now understand why Americans are so confused. As a taxpayer who foots the bill for research and health policy in America, you deserve to know that many of the common notions you have been told about food, health, and disease are wrong....”

The China Study’s conclusion is simple: If you want to live a healthy, long life, choose a vegan diet.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell presents the overwhelming evidence that animal protein causes cancer in this video.

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The researchers looked at diets, lifestyles, disease characteristics, and mortality rates of 6,500 people in China, and concluded that people who eat primarily animal-based foods are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases than people who eat vegan foods, and that people who eat vegan foods both minimize and actually REVERSE the development of chronic diseases.

 

The researchers emphasize a clear, significant correlation between the consumption of meat, milk, and eggs and many ailments: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, and more – concluding that diets high in animal protein are strongly linked to chronic disease.

Some of the most significant findings, which have been published in the most reputable scientific journals, include the following:

 

  • Heart disease can be reversed with a vegan diet! Patients with coronary heart disease who eat a whole foods, plant-based diet can stop the progression of the disease. In fact, the clogged arteries of 70% of the participants actually opened. Reducing the consumption of animal protein is more significant than reducing the consumption of saturated fat.

  • The growth of cancer cells can actually be turned on and off by increasing and decreasing quantities of casein, the protein found in cow milk.

  • Dairy consumption increases the risk of prostate cancer.

“The China Study...unearths surprising answers to the most important nutritional questions of our time: What really causes cancer? How can we extend our lives? What will turn around the obesity epidemic? The China Study...represents a major turning-point in our understanding of health.”

—Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

DR. MICHAEL KLAPER

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Dr. Michael Klaper is a leading educator in plant-based nutrition and ending animal cruelty worldwide. His website offers a variety of nutritional health resources, including answers to frequently asked health questions, videos, recipes, news and events, and “Healthy YOU Webinars” about how to achieve optimal health and well-being.

“Practicing primary care medicine for over 40 years has taught me many things, but chief among them is that health and disease are not a matter of chance. As a wise professor told me in medical school, ‘People do not get diseases, they earn them!’... The adage ‘By age 20 you have the face that Nature gave you; by age 50, you have the face your choices gave you’ is, indeed, true — and holds throughout the body. By age 50, we have the arteries, the heart, the skin, the colon and the brain that our choices have given us.” ― Dr. Michael Klaper

DR. MCDOUGALL’S HEALTH AND MEDICAL CENTER

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Dr. John McDougall is a nutrition expert who recommends a low-fat, no oil, starch-based, vegan diet. His website features the latest information on health-related topics, success stories from people with medical issues who have improved their health, and information on specific health problems and nutrition.

Dr. McDougall offers a free program that has all of the information to successfully improve health and well-being, which includes a vegan diet. The program emphasizes “the exclusion of animal foods, including red meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, and fish – all of which provide toxic levels of fat, cholesterol, protein and, very often, infectious agents and harmful chemicals.”

His program emphasizes the following:

  • Animal foods have little nutritional value.

  • Protein from animal sources damages the human body.

  • Americans consume far too much protein (which overworks the liver and kidneys).

  • Plants provide all of the essential amino acids needed for the human body to build protein.

  • Cow milk is an inferior source of calcium.

  • For optimum health, humans need adequate complex carbohydrates, which are simply not found in animal sources.

Dr. McDougall discusses “Why Doctors Don’t Recommend Veganism” in this video.

THE PERMANENTE JOURNAL

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In 2016, Kaiser Permanente, the leading healthcare provider in the United States, published an article in its medical science journal advocating that physicians recommend a vegan diet for all of their patients.

The article notes, “Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods... Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity....

 

Not only is there a broad expansion of the research database supporting the myriad benefits of plant-based diets, but also healthcare practitioners are seeing awe-inspiring results with their patients across multiple unique subspecialties. Plant-based diets have been associated with lowering overall and ischemic heart disease mortality; supporting sustainable weight management; reducing medication needs; lowering the risk for most chronic diseases; decreasing the incidence and severity of high-risk conditions, including obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and hyperglycemia; and even possibly reversing advanced coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes.”

