7 films that will explain to everyone why people go vegan

If you’ve decided you want to be a vegan, or just want to know more about it, there are loads of places to start. First of all, well done. Pat on the back. There are a number of films that can help you with your research. They explore the various motivations for a vegan lifestyle, from the environment to health and animal welfare. Some films will traumatise you and make you cry (Earthlings) while others will captivate you and make you want to show your mum (Cowspiracy) but all of them are well worth watching.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

This movie, backed by Leo DiCaprio, follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – animal agriculture.

It is the leading cause of deforestation, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, species extinction, ocean dead zones, and virtually every other environmental ill.

Free on Netflix.


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Vegucated follows a group of meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks, lured by tales of weight lost and health regained.

This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three everyday people.

Free on Netflix (or here).

Gary Yourofsky – The Most Important Speech You Will Ever Hear

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An inspirational life-changing speech by Gary Yourofsky, an animal liberation activist, national lecturer on animal rights and veganism, and founder of ADAPTT, a non-profit organization based in the US. The speech was held at Georgia Tech university in July 8 2010.

Watch here.

Forks Over Knives

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Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called ‘diseases of affluence’ that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Watch the trailer here.


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Earthlings is an award-winning documentary about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research.

It is widely considered the most persuasive documentary ever made. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and features music by Moby (both vegans).

Watch here.


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Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity.

We discover the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, and how little humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.

Free on Netflix. Watch the trailer here.

101 Reasons To Go Vegan

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The Vegan Atheist provides a critical look at religious and non-religious issues from the perspective of a vegan atheist.

Here, in this hour-long presentation, he busts some myths about veganism and shows you the light in an accessible manner.

Watch here.


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