Crucial Reading

A History of Veganism
An essay focusing on the first few decades of the original Vegan Society.

This essay featured on A Candid Hominid was partly written to support the contention that veganism is a rejection of nonhuman exploitation that goes beyond dietary guidelines.

Humans are Natural Plant Eaters
According to the best evidence: our bodies.

An article by Michael Bluejay addressing evidence that shows humans are optimized for eating mostly or exclusively plant foods.

Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian Diets
Support of vegan diets by the ADA.

The position supports that appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.

The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness
Scientific proof that animals are fully conscious individuals.

On July 7, 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to reassess the neurobiological substrates of conscious experience and related behaviors in human and non-human animals. While comparative research on this topic is naturally hampered by the inability of non-human animals, and often humans, to clearly and readily communicate about their internal states, the following observations can be stated unequivocally a series of statements that demand a change in the way we treat our fellow earthlings.

The Ultimate Batrayal: Is There Happy Meat?
Drawing on peer-reviewed research, worker and rescuer testimony and meeting the farmed animals themselves, The Ultimate Betrayal explores the recent shift in labeling animals processed for food.

Drawing on peer-reviewed research, worker and rescuer testimony and meeting the farmed animals themselves, The Ultimate Betrayal explores the recent shift in raising and labeling animals processed for food and the misinformation around this new way of farming. It is now popular to express that your eggs are cage-free and that your meat is organic. But is this trend really the answer to the plentiful problems of raising animals for food? What do the labels really mean? Are these products truly humane, environmentally friendly or healthy? The Ultimate Betrayal offers answers to these critical questions.

http://www.the-ultimate-betrayal.com/
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Vegan and Not an Activist? Sure. Animal Lover and Not a Vegan? Nope.
One doesn’t have to be an activist to live consistent ethics.

An article by Stephanie Ernst giving a great analogy as to why one doesn’t have to be an activist to live consistent ethics.