Melanie Joy’s TED Talk
Psychologist Melanie Joy coined the word ‘carnism‘, a type of speciesism, used to describe the dominant belief system that explains why we love some animals and eat others. In this video she explains how we have become alienated from our true morals and choices and debunks the myths of carnism. Melanie Joy has stated in her book that she believes it’s possible to obtain diary and eggs without violence, which is clearly not a vegan perspective. Despite this vegetarian perspective, Melanie does identify as a vegan, and this talk is quite useful to watch in order to better understand the ubiquity of Carnism, and in turn, may help vegans to develop a better understanding of the deep socialisation of the belief system of animal exploitation for food. It is also a useful video for non-vegans who are interested in exploring why they hold their beliefs around food, and may help foster better understanding for non-vegans of the vegan persepctive.
Dairy is Scary
A short and fast paced overview of the horrors of the dairy industry by Erin Janus.
Stella McCartney on Leather
Fashion designer Stella McCartney narrates facts about the exploitation involved in the global leather industry and invites you to consider whose skin and suffering is involved in creating leather goods.
A short video exploring the myriad ways the fishing industry is catastrophically damaging our planet.
Is your Diet Destroying the Ocean
A fact-filled and short video by Mic the Vegan outlining the plight of the oceans and ocean life resulting from humanity’s pillaging of living ocean beings for food and the destruction of ocean ecosystems through pollution caused by land animal agriculture for food.
Carnism: Do You Love Animals?
A short, thought provoking and non-graphic video by Mic the Vegan providing a factual and emotive argument for overcoming the dominant belief system of carnism, overviewing examples of the harms to the environment, animals and humans that carnism renders invisible.
The Story of Stuff
A short, animated documentary about our addiction to consumerism, with the message that we can’t indefinitely operate on a linear system of extractive consumption when the earth’s capacity is finite.
Land of Hope and Glory
Exploring the hidden truth behind UK farming, this documentary, made by Surge, exposes the truth of animal rights violations behind standard legal practice in over 100 UK facilities. In the UK we have been socialised to believe that farming and slaughter in our country is ‘humane’. This sets the record straight – there is no such thing as humane animal farming.
Narrated by award winning Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix, this documentary uses under cover footage to expose the problematic human use and rights violations of other animals in various industries in the US, including animal agriculture and the pet trade.
This documentary, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Sadie Sink, as well as the singer Sia, is composed of footage from aerial drones and hidden cameras to document the use and exploitation of animals in Australia.
H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters
This film examines the ways our standard western diet is harming us and the planet with the message that by changing our eating habits we can change the world.
Available on Netflix and Amazon
- Invisible Vegan – Amazon
- Cowspiracy – Netflix
- What the Health – Netflix
- Forks Over Knives – Netflix
- Game Changers – Netflix
- Hogwood movie – Amazon | Apple TC | Google Play Movies