Movies, Books, and Other Great Resources on Farm Animal Issues

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Movies, Books, and Other Great Resources on Farm Animal Issues

There are so many great movies, books, websites, and other resources out there to keep people informed and up-to-date about farm animal issues. Here’s a comprehensive list of some of our favorites.

Movies

  • The End of Meat: “The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.”
  •  Slice of Life: “Everyone has different relations with their refrigerator. Slice of Life has been developed from the idea of people making nice relations with refrigerators.”
  •  The Game Changers: “A UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.”
  •  From the Ground Up: “In the feature documentary From the Ground Up, former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time, as a vegan.”
  •  Cowspiracy: “Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.”
  •  What the Health: “An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.”
  •  The Invisible Vegan: “The Invisible Vegan is a 90-minute independent documentary that explores the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community, foregrounding the health and wellness possibilities enabled by plant-based vegan diets and lifestyle choices.”
  •  The Ghosts in Our Machine: “A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.”
  •  Food, Inc.: “An unflattering look inside America’s corporate controlled food industry.”
  • Promises: “Join Jo-Anne McArthur on an investigation into the industrial farming of chickens. Gain a deeper understanding of the burden that all investigators must carry with them: leaving the animals behind.”
  •  Unlocking the Cage: “Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for elephants, cetaceans and nonhuman apes in the U.S.”
  •  Vegucated: “Vegucated is a guerrilla-style documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about.”
  •  Forks Over Knives: “Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.”
  •  Okja: “A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend—a fascinating beast named Okja.”
  •  Eating Animals: “An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s memoir.”

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Favorite Cookbooks

Informative Websites