The animal rights movement was my single biggest inspiration to become an artist. Before I went vegan I had zero motivation to draw or paint, but when I realised I could use art to raise awareness for animals I felt really inspired to start creating. So, if you're on this page then (I'm hoping) you're thinking about going vegan! Woo! It is honestly the best decision I have ever made, and surprisingly easy - especially now that the movement is growing! This page contains some useful resources and research points for anyone interested in making the change to an ethical vegan lifestyle. It is by no means a definitive list - I will just be sharing the information that I found useful when I first went vegan, and anything I have told friends and family to check out.
Free Online Support
Challenge 22 - 22 days of support with everything vegan, including advice from qualified dietitians!
Veganuary - sign up for daily emails containing delicious recipes, meal plans and helpful tips.
Forks Over Knives - an amazing website with a tonne of recipes, advice and answers to commonly asked questions.
Resources / Activism
Bite Size Vegan - a fantastic resource for everything about veganism, backed by peer reviewed studies. The YouTube channel has child friendly videos too!
Nutrition Facts - A comprehensive resource for vegan nutritional advice, again backed by peer-reviewed science.
Carnism Debunked - Another great source for common questions faced as a vegan, as well as further reading.
Anonymous For The Voiceless - street activism based on positive advocacy.
The Save Movement - bearing witness to animals going to slaughter.
DXE - animal rights advocacy based on non-violent direct action.
The above organisations have chapters worldwide, contact them to find a chapter in your area!
The Case For Animal Rights by Tom Regan
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran
How Not To Die by Dr Michael Greger
Food Choice and Sustainability by Dr Richard Oppenlander