NOT MILK

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NOT Milk’s goal is to educate the public about the detrimental effects of consuming cow milk, with resources including studies that link milk to a long list of diseases.

 

“We are breaking down the greatest myth in America: that milk does a body good. By establishing a stance against the dairy industry and the tens of billions of dollars spent in propaganda activities. . .we will tell America the other side of the milk story.... The dairy industry has invested an immense amount of money, and Americans are still getting sick, breaking bones, getting cancer and osteoporosis. The secret to the ‘Fountain of Youth’ is giving up milk and dairy products.”

Also featured on the website is Dr. Robert M. Kradjian’s article “The Milk Letter – A Message to My Patients,” which focuses on three sources of information regarding the human consumption of cow milk: a study of nature, the history of the human species, and the world’s scientific literature on the subject of milk. Dr. Kradjian references many studies, and concludes that cow milk is not healthy for humans and that it interferes with calcium absorption due to excess protein. He advises, “Don’t drink milk for health. I am convinced on the weight of the scientific evidence that...milk will only reduce your diet’s nutritional value and safety.”

 

IMPORTANT STUDIES ON A VEGAN DIET

A 2014 study on health and disease outcomes found that while vegetarians consistently have lower risks for cardiovascular diseases, cardiometabolic risk factors, some cancers, and total mortality, further avoidance of eggs and dairy products may offer additional benefits. The researchers concluded that compared to vegetarian diets, vegan diets provide added protection against obesity, hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular mortality.

A 2015 study examined the association between dietary patterns and prostate cancer incidence, and found that a vegan diet showed a statistically significant protective connection to a lower risk of prostate cancer. Participants who switched to a vegan diet either stopped the progression of their cancer or reversed the illness entirely.

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A 2016 systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies compared multiple health outcomes in vegetarian and vegan diets, and concluded that consuming a vegan diet significantly reduces risk of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. The overall analysis also revealed significantly reduced levels of body mass index, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and glucose levels in vegetarians and vegans, compared to omnivores. Incidence of cancer for those following a vegetarian diet was lower than an omnivorous diet, and was even lower still in those who followed a vegan diet. The analysis conducted among vegans reported a significant reduced risk of incidence from total cancer.

A 2014 study found that high protein intake, especially from animal sources, is linked to increased cancer, diabetes, and overall mortality, and that a diet in which plant-based nutrients represent the majority of the food intake is likely to maximize health benefits in all age groups. The researchers also concluded that protein from plant sources is associated with lower mortality than animal-derived protein.

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A 2016 study found that a vegan diet is associated with a substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers recommend a shift to diets rich in healthy plant foods.

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A 2014 study about nutrition and cancer concluded that limiting or avoiding dairy products reduces the risk of prostate cancer; that avoiding red and processed meat reduces the risk of colon and rectal cancer; and that avoiding grilled, fried, and broiled meats reduces the risk of colon, rectal, breast, prostate, kidney, and pancreatic cancer. The researchers emphasize eating fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of several types of cancer.

A 2014 study led by Dr. John McDougall found that a low-fat, starch-based, free-feeding vegan diet eaten for seven days led to consistent reductions in total cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose, and that adherence to the diet used in the study would reduce participants’ risk of a cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases, based on commonly tested biomarkers that are used to predict such future risks.

The first study of thousands of vegans in the United States was published in 2009. Comparing the body mass index of vegans to that of meat-eaters and vegetarians, the researchers found that vegans had 40% less body fat and achieved healthy weight.

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A 2015 study from the Cleveland Clinic found that a vegan diet was more effective in cardiovascular disease risk reduction (including reducing factors such as weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels) than the diet recommended by the American Heart Association. The researchers concluded that a vegan diet can help reduce the likelihood a future cardiovascular event in both children and adults.

The largest study examining the effects of different sources of dietary protein, conducted in 2016,  found that high intake of protein from animal sources (including meat, milk, and eggs) was associated with a higher mortality rate, while a high intake of protein from plant sources was associated with a lower risk of death.

