Here Are 7 Essential Reads for Anyone Considering Going Vegan

by Sarah Von Alt|
June 21, 2017

1. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

Since its inception, Animal Liberation has been widely credited as the catalyst for the modern animal rights movement and has inspired countless people to consider a vegan diet.

2. Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn

Perfect for those new to animal rights, Thanking the Monkey highlