5 Must See Videos On Why We Shouldn’t Eat Animals

More than 10 billion land animals are killed for food in the United States alone every year, but we have the power to change that frightening statistic.

The only way to open our hearts and minds to this monstrous problem is through educating ourselves and those around us. For some, gory videos of pigs being beaten and chicks being ground up alive is too much cruelty to bear witness to, which is why a softer yet still impactful approach must be taken.

Whether you’re eager to learn more but can’t stand being bombarded with violent imagery, or you are looking for powerful material to help spread the message in a peaceful way, check out the following five videos:

1. Do you want to make history? Then watch this:

In just a minute and a half, The Vegan Society makes a powerful case for veganism as a social justice movement, interconnecting it with all other important social justice movements throughout modern history. Making a complex issue seem so simple and accessible, we’re left feeling inspired and motivated to make a positive change.

2. This 6 minute and 2 second video may leave you with a new perspective:

This clip from the thought provoking documentary Samsara gives us a heartbreaking glimpse into the cycle of factory meat. It takes us on a journey through poultry, pork and cattle facilities, a grocery store, a fast food restaurant and finally a doctor’s office. You won’t see any animals being beaten or hear their cries, instead you’ll see a stunningly shot insight into our modern food processing.

3. One simple choice you make has the power to reduce pollution, save resources, combat world hunger, improve your health and create a kinder world:

We are at a critical point in human history where the effects of our choices are felt globally — on animals, people and the planet. We have can change all of that by making simple choices that can benefit everyone. This essential message is beautifully presented in under 3 minutes and is well worth the watch.

4. Animals should be off the menu and here’s why:

Phillip Wollen makes a blazing animal rights speech delivering a powerful and hard hitting reality check  in 10 minutes flat. It’s difficult not to be drawn in by this passionate philanthropist on a mission to help us realize that there cannot be spiritual advancement while continuing to attain our nourishment from the cruelty and exploitation of others.

5. The best speech you will ever hear:

Gary Yourofsky’s inspirational speech is a must see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place. His charismatic and straightforward style is truly one of a kind. Blowing away the myths and posing poignant questions that ask us to re-examine the way we treat animals, this discussion will help you to make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul.

Have you seen any of the above? Which is your favorite and why?

Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur | We Animals

77 comments

Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for the article.

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Dale O.

Agreed John c, LLOYD H, Kim W. Videos presenting the deplorable conditions in factory farms tend to ignore that there is a world outside the factory farm. But since the vegan agenda is never eat animals from any source it is not possible for them to present the facts that many animals are raised on small farms where the conditions are humane and the mega corporate world of the factory farm doesn't exist there. Instead, there are those who believe that anyone who eats meat is heartless or are trolls. There are a number of vegans who label omnivores as 'mentally ill' not to mention all of the other insults in the book implying that only vegans can have a heart.

It's true Azaima A, there are some Buddhists that eat meat yet there some will always say that no Buddhists that are 'real' Buddhists eat meat, putting their own spin on Buddhists. It is fairly obvious that even some Buddhists out there are omnivores.

Virginia Abreu de Paula

There is only one thing I don't really like in these kind of videos. It's not true that everybody that eats meat love birds, cats and dogs. If I were an ET I would think dogs live very well in this planet after watching this video. The same for all pets. The reality is different. Some are loved. Most are not! And in some parts of the world dogs are also eaten! I know people who don't eat meat and don't care at all about dogs. And of course, there are those, like me, who don't eat meat and care for all animals.

Cristina Fisher
Cristina Fisher2 years ago

People should have a choice in what they eat.

Stefano S.
Stefano Stronati3 years ago

All rite, people; I know I'm wrong. I've been able to reduce eating meat a lot, but I haven't been able to stop eating definitively. I said I know I'm wrong; and I wish to do penance, pointing you out two videos that prove cows are intelligent and sensitive animals. Yes: cows like music - probably as much as we humans like it. A jazz music group made a little concert in front of a little herd; here are the two videos of the "concert".
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTQD7imxd8o
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUNSwTpH2h4

Bernadett P
Britt P3 years ago

I grew a heart at 17 and have been vegan since (for 14 years now). The mere knowledge was enough for me, and never needed to watch a video to be convinced that harming animals is wrong. What I am wondering is where are the usual trolls are that try to convince people that vegans are mentally ill and are destroying the planet.... they could use some insight from this article.

Nimue Pendragon

I don't need to watch the videos, I haven't eaten animals for 18 years.

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you for the tools to help persuade others. (p, t)

Lynn C.
Lynn C3 years ago

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