Thank God for the internet! Now we can instantly get information on just about anything, so converting to veganism is easier than ever. All you need to know is online - from vegan recipes to animal rights issues. But to help you get started, we've listed a few of our favorites that cover several categories. We hope this helps!
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ADAPTT.ORG - One of the best and most comprehensive sites on veganism from one of the most influential activists in the world, Gary Yourofsky. Many great resources, including videos, recipes, and more.
CHALLENGE22.COM - Try veganism for 22 days with personalized mentoring from volunteers. An invaluable service for new vegans - and it’s free!
VEGANKIT.COM - A comprehensive guide to veganism and how to get started.
HOWDOIGOVEGAN - An awesome site for new vegans... how to start and stay on the vegan path... and why it's important.
VEGANEASY - Another great resource that also has a 30 day challenge, along with recipes, food additive information, and more. Located in Australia.
MIC THE VEGAN on YouTube - One of the best places to learn essentially any and everything about veganism in a fun and highly technical way.
NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG - Dr. Michael Greger keeps you up-to-date on health and diet issues, with plenty of resources to help you stay out of the doctor’s office.
VEGANUARY.COM - So many wonderful things to see! From education to recipes to social groups, this is a site for everyone.
VEGAN.COM - Well this is a no-brainer! Everything vegan. Yep, that's it.
FOOD & RECIPES
VEGAN.COM/EasyVeganFoods - This page gives you some great ideas on what you can eat that isn't too terribly complicated (for those of us who aren't chefs).
101 COOKBOOKS - Wow! Some amazing recipes with beautiful photos. You'll get hungry just looking at this site!
VEGANUARY - One of our favorite resources for any and all types of recipes! From Mexican to Turkish to Caribbean cuisines, and everything in between!
OH SHE GLOWS - Website from the author of the popular cookbook by the same title. Delicious recipes for every occasion, many of which are gluten-free.
SHOPPING & GROCERY
PANGEA VEGAN STORE - EVERYTHING! Food, supplements, beauty supplies, books, and everything else!
HUNGRYROOT - Vegan food delivery service. Great for gluten-free options.
THRIVE MARKET - Online grocer with all types of products, including a large vegan section.
VEGAN ESSENTIALS - A variety of cruelty-free items and vegan foods.
GUSTA FOODS - Gourmet vegan food in Montreal, Canada (site in French and English)
THE GENTLE CHEF - If you are a true foodie... you have to check out these cookbooks!
VEGAN FASHION SHOPPING LIST - This page by Farm Sanctuary is fantastic for learning how and where to find vegan-friendly clothing and accessories.
PETIT VOUR - "The luxury destination for cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle." Clothing, accessories, skin care, makeup, and more.
HEARTCURECLOTHING - Ethical, eco-friendly, vegan clothing for everyone.
HERBIVORE CLOTHING - Men's and women's apparel and accessories (and more) - vegan and cruelty-free.
GRAPE CAT - Vegan clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.
VAUTE - Vegan couture! Nothing is more awesome than ethical fashion. 8-)
ANONYMOUS FOR THE VOICELESS - Highly effective street activism using the "Cube of Truth" to expose the realities of factory farming and how to end it.
269 LIFE - This collection of brave activists are showing the world that it's time to take action on behalf of the victims of the animal holocaust. Through direct action and civil disobedience they are raising awareness and changing lives. Follow them on Facebook, and find your local 269 to see what they're doing in your area.
DxE: DIRECT ACTION EVERYWHERE - Education, animal rescue and direct action - DxE has been instrumental in exposing the horrors of factory farming through education, open rescues, disruptions, protests and more.
THE SAVE MOVEMENT - Bearing witness to and documenting the last terrifying moments before entering the slaughterhouse. This important activism brings to light the individual lives that are the victims of the holocaust. Each and every being that goes to slaughter is someone, not something.
SEA SHEPHERD - Keep up on ocean conservation - something we should all be concerned about. Sea Shepherd is on the front-lines protecting marine life.
ALDF: ANIMAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND - Covering everything from endangered species to puppy mills, this organization represents animals and their rights. We think this is an incredibly important facet of the battle against suffering and abuse.
FARM SANCTUARY - A U.S. organization that rescues farm animals, of course. But they are also great educators - helping the public understand the realities of eating and exploiting animals, and recognize the animals as individuals, not products.
GARY YOUROFSKY - Probably the most influential vegan / animal liberation activist of our time. His viral video, "Best Speech Ever," has been viewed millions of times, translated into dozens of languages, and inspired tens of thousands of vegans and non-vegans around the world. Check out his channel to see why he has made such a difference.
HOWARD LYMAN (Aka The Mad Cowboy) - This outspoken and entertaining activist was once the owner of a major cattle operation in Montana! Not only is he an influential voice for veganism, he is also an expert on Mad Cow Disease (vCJD) and animal agriculture. Howard garnered international attention when his appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show landed him in a heated law suit with worried Texas cattle ranchers. While Howard doesn't have a social media presence, just search his name on the internet and watch his movies and videos, and you are sure to be outraged, inspired, and informed.
EARTHLING ED - This channel is another great resource for learning. Earthling Ed's calm demeanor and unwavering confidence are inspirational, but he also has several videos that are geared towards helping vegans become activists.
JAMES ASPEY - Former personal trainer turned vegan activist, James Aspey gained international attention when he took a one year vow of silence to raise awareness for the plight of factory farmed animals. He has gathered a large and loyal following due to his charismatic personality and effective and honest approach. A great resource for learning how to talk to meat-eaters (carnists) about veganism.
JOEY CARBSTRONG - A former gang member and ex-con, Joey is a great ambassador to those who feel marginalized by our modern society. The disenfranchised now have someone they can relate to, who can speak to them in real terms and reach their hearts. It's wonderful to follow such a beautiful success story, and his videos are always interesting.
WAYNE HSIUNG - The director and organizer of DxE (Direct Action Everywhere), Wayne is not afraid to put his freedom on the line and challenge animal agriculture and food giants. From protesting to open rescue, Wayne is definitely a leader in the animal liberation movement.
PAUL BASHIR - One of the founders of the incredibly effective and booming activism groups, Anonymous for the Voiceless. A great way to learn how to interact with people and be inspired to educate the masses is to watch Paul do his thing in the Cube of Truth.
PHILIP WOLLEN - This former Vice President of Citibank and General Manager at Citicorp gave up the "good life" to become a voice for the voiceless. His message of peace is powerful and important. Follow him on social media and learn how to take action.
OTHER GREAT SITES
FISHFEEL.ORG - "Fish are amazingly diverse and truly fascinating. Did you know, for example, that fish are fast learners with long-term memories and a keen sense of time? They recognize other individuals, can keep track of complex social relationships, and work cooperatively with other species. Fish are inquisitive, perceptive, and personable." PLEASE take some time to learn about fish - the myths, the fact, their perils, and how you can help.
NO MEAT ATHLETE - "No Meat Athlete is about giving you tools, not preaching. We’re all about training tips, recipes, advice on how to transition, and the occasional dose of inspiration — so that even if now isn’t the time for you to start eating less meat (but especially if it is), you’ll know you’ve always got someone in your corner to help you out."
VEGETARIAN FOOD LAB - Detailed reviews of fake meat, plus recipes and more!
VEGANOPOULOUS - A fun blog site that reviews vegan food and restaurants among other things. Based out of Melbourne, Australia.
ONE GREEN PLANET - Everything! This is a great site and worth a visit. News, recipes, and other great info.
BADASS VEGAN - Home of athlete John Lewis, who is out to prove that "you can be cool and still be vegan." We certainly agree!
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