Why Become

Health

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

Animals

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.

Environment

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

 

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

In addition, here's a list of movies, books and apps.

Type

Health

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

Animal

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

Environment

Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Cowspiracy (2014)

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.

 

Organizations

 

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. 

 

Documentaries

These are documentary clips shared and discussed during our virtual events. 

Touching the Wild | Narrator shares his experiences with a herd of mule deer, including their rituals, encounters, and a reunion.

 

My Life as a Turkey | Narrator raises a flock of wild turkeys. He introduces how this came about. Then he shares their language, and them playing with other animals.

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