Veganism As Social Justice? (Excellent Video)

Here’s a great video that’s short, simple, and makes an important point powerfully.

In about a minute and a half, The Vegan Society’s new video promo, Do You Want to Make History, makes a powerful case for veganism as a social justice movement connected to all other important social justice movements throughout modern history.

If you love animals, why eat them? If you care about the environment, veganism is also the only way to feed the human population sustainably.

Check out the video here:

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150 comments

Virginia Abreu de Paula

I have just found it. Perfect for us in Brazil in a time people are fighting in the streets. But...don't include the animals in their plea. They also don't mirror themselves in those who did the right thing as Ghandi and Luther King. Great video. Smart, smart, smart. I am sharing in my face.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Veganism As Social Justice!

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Veganism As Social Justice!

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

..........whoops, hit the orange button by mistake! Anyway, what difference does it make if somebody lives in Somalia or Southeast Omaha if they have health issues that require them to eat a certain way, ie., NOT be vegan? Yes, vegans CAN take supplements and even then, some have had to abandon the effort because they still were not as healthy as they should have been. James, you know as well as I do, and I could mention names of members here that you would easily recognize, who have tried unsuccessfully to be vegan, and they did so under the expert assistance of nutritionalists who were experts on being vegan.

Sorry, James, but we're not being irresponsible to point out your hypocricies, it's YOU who are being irresponsible when continuing to harp on the same stuff that we've discussed now dozens of times throughout the past couple of years and that you've been told over and over again were the facts. You have a very selective memory.....ie., you remember only what you WANT to remember and what supports your agenda. You've done it with me many times, insult and accuse and then when it's pointed out that I do NOT support factory farms or CAFO's and then you say, "oh, yeah, I forgot, I'm sorry".

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Yes, James, you ARE ignoring facts and what difference does it make if somebody lives in Somalia or Southeast Omaha if they have health issues that

James S.
james S.3 years ago

Hi Pego - I'm not ignoring anybody's health or nutrition and to say that I am, and that means I'm not for social justice, is irresponsible. I'm not referring to someone in Somalia who has no choices. I'm aware that for various reasons, some have no choice; however, most do. It's proven that most can thrive on plants only. There are thriving vegans everywhere and for many posts, I provided long lists of vegans who are literally breaking records for strength, endurance, flexibility... Timothy Bradley is the latest - WBO, welterweight champion of the world, 30-0. Are you aware of the training regimen of a world champion boxer? He's just one of the many. Local farms? How many support CAFO's as opposed to those who support local? How many who support local even have to have an animal killed? Is there no extra abuse and suffering at local farms? There's this perception that local farms are heaven on earth. Many are good, run by good people; many contain horrific abuse, as I've seen. Evidence is mounting so quickly that soon enough, it won't even be a debate as to whether or not most have no need to consume animals or animal products.

Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Libby,first of all, most of us don't jump to "share" this stuff on Facebook and think the article itself is silly. Secondly, there is no need for multiple comments using ALL CAPS, which is considered "yelling" by internet etiquette. I have to admit, while I eat a predominately vegetarian diet myself, it is amusing to read how somebody else claims to be a "veggie". I have this mental image of somebody running around in a carrot suit.

Libby Connor
L Connor3 years ago

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON EMAIL AND FACEBOOK, THERE IS NO UNPLEASANT FOOTAGE AT ALL! AND IT ONLY LASTS 1.5 MINUTES. A WONDERFUL AND GREAT VIDEO. I BECAME VEGGIE BECAUSE I NO LONGER WANTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF ANIMALS AND THEN VEGAN FOR THE SAME REASON. ANIMALS SHARE OUR PLANET AND ARE NOT HERE TO BE SUBJUGATED, KILLED, HUNTED, FARMED, ABUSED, USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT, EXPERIMENTED ON OR HUMILIATED AND HARMED BY US.

Libby Connor
L Connor3 years ago

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON EMAIL AND FACEBOOK, THERE IS NO UNPLEASANT FOOTAGE AT ALL! AND IT ONLY LASTS 1.5 MINUTES. A WONDERFUL AND GREAT VIDEO. I BECAME VEGGIE BECAUSE I NO LONGER WANTED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF ANIMALS AND THEN VEGAN FOR THE SAME REASON. ANIMALS SHARE OUR PLANET AND ARE NOT HERE TO BE SUBJUGATED, KILLED, HUNTED, FARMED, ABUSED, USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT, EXPERIMENTED ON OR HUMILIATED AND HARMED BY US.

James S.
james S.3 years ago

There is no doubt this is a social justice movement. That is in no way saying that those who consume animals and animal products are bad; what I'm saying takes into account many factors: industrialized farming, lies and propaganda that tell us we have to eat animals when most don't, destruction to planet and humanity, workers who endure the most horrific conditions (including desensitization to horrific violence)... It's a huge social justice movement. Nothing, in the history of our world, has caused more suffering and destruction than animal agriculture. Nothing even comes close. Multiplying that horrific fact - most don't even need to eat them.