A 2016 study by Oxford University is the first to estimate both the health and climate change impacts of a global move toward a vegan diet. The researchers found that veganism is the key to saving the planet and millions of lives. The researchers modeled the effects of four different global dietary scenarios and found that by 2050, if the entire world became vegan, 8.1 million fewer humans would die per year, healthcare savings would be $700 billion to $1 trillion per year, and food-related greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by 70%.

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VEGAN NEWS & INFORMATION

 
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VEGAN LIFESTYLE & INSPIRATION

 
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VEGAN LOGIC

(Answers to all of the anti-veganism arguments)

 
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PLANT-BASED MEAT, MILK,

& EGG ALTERNATIVES

 

Here are some leading companies that specialize in plant-based food and beverages. Click on the company name for more information. Many will ship directly to you, and you may always ask for these brands and products at your local grocery stores and restaurants.

NEW CROP CAPITAL

 

New Crop Capital is a specialized private venture capital fund. We invest in talented, focused entrepreneurs whose products or services replace foods derived from conventional animal agriculture....

 

The meat, egg, and dairy sectors represent a $700 billion global market that is ripe for innovation and large-scale disruption. NCC provides early-stage investments to companies that develop cultured and plant-based meat, dairy, and egg products, as well as service companies that facilitate the promotion and sale of such products.”

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INFLUENTIAL VEGAN ACTIVISTS

 

GARY YOUROFSKY

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BITE SIZE VEGAN –EMILY BARWICK

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 Bite Size Vegan delivers vegan education in the form of “vegan nugget” videos with loads of information “distilled down to fast, power-packed bites.”

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“There is no excuse for this. They were all babies, less than 6 months old. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

JAMES ASPEY

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GARY FRANCIONE

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Animal right abolitionist approach

The Abolitionist Approach to animal rights has six principles, and regards veganism as the moral baseline of its position.

Principle One: Abolitionists maintain that all sentient beings, human or nonhuman, have one right —the basic right not to be treated as the property of others.

Click on the image above to go to the website and read the other five principles and more about the Abolitionist Approach.

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MELANIE JOY

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Carnism - The Secret Reason We Eat Meat

"Carnism" is the widespread belief system that conditions us to eat animals by operating outside our awareness, and therefore without our conscious consent. 

Please watch this video, The Secret Reason We Eat Meat, in which Dr. Melanie Joy explains why rational, compassionate people don’t question the system of "carnism." This mostly animated video is 18 minutes long, and it is non-graphic except for two minutes starting at the 8:15 mark.

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WHAT THE HEALTH

What the Health Documentary

The 2017 documentary What the Health reveals the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases (It’s being vegan!), and why U.S. health organizations don't want people to know about it. Click HERE for the website. Click HERE for the trailer. It's available on Netflix!

CLIMATE CHANGE &

THE ENVIRONMENT

 
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ANIMAL AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO OVER HALF OF GREENHOUSE GASSES RELEASED WORLDWIDE

 

A report from the United Nations in 2006 stated that the animal agriculture industry was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009, Worldwatch Institute reported that 18% was an under-estimation based on many factors. These factors include the following:

 

  • Exclusion of animal respiration

  • Overlooked land use

  • Undercounted methane emissions

  • The increase of animal product consumption since the data used by the United Nations

  • Undercounting of animal statistics

  • The increase in emissions than in the previous years on which the United Nations data was based

  • The United Nations’ use of data in very efficient areas that are not representative of developing countries where the industry is growing the fastest

  • Exclusion of emissions from deforestation, which is done to grow food for farm animals

  • Exclusion of emissions from farmed fish and the construction and operation of facilities for marine organisms, which are fed to farm animals

  • Exclusion of the use of fluorocarbons needed for cooling animal products

  • Exclusion of emissions from the necessary cooking of animal products

  • Not accounting for waste disposal (of bone, fat, and spoiled body parts that are disposed in landfills, incinerators, and waterways)

  • Not accounting for production, distribution, and disposal of packaging used for animal products

  • Not accounting for production, distribution, disposal, and packaging of byproducts such as leather, feathers, skin, and fur

  • Exclusion of carbon-intensive medical treatment for millions of cases worldwide of zoonotic illnesses (such as swine flu) and chronic degenerative illnesses (such as coronary heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension leading to strokes) linked to the consumption of animal products

 

Taking all of these omissions into account, Worldwatch Institute found that the animal agriculture industry is actually responsible for at least 51% of annual greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Their detailed findings may be found here.

