Some people make this decision for health reasons. The following websites offer graphs, videos, recipes, and more:
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.
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
In addition, here's a list of movies, books, apps and additional websites.
Food, Inc (2009)
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?
Forks Over Knives
The Emotional World of Farm Animals (2004)
My Life as a Turkey by PBS (2011)
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)
Wag'hen for Ewe
Throughout the virtual events we’ll continue to look at our connection with animals, along with learning about their behavior, emotions, and cognition. This is a culmination of those findings.
The Farm Sanctuary website includes The Someone Project which provides research and anecdotes of farm animals and sea life. You may also want to explore Farm Sanctuary Videos to meet some of the animals.
The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, Inc connects the scientific community with animal advocacy groups.
These are documentary clips shared and discussed during our virtual events.
Bearing Hibernation Event
Touching the Wild
My Life as a Turkey