Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them.
In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike. Read It Now
Most people agree that animal cruelty is wrong until they eat animal cruelty.
Amazon Video Suggestion The End Of Meat directed by Marc Pierschel In The End of Meat, filmmaker Marc Pierschel embarks on a journey to discover what effect a post-meat world would have on the environment, the animals and ourselves. He meets Esther the Wonder Pig, who became an internet phenomenon; talks to pioneers leading the vegan movement in Germany; visits the first fully vegetarian city in India; witnesses rescued farm animals enjoying their newly found freedom; observes the future food innovators making meat and dairy without the animals, even harvesting “bacon” from the ocean and much more. Watch It Now
Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! This funny, inspirational story shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek’s adventure–from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals. (Amazon Book Description) Read It Now
Everyone is against animal cruelty until it’s time to eat.
Amazon Book Suggestion Please Don’t Eat Meat: If you give them a name you can’t eat them by Nelia Faye Gay You will enjoy this book if you love animals. It is filled with beautiful photos of farm animals having fun, having babies, and learning that they are meat. This story will help you to understand why you should not eat meat, and the last chapter tells you directly what can happen to your body when you do eat red meat. You will have as much fun as the babies in the story while reading this book. Then, hopefully, if you change your diet a little bit, you can live a longer and healthier life. Please don’t eat meat. Read It Now
Imagine the pain of an animal and then ask yourself one straightforward question: Do I need to kill it in order to live? And, if you do not need to eat animals to live a good life, then ask yourself the following, and perhaps more pertinent, questions: Is slaughtering a cow, beheading a chicken, or hooking a fish necessary? Is my palate the driving force behind my ethical values? (Amazon Book Description) Listen Now
The protest against meat eating may turn out to be one of the most significant movements of our age. In terms of our relations with animals, it is difficult to think of a more urgent moral problem than the fate of billions of animals killed every year for human consumption. This book argues that vegetarians and vegans are not only protestors, but also moral pioneers. It provides 25 chapters which stimulate further thought, exchange, and reflection on the morality of eating meat. A rich array of philosophical, religious, historical, cultural, and practical approaches challenge our assumptions about animals and how we should relate to them. (Amazon Book Description) Read It Now
Imagine the pain of an animal and then ask yourself one straightforward question: Do I need to kill it in order to live? And, if you do not need to eat animals to live a good life, then ask yourself the following, and perhaps more pertinent, questions: Is slaughtering a cow, beheading a chicken, or hooking a fish necessary? Is my palate the driving force behind my ethical values? (Amazon Book Description) Listen To It Now
Veganism is believing that an animal’s life is worth more than a meal.
Vegan Book Suggestion Being Vegan: Living With Conscience, Conviction, and Compassion by Joanne Stepaniak In Being Vegan, renowned activist and award-winning on-line columnist Joanne Stepaniak presents the definitive Q&A primer on an often misunderstood life choice. Fielding questions from friends and foes, she describes how compassion, kindness, and mercy to animals can be integrated into everyday life. It covers living the vegan philosophy and ethic, discovering hidden animal products and ingredients, and more. (Amazon Book Description)
Vegans do their part to resist this cruel and violent world.
Amazon Book Suggestion Radical Revolution: The fight for animal liberation by Stephen Saunders Veganism is more than a healthy lifestyle choice—it’s a moral imperative. Society continues to engage in widespread animal oppression, slaughtering billions of helpless living creatures each year. Saunders takes readers through a wide range of disciplines and eras to make his case, exploring the origins of hunting and eating meat, contemporary research on what nutrients people need (and from what sources they are available), and how veganism builds on the values of earlier radical groups like the Romantics, the Luddites, the Transcendentalists, and abolitionists. Tone aside, there is much here that should give the progressive meat eater pause. The book is a reminder that while vegans may sometimes sound patronizing to carnivores, their complaints about the food system cannot be ignored forever. Read It Now
Amazon Book Suggestion OBLIVIOUS: A Vegan Memoir by Sande Nosonowitz In this passionate and powerful new memoir, Sande Nosonowitz constructs a revealing narrative, unveiling verities of the world she thought she knew, but didn’t. In Oblivious, we travel with her on an emotional journey to veganism. Shop Now
Vegans aren’t perfect, we have to use a system that doesn’t look after underpaid and exploited workers who harvest our food. Non-vegans however use that same system, say nothing about it until veganism is mentioned, then offer no solutions.