NOV 13, 2020
Adopting A Vegan Lifestyle: 5 Books for Inspiration
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Veganism is more than just a diet; it is an ideology that supports animal rights. The exploitation and cruelty that our animals experience for the sake of entertainment, clothing and food have sadly been normalized in our society. The welfare of our animals is not nearly as valued as it should be and we can no longer turn a blind eye to how inhumane animal agricultural practices truly are.
A vegan lifestyle means finally recognizing the concept that animals have rights, too. Additionally, veganism also leads to better health. Transitioning to a completely new lifestyle may feel very challenging at first. To start with, what you need to consider are your reasons and morals for wanting to make the switch.
To help you better understand veganism, here’s a list of five books that will truly inspire you!
1. GO VEGAN - HOW TO EASILY START AND IMPLEMENT A VEGAN LIFESTYLE FOR BETTER HEALTH BY JORDANA ATKINS
This book introduces readers to the vegetarian lifestyle and emphasizes the very reason why people decide to go vegan. The first part explains why people choose a plant-based diet and lifestyle. It also provides step-by-step recipes for creating healthy meals.
There are simple guides and practical tips that each reader can follow to understand how it feels to live life as a vegan. It also debunks common misconceptions about vegan diets. Overall, it’s the perfect starter book for those curious about the ins and outs of veganism.
2. VEGAN: THE NEW ETHICS OF EATING BY ERIK MARCUS
This book examines the works of various experts in the fields of nutrition, weight loss, population, disease, and activism.
It’s an eye-opener that illustrates the fact that vegan health is not solely about adopting a plant-based diet. There’s an advocacy behind this particular lifestyle whereby you become part of the solution and change to our planet at large.
3. THE PIG WHO SANG TO THE MOON THE EMOTIONAL WORLD OF FARM ANIMALS BY JEFFREY MASON
Indeed, animals can’t talk, but they do have emotions.
In this book, Jeffrey Masson has proven it. Animals have distinct qualities that show just how intelligent they really are. They can follow instructions, respond when their name is called, and even express grief.
The author’s scientific studies and experience exposes the truth about the inhumane treatment so many animals in our world endure. From being a resource for food, clothing and circus entertainment, animals have been treated abysmally in the name of greed.
4. DO UNTO ANIMALS: A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO HOW ANIMALS LIVE, AND HOW WE CAN MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER BY TRACEY STEWART
This inspiring book is a New York Times bestseller! The author, a former veterinary technician and an animal advocate, wants to positively impact the lives of animals by treating them fairly and with kindness.
The conversational tone that the author uses in her writing also helps you to more easily grasp the content. It emphasizes the importance of being compassionate to animals and how we can provide them with a safe environment.
5. EVERY TWELVE SECONDS: INDUSTRIALIZED SLAUGHTER AND THE POLITICS OF SIGHT (YALE AGRARIAN STUDIES SERIES) BY TIMOTHY PACHIRAT
Pachirat speaks directly from the perspective of someone who has witnessed 2,500 cattle being killed daily in a slaughterhouse. His first-hand experience is a stunning account of the atrocities behind the slaughter industry and the facilitation of violent labor.
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These five books were all written to educate and inspire people to consider a plant-based lifestyle.
One way to support our animals’ basic rights is to stop purchasing the products that are made from animals and animal by-products. Sales from the beauty and fashion industry have ballooned overtime because of people’s interest in these products but we as a whole have the collective power to facilitate major changes by what we eat, what we wear, and how we live.