 

Why should we care about greenhouse gasses? Greenhouse gasses (such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and chlorofluorocarbons) absorb infrared radiation, trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere. Greenhouse gasses cause the earth’s temperature to rise, which causes polar ice caps to melt, resulting in a rise in sea level and destructive flooding. Greenhouse gasses also deplete the earth’s ozone layer by converting ozone to oxygen, causing holes in the earth’s protective ozone layer, which let in harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Animal agriculture creates massive amounts of these very harmful greenhouse gasses.

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WORLD HUNGER

 
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FISH & SEA LIFE

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FEATHERS, FUR,

LEATHER, & WOOL

 
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THE WOOL INDUSTRY

 

Sheep raised for wool production endure horrendous cruelty. They have been selectively bred so that they don’t naturally shed their fleece, and bred to grow more wool than is natural, which causes continuous suffering because their skin accumulates moisture and bacteria, resulting in constant soreness and irritation. Many of them die of heat exhaustion because of their unnaturally thick coats. Most sheep raised for wool have their tails cut off and their ears hole-punched, and the males are castrated, of course without pain relief.

 

On top of all that, a standard procedure in the wool industry is mulesing – an extremely brutal process of hacking off chunks of flesh from their posterior and legs (without pain relief, of course), which is done to keep flies from getting into their thick wool and skin folds. Sheep endure unspeakable pain and suffering so that humans can have their wool, and of course the sheep are slaughtered for food when they stop producing a profitable amount of wool.

 

Here is a comprehensive, graphic video by Erin Janus that explains and shows it all: The Wool Industry EXPOSED (What They Don't Want You To Know).

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BEES & HONEY

 
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GENERAL ANIMAL RIGHTS

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LEGAL PROTECTION & POLICIES FOR ANIMALS

 
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FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARIES

 
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UNITED STATES FEDERAL & STATE LAWS

 

THE HUMANE METHODS OF SLAUGHTER ACT

 

Unfortunately, not a single federal law protects animals during their entire lives on factory farms. The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act was passed in 1958.

 

It only mentions cows, pigs, sheep, and horses, and applies exclusively to the moment that those animals are slaughtered, saying nothing about how they should be treated from birth until the moment of slaughter. Chickens, turkeys, and other animals are not mentioned at all in The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and therefore have NO protection at all from the extreme cruelty and prolonged suffering that is standard in the animal agriculture industry, and these exempted animals make up well over 90% of the animals killed for food in the US.

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STATE LAWS

 

On the vast majority of factory farms, egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, and veal calves are confined in cages and crates so small that they cannot lie down, turn around, or stretch their limbs. A few states have passed laws that ban the use of these cruel confinement devices, but half of these laws have not taken effect yet. You can look up your governor and state legislators and contact them to ask them to initiate and vote for legislation to ban these horrendously cruel enclosures.

Seven states have passed legislation banning or restricting the use of battery cages for egg-laying hens:

 

  • California – Ballot measure passed in 2008; took effect in January 2015

  • Ohio – Regulation passed in 2011; suspension of construction of any new battery cages took effect in September 2011

  • Michigan – Legislation passed in 2009; not effective until October 12, 2019

  • Massachusetts – Ballot measure passed in 2016; not effective until January 1, 2022

  • Oregon – Legislation passed in 2011; not effective until January 1, 2026

  • Washington – Legislation passed in 2011; not effective until January 1, 2026

  • Rhode Island – Regulation passed in 2016; not effective until July 1, 2034

Two states have passed legislation banning the sale of eggs from facilities using battery cages:

 

  • California – Legislation passed in 2010; took effect in January 2015

  • Massachusetts – Ballot measure passed in 2016; not effective until January 1, 2022

Ten states have passed legislation ending the use of gestation crates for pigs:

 

