Doing These 4 Things Might Just Get Your Friends to Go Vegan
Last week, we asked you to tell us what motivated you to go vegan, and it quickly became clear what the real “vegan makers” are. So, in the spirit of world domination, here are four of the best ways to get your friends to go vegan.
1. Watch a Documentary Together
Watching a documentary about animal rights or veganism was the number one reason people moved toward a vegan diet. Here are some of the standouts:
• Earthlings: This 2005 documentary narrated by famed actor Joaquin Phoenix explores our relationship with non-human animals, including those used in food production.
• Cowspiracy: Released in 2014, this documentary explains how our meat-heavy diets impact everything from climate change and species extinction to land and water wastage. Your friends will never look at meat the same way again.
• Forks Over Knives: This 2011 film details the health benefits of a plant-based diet, such as reduced risk and even reversal of most chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
2. Share Undercover Investigations
Most people have no idea how brutally factory farms abuse animals to bring us meat, dairy, and eggs. Sharing undercover videos is an effective way to expose friends and family to the truth and inspire change. Check out some of our most powerful investigative footage:
• Farm to Fridge: Narrated by James Cromwell, this powerful 11-minute film gives viewers an eye-opening look behind the closed doors of the nation’s factory farms and slaughterhouses.
• What Cody Saw: One man’s search to uncover the truth put his life on a course he never expected. This film features a former MFA undercover investigator.
3. Visit a Farmed Animal Sanctuary
Many people are inspired to go veg after connecting with an individual farmed animal and realizing all animals are just as deserving of compassion as the dogs and cats we all know and love. Take your loved ones on a trip to a farmed animal sanctuary to meet the amazing animals who live there and hear their moving rescue stories. This is sure to be an experience your friends and family won’t soon forget!
4. Share Delicious Vegan Food
Most people have no idea how delicious vegan food can be or that there is such an abundance of mouthwatering plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy, and eggs.
If you want your friends and family to consider veganism, they need to know that they can still have all of their favorites dishes. So get cooking! Click here for a list of savory vegan recipes even meat eaters will love.
The animals are counting on you. Good luck!