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On this page you can find extra information about the documentaries and accounts that are mentioned in our post about World Vegan Day (November 1st).

Check our post to find out more about what veganism entails and why you should consider it. Read below what documentaries you must watch and awesome Instagram accounts you should follow!

World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day! Vegan Day first occurred in 1994 on the 1st of November as a way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vegan Society (UK) and the coinage of the terms ‘vegan’ and ‘veganism’. Today also marks the start of World Vegan Month. World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world as a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come and to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle is.

 

Documentaries to watch

The Game Changers (Netflix) is about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. It covers multiple success stories of plant-based athletes, references scientific studies, and touches on other arguments for plant-based diets that extend to non-athletes.

Cowspiracy (Netflix) explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of a few environmental organizations on this issue. The film looks at various environmental concerns, including global warming, water use, deforestation, and ocean dead zones, and suggests that animal agriculture is the primary source of environmental destruction.

What the Health (Netflix) critiques the health impact of meat, fish, eggs and dairy products consumption, and questions the practices of leading health and pharmaceutical organizations.

Forks over Knives (Netflix) advocates a low-fat, whole-food, vegan diet as a way to avoid or reverse several chronic diseases.

Dominion (free to watch online) shows the many ways in which animals are regularly abused. A total of six facets are illuminated: farm animals, wild animals, companion animals, entertainment animals, fur animals, and animal experimentation.

Instagram accounts and websites

@wateetjedanwel — Suzanne’s Dutch food blog contains recipes, information and product reviews. Besides food she also writes about beauty, lifestyle, books and more. She also has a YouTube channel.

@30dagenvegan — Via the website–aimed at beginners–you can challenge yourself to eat vegan for 30 days. Subscribe for free and get daily emails with recipes, information and tips to get through your first vegan month.

@veganwiki.nl — On their Instagram account and website you can find which items are vegan. You can search per category, store or enter a search term.

@huh_is_this_vegan — This account is managed by Floortje and contains an overview of vegan products.

@earthlinged — Earthling Ed is a British animal rights advocate and vegan activist. He spreads awareness through his Instagram, YouTube, podcast, TEDx talks, his animal rights organisation Surge, and more.

@proveg.nlProVeg Nederland is a foundation that aims to accelerate the transition towards a plant-based food system. The foundation’s stated goal is to make it easier for consumers to eat plant-based more often and also to help companies address the growing demand in plant-based products.

@nlvegan — The Dutch association for veganism provides information about veganism on their Instagram account and their website. You can become a member, get discounts at certain shops and restaurants, and receive the quarterly vegan magazine. The association also organizes many initiatives such as the above mentioned Vegan Challenge and Vegan Wiki.

Aside from the mentioned documentaries and accounts, there are many more. Lots of (cook)books about veganism are available as well. We encourage you to do more and thorough research besides the brief, summarized information stated here.

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