Why Become


Some people make this decision for health reasons. The following websites offer graphs, videos, recipes, and more:


Willow Tree Image BROWN.png

There are many resources illustrating what animals face in food producing facilities. It’s an important factor in making this decision. However, our focus will be on animal behavior, emotions, and cognition. Because understanding other species, helps us make an educated decision on what we eat to what we wear. For more information, please see the Wag’hen for Ewe section below.


In making your decision, please consider the amount of food, water, fuel, and land it takes to produce animal products, and its impacts.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Here is their Sixth Assessment Report.

The Rearing Cattle Produces More Greenhouse Gases than Driving Cars, UN Report Warns article

by the United Nations News in 2006 provides a good foundation. With a more recent article in 2013 by the Humane Society International on Animal Agriculture One of the Largest Contributors to Global Warming, UN Body Reaffirms

Here's a list of movies, books, apps and additional websites. 


VideoIcon Yellow.png
AppIcon4SZ Yellow.png
WWW Icon.png


Food, Inc (2009)

Vegucated (2010)

Forks Over Knives (2011)

PlantPure Nation (2015)

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

The China Study by T. Collin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II M.D.

Is it Vegan?

Bunny Free

Forks Over Knives


The Emotional World of Farm Animals (2004)

My Life as a Turkey by PBS (2011)

Blackfish (2013)

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows by Melanie Joy, PhD

Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur

Teach Your Dog to Read by Bonnie Bergin ED. D


Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Cowspiracy (2014)


Self -Study Curriculum

Step #1 Why Become

 Please click icon to begin. 

Movie White Button WHITE.png

Why Become Video