Recommended Resources for Vegan Living

1.  NutritionFacts.org

The latest in health and nutrition-related research delivered in easy-to-understand video segments brought to you by Michael Greger, M.D.

2. TryVeg.com

Veg Starter Guide, recipes, grocery shopping, meal and snack ideas plus info on making the transition.

3. Compassion Over Killing (cok.net)

Focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegan living as a way to build a kinder world.

4. VegNews.com

Award-winning vegan magazine and website with recipes, travel, food, restaurants, product reviews and more.

5. Vegan Outreach (veganoutreach.org)

Produces many good pamphlets and does extensive outreach on college campuses nationwide.

6. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (pcrm.org)

Promotes ethical research, details medical research in which animals are abused, promotes preventive medicine and offers a 21-day vegan kickstart.

7. Movies

  • Farm to Fridge
  • Forks Over Knives
  • Vegucated
  • Peaceable Kingdom; the Journey Home
  • Food, Inc.
  • A Sacred Duty
  • Meet Your Meat
  • The Ghosts In Our Machines
  • Speciesism
  • Cowspericy

8. United Poultry Concerns (UPC-online.org)

The only group that campaigns against cruelty to chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Learn how chickens are really raised and slaughtered and how eggs are produced. Good website and magazine. Recipes, too.

9. veganessentials.com - vegancuts.com

Online ordering for specialty foods, health and beauty programs, shoes and clothing.

10. North American Vegetarian Society (navs-online.org)

Vegetarian Voice magazine - hosts the annual Vegetarian Summerfest Conference in Johnstown PA each year. Hundreds of attendees, dozens of presenters, seminars, panels, cooking demonstrations, plenary and small group presentations, entertainment - and five days of vegan food presented by a professional vegan chef.

11. NelsonsBooks.com

Animal rights, environment and 100% vegan recipe books.

12.  Animal Sanctuaries

Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

13. All-creatures.org

Working for a peaceful world for humans, animals and the world. Promotes cruelty-free living according to Judeo-Christian ethics - book reviews, art and photos, recipes, campaigns - All-creatures hosts many other websites including the Christian Vegetarian Associationand several animal rights organizations.

14.  Jewish Veg (jewishveg.com)

Deeply explores the connection between Jewish teachings and the treatment of animals and our environment. Contains the extensive writings of Richard Schwartz, PhD. Also get the free download of the DVD "A Sacred Duty."

15. The Christian Vegetarian Association (christianveg.org)
An international,non-denomination ministry of Christians who respectfully encourage healthy, God-honoring plant-based nutrition

16. Micah Publications (micahbooks.com)
The source for books on the Jewish connection to vegetarianism, fiction, philosophy, cookbooks and holidays.

17. Books

  • The China Study
  • The World Peace Diet"

18. HappyCow.net
When traveling go to happycow.net for restaurant and health food store listings (or download the Happy Cow app!). Also, check the message board at your local health food store for classes and presentations.

Need more information?

 Go to vivavegie.com and read "101 Reasons Why I Am a Vegetarian" (also known as "the mighty convincer").

Join our online Meetup Group- Hudson Valley Vegans