There are probably millions of videos on the internet that you would find helpful, informative, and entertaining on the topic of veganism, but we wanted to give you a place to start. Here are a few of the most popular and powerful videos on the subjects of veganism, animal rights, the environment, health, and ethical living. 

Philip Wollen

With our planet on the brink of death... literally... it is imperative that we ALL understand the causes and the remedies and act immediately if we are to survive. Philip Wollen is a former Vice President of Citibank and was also General Manager at Citicorp. He became a vegan following his departure from Citibank, and is now a prominent member of the animal rights movement. His message is one that must not be ignored.

Gary Yourofsky

One of the most influential activists in the vegan / animal liberation movement is Gary Yourofsky  Here is his viral video that has fueled the movement that is changing the world - it’s a must-watch for everyone. We’re pretty sure that if you watch this video you will be inspired to choose a lifestyle of compassion - for your health, for the planet, for the animals.

Essential Videos

Here are more of the best videos on animal rights, veganism, the environmental impacts of our daily choices, and the health benefits of a plant-based diet. A word of warning… viewing one or more of these videos might make you turn vegan! (LOL!)

Damien Mander
Damien Mander: Modern Warrior

Former black-ops sniper, Damien Mander  gives an honest and unforgettable TEDx talk that will make you question your values.

James Aspey
This is Your Wakeup Call

From meat-loving fitness trainer to acclaimed vegan and animal rights activist, James Aspey s story of survival and awakening is sure to inspire you.

101 Reasons To Go Vegan
101 Reasons To Go Vegan

James Wildman of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) gives a comprehensive class on veganism that includes animal ethics and cognitive dissonance. A great resource for education.

Go Vegan Overnight
How To Go Vegan Overnight

5 simple steps in 5 minutes from The Vegan Activist  on going Vegan RIGHT NOW! It's really quite easy so there's not need to delay - the animals can't wait.

Dairy Is Scary by Erin Janus
Dairy Is Scary

The industry explained in 5 minutes. One of the most influential vegan videos on Youtube! Popular YouTuber, Erin Janus, brings you this powerful look at the dairy industry and why we all need to ditch dairy.

What's Wrong with Eggs
What’s Wrong With Eggs?

Erin Janus explains the egg industry. Many people go vegetarian, or vegan but still eating eggs. Why not? Here's why. We're pretty sure you'll be done with eggs after watching this.

Food For Thought Chicken
Food For Thought: Chicken

Once again, Erin Janus reveals the disturbing, disgusting, and heart-wrenching truth about factory farmed animals. With no real protections in place, chickens are probably the most abused animals on the planet.

Turkey Day vegan Thankgiving
Turkey Day

WHAT? OMG, this is pretty nasty ya'll. Another great video by Erin Janus - the perfect video to share with your friends as the holiday season approaches and people want to put a dead turkey on their dinner table. (More about Thanksgiving…)

Seaspiracy Fishing & the Oceans
Seaspiracy: Fishing & the Ocean

NOTE: this incredible 14 minute documentary has been picked up by Netflix and is now a full-length feature documentary. This is a MUST SEE for every human on planet Earth.

Stop Eating Fish
Why You Should Stop Eating Fish

An excellent video, less than 5 minutes long, that will explain the many reasons that eating fish is bad in every way. From the destruction of the oceans to the adverse affects it has on health, eating fish is just bad.

The Consequences of Overfishing
Overfishing: The Consequences

This short 2 minute video breaks down the collapse of the oceans and the disturbing devastation of overfishing. Could we see fishless oceans by the year 2048?

The Mad Cowboy and Rodeos
“The Mad Cowboy” Talks About Rodeos

It only takes less than 3 minutes for you to understand why rodeos are a bloodsport, glorified animal cruelty. Just say NO to RODEO!!! This barbarism has no place in our society. Presented by Howard Lyman.

Food As Medicine with Dr. Greger
Food as Medicine

"Preventing & Treating the Most Dreaded Diseases with Diet.” A live presentation by Dr. Michael Greger exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing some of our most feared causes of death and disability.

Vegan Athletes
Can Vegans Be Top Athletes?

From runners and bodybuilders to climbers and surfers, these athletes are a testament against the misconception that you can't build and fuel the human body on a vegan diet. (Also watch “The Game Changers” Documentary!)

Rip Esselstyn Engine 2
Plant Strong & Healthy Living

TEDx Talk: Former firefighter and author of The Engine 2 DietRip Esselstyn inspired his fellow firefighting crew at the Austin Engine 2 station to follow a plant-based diet and dramatically heal their health.

Whole Food Vegan Guide
Whole Food Vegan Transition Guide

Another super helpful video from Mic the Vegan - this time teaching us how to go from a junk food vegan to a healthy, whole food vegan. This is the most healthy way to eat by far. It’s cheaper, too!

