I will preface this with I do eat meat, and I have seen enough educational material from PETA (who I think should stop doing naked campaigns) and other organizations to know what is going on around the world. Yes, it makes me sick to think that animals are treated unfairly, but I still find myself eating hamburgers and chicken nuggets. I’ve gone weeks without meat before, I’ve downed my dairy intake at other points, and I’ve increased my veggie intake.
Okay, here we go. I was sitting around my apartment the other day and flipping through documentaries on Netflix. I love watching documentaries, I’ve even made my own. Learning about new things and further educating myself is why I became a journalist. So even if you don’t believe in what others think, I believe you should learn about it.
Vegetarian? Learn why meat eaters eat pork chops. Carnivorous diner? Learn why vegans make the efforts to be meat free and alter their lifestyles. I think the same thing should be said for evolutionists and creationists, Republicans and Democrats, and atheists and people with strong religious views. You don’t have to agree with the other half, just know where they’re coming from.
So when I see a documentary on veganism, I’m hooked. I found Vegucated on Netflix. Three New Yorkers agree to go on a vegan diet for six weeks. For those of you who don’t know, it’s way more than just eating only veggies. You’d be surprised. It’s quirky, educational, yet keeps my attention the whole time. That’s hard to do, because I feel it’s very easy to lose your viewers with a documentary. I really do recommend you find it and watch it. Preview here: