5 Powerful Vegan Documentaries to Watch When You’re Snowed In
Without a doubt, having watched a documentary about animal rights or veganism is one of the top reasons people move toward a vegan diet. Watching one of these is a great way to learn about the lives of billions of animals subjected to horrific treatment at farms, the far-reaching impact animal agriculture has on climate change, and how animal products adversely affect our health.
If you’re looking for some vegan documentaries to check out the next time you’re snowed in, here are five informative films you can watch online, including some that were released in the past few months:
In July, the highly anticipated Australian animal rights documentary Dominion launched for online viewing worldwide! The film is co-produced by Shaun Monson, who is well-known for creating Earthlings, the comprehensive 2005 documentary that explores our relationship with nonhuman animals, including those used in food production.
Watch the trailer here:
The powerful new documentary short Hurricane Heroes offers a glimpse into the lives of farmed animals who are left behind when natural disaster strikes and the brave rescuers who give their all to save them.
In September, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas, causing massive floods and widespread destruction. The Mercy For Animals video team went to North Carolina to document the aftermath and speak with Jay Yontz and Kristin Hartness—the founders of Ziggy’s Refuge animal sanctuary—who went to great lengths to rescue animals suffering in the storm’s wake.
Watch the film here:
MFA’s powerful new documentary shows the lengths people will go to save animals during times of peril.A huge thank you to We Animals and Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary for their support on this!
Posted by Mercy For Animals on Thursday, November 8, 2018
While this award-winning documentary was released in 2014, given the current climate crisis, its message is more important than ever. Cowspiracy explains how our animal-based diets contribute to everything from climate change and species extinction to land and water wastage. Watch it on Netflix or download it from the film’s website for $4.95.
The End of Meat
The End of Meat, produced in Germany by filmmaker Marc Pierschel, highlights the hidden impact of our meat-heavy diets and the growing movement to bring about a world where we don’t exploit and kill animals for food. Pierschel meets Esther the Wonder Pig, visits the first vegetarian city in India, and observes the innovators making meat and dairy products without animals.
The film is available on iTunes in North America. Watch the trailer here:
Eating You Alive
Research continues to prove that a nutritious plant-based diet is beneficial for your health—staving off heart disease, preventing diabetes, and cutting your risk of stroke. Eating You Alive shares the truth about why Americans are so sick and how we can improve our health. With appearances from notable vegan doctors, this brand-new feature-length film is informative and inspiring, encouraging people to take their health into their own hands.
Watch the trailer here:
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