Additional Helpful Videos:

How to start a vegan diet | Everything you need to know!

Why Vegan? (Not graphic)

Beginners Guide to Veganism

What is Veganism? (+ Why You Should Be Vegan)

Is Your Diet Destroying the Ocean? (Mic the Vegan)

For Kids: 5 Reasons We Don’t Eat Meat (Bite Size Vegan)

Anima: Animals. Faith. Compassion. - Religious leaders weigh in on animal cruelty and eating animals.

Power Foods for the Brain (Dr. Neal Barnard) | TEDx

Food Betrayal -- don’t swallow the lies | Alan Lewis | TEDxBoulder

Interview - Colm Kelleher - Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer's Disease

Why Doctors Don't Recommend Veganism #1 (there is an entire series - Plant Based News)

iAnimal - Pigs (virtual reality from an pig's point of view)

iAnimal - The dairy industry in 360 degrees - narrated by Evanna Lynch

COWSPIRACY in 15 Minutes - if you don't have Netflix and don't want to pay to watch the documentary, then check out this free version that hits some of the key points about the future of our planet. A great video to share with others.

Excellent Vegan Youtube Channels:

There are many awesome YouTubers out there who are dedicated to helping people go vegan, and helping vegans to be more informed and healthy. Below are some we think you might like to check out. Many of these good people rely on donations, often through Patreon, to be able to do what they do. If you find someone who you feel is worthy, and you are able, please consider supporting their work through donations.


PLANT BASED NEWS (PBN) - Keep up on what's up. Just like it sounds... news for vegans. YAY!

LIVEKINDLY - Another one of our favorites! All kinds of videos here… from ranking vegan cities to stories of animal rescue. Inspirational, educational, and entertaining.

MIC THE VEGAN - One of the best vegan channels on YouTube, providing entertaining facts and science on pretty much every subject you can think of... and some you would never have thought of.

PICK UP LIMES - With over two million subscribers, Sadia is definitely onto something! This incredibel channel goes beyond plant-based eating, and brings you tips and info on nutrition, wellness, minimalism and travel as well! Great for beginners.


VEGAN RICHA - Vegan cooking for everyone! A truly wonderful channel for cooking inspiration.

BOSH (BOSH.TV) - One of the most popular names in plant-based cooking! Everything you can imagine... made vegan.

CHEAP LAZY VEGAN - Just like it sounds… quick, easy, affordable… and fun! Learn to eat vegan with minimal skills, and be entertained as well. Love this channel!

PEACEFUL CUISINE - A lovely channel by Ryoya Takashima with over two million subscribers! Wonderful recipes for every occasion.

SWEET POTATO SOUL - Vegan cooking, meal prep, fashion, beauty, and more!

PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE (PCRM) - Everything you need to know about health and veganism. Physicians Committee was founded by Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and has more than 10,000 physician members.

HENCH HERBIVORE - Vegan body building, fitness, and nutrition!

 JON VENUS - Attention athletes! Jon Venus is a popular fitness guru / body builder who has dedicated his career to vegan fitness. Relatable and fun, check out his channel for inspiration, meal ideas, etc.


EARTHLING ED (aka Ed Winters) - A very helpful and informative channel all about education and how-to's with a leader in street activism... the very likable and knowledgable Earthling Ed.

JAMES ASPEY (James & Carly) - James' story and extreme (but non-violent) activism have caught the public's attention. His kind and friendly demeanor along with this genuine passion make him an activist that is inspirational and relatable. This is the guy who took a year-long vow of silence to raise awareness of the abuses of the animal agriculture industry. Lots of interesting videos for sure.

ERIN JANUS - A unique approach to educating, Erin's hard-hitting videos are great tools in educating the general public about the atrocities of animal agriculture and the dangers in eating animal products.

JOEY CARBSTRONG (aka Joey Armstrong) - From gang life and prison bars to vegan life and animal rights activism, Joey Carbstrong brings a very street-wise element to education and activism in a way that is relatable to everyone.

GARY YOUROFSKY - No vegan list would be complete with Gary's incredible and world-changing video channel. So many powerful videos, but don't miss Best Speech Ever (posted content as above, but hosted on Gary’s own channel).

BITE SIZE VEGAN - Another fun channel that is very fact-packed, Emily's approach if fun and interesting, sometime heart-wrenching... but a great place to learn. She also features a series of videos just for kids (posted above).

DIRECT ACTION EVERYWHERE (DxE) - Watch heroic rescues and animal liberation activism that is sure to inspire you. See how all of us can work together to change laws and make a difference for the animals.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - Education, activism, and even vegan recipes. This channel has lots of great videos that help us educate others.

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