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Mar 31, 2022


Resources from the Vegan Sangha

“All beings fear danger, life is dear to all. When a person considers this, he does not kill or cause to kill.” (Dhammapada, 129)

There are a lot of great resources out there. This is not an exhaustive list but some top recommendations! To learn more about the Vegan Sangha, please email: mindbodytherapist@gmail.com. Compiled by Alexandra Arbogast. Last updated 11/2021


Educational Films

Animal Cruelty

Earthlings: A 2005 American documentary about human’s dependence on animals for economic purposes. It graphically depicts the industry standard for animals bred as pets, food, clothing, for entertainment and research: www.nationearth.com

Dominion: A 2018 Australian documentary in which filmmakers use hidden cameras and aerial drones to investigate the dark side of animal agriculture. It graphically depicts the industry standard for animals raised as food. www.dominionmovement.com

Environment

Cowspiracy: 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: www.cowspiracy.com

Eating Our Way to Extinction: Starring globally renowned figures and the world’s leading scientists, changing the way people look at their food and the food industry: www.eating2extinction.com

Human Health & Performance

Forks Over Knives: Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes: www.forksoverknives.com

What the Health: Exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing trillions in healthcare dollars and keeping us sick: www.whatthehealthfilm.com

The Game Changers: Explores optimal diet for human performance and showcases elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes: www.thegamechangersmovie.com

Social Justice

They’re Trying to Kill Us: Exploration into the insidious relationship between structural racism and chronic disease: www.theyretryingtokillus.com

Spirituality

Animals and the Buddha: A film by Dharma Voices for Animals featuring interviews with world-renowned Buddhist monastics and lay teachers about connections between Buddhism and compassion for animals. Available on YouTube (with subtitles in several languages).

A Prayer for Compassion: A documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path, to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regardless of species, and make choices in alignment with this value. www.aprayerforcompassion.com

Free Vegan Mentoring

Books

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

Plant-Based Medical Resources

Humane & Sustainable Agriculture Labels

Unfortunately, much labeling like “natural,” “no added hormones,” “cage-free,” “free-range,” and “USDA grass-fed” is meaningless. If you are not vegan yet and are looking for a more reliable source of labeling, look for these certifications: Global Animal Partnership Certified, Raised Without Antiobiotics, Pasture Raised, American Grassfed Association (AGA Certified), and Animal Welfare Approved.

Podcasts

The Chickpeeps, Brown Vegan, The Disclosure Podcast, The Sweet Tooth Vegan, The Exam Room, The Minimalist Vegan, The Vegan Fitness Podcast, Our Hen House, The Simply Vegan Podcast, The Main Street Vegan, Food for Thought, The Rich Roll podcast

Vegan Related Organizations

Positive Videos to Connect with Animals

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