  • Florida – Ballot measure passed in 2002; took effect in November 2008

  • Maine – Legislation passed in 2009; took effect in January 2011

  • Oregon – Legislation passed in 2007; took effect in January 2012

  • Arizona – Ballot measure passed in 2006; took effect in December 2012

  • Rhode Island – Legislation passed in 2012; took effect in June 2013

  • California – Ballot measure passed in 2008; took effect in January 2015

  • Colorado – Legislation passed in 2008; not effective until January 1, 2018

  • Michigan – Legislation passed in 2009; not effective until October 12, 2019

  • Massachusetts – Ballot measure passed in 2016; not effective until January 1, 2022

  • Ohio – Regulation passed 2011; not effective until December 31, 2025

 

Nine states have passed legislation banning the use of veal crates for calves:

 

  • Maine – Legislation passed in 2009; took effect in 2011

  • Colorado – Legislation passed in 2008; took effect in January 2012

  • Michigan – Legislation passed in 2009; took effect in October 2012

  • Arizona – Ballot measure passed in 2006; took effect in December 2012

  • Rhode Island – Legislation passed in 2012; took effect in June 2013

  • California – Ballot measure passed in 2008; took effect in January 2015

  • Kentucky – Regulations finalized in 2014; not effective until December 31, 2017

  • Ohio – Regulation passed 2011; not effective until December 31, 2017

  • Massachusetts – Ballot measure passed in 2016; not effective until January 1, 2022

 

One state has passed legislation banning the sale of veal and pork products from facilities using veal and gestation crates:

 

  • Massachusetts – Ballot measure passed in 2016; not effective until January 1, 2022

DATA & STATISTICS

ON FARM ANIMALS

...

 

Over 9.2 BILLION land animals are slaughtered for food annually in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

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THE NUMBER OF ANIMALS SOLD FROM SMALL FARMS IS A MINUSCULE FRACTION COMPARED TO ANIMALS SOLD FROM FACTORY FARMS

 

Over 99% of animals used for food in the United States come from factory farms, according to data from the United States Department of Agriculture. The data from the USDA website have been analyzed by Harish Sethu at Counting Animals

Animals from factory farms

Sethu states, “Unfortunately, the USDA does not report statistics on animal slaughter grouped by the size of the farm in which the animal was raised. But, the USDA does conduct a comprehensive census of agricultural operations, called the ag census, once every five years in which it collects data on the number of animals sold by farms grouped by the sizes of these farms. The results of the most recent ag census, for the year 2012, was released...in May of 2014.”

 

Using the USDA’s ag census data and categorizations (explained more thoroughly on his website) Sethu, defines “small farms” as ones that sell fewer than 2,000 chickens or turkeys per year, fewer than 25 pigs per year, and fewer than 20 cows per year.

 

“The following figure plots the number of animals in each of the four categories (bovines, pigs, chickens, and turkeys) sold out of small farms for every 10,000 animals of that category sold each year. The numbers reported here are for the last 40 years — from 1974 to 2012....”

Animals from factory farms

“From the figure above, about 3.6% of the bovines sold by farms in 2012 were sold by small farms. But, the corresponding numbers for chickens, turkeys, and pigs is much smaller. In fact, only about 2 chickens out of every 10,000 chickens sold each year is sold by a small farm. Only about 1 in 1,000 turkeys sold each year is sold by a small farm. Only about 1 in 1,000 pigs sold each year is sold by a small farm....”

 

To be even more conservative, Sethu overestimates and plots the data to include farms that are at least FOUR times what he defined as the maximum size of a small farm in this graph:

“How is it possible that small farms constitute more than 50% of all farms, and yet they sell, for example, only about 2 chickens out of every 10,000 chickens sold in the US? Because large farms raise and sell so many chickens that their numbers completely overwhelm those of all the small farms combined. In fact, more than 99.49% of the chickens sold in 2012 were sold by farms that sold 100,000 or more chickens that year. More than 98.76% of pigs sold in 2012 were sold by farms that sold 1,000 or more pigs that year.”

 

SOURCES:

USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Census of Agriculture, 1974-2012.

USDA, Economic Research Service. Updating the ERS Farm Typology, April 2013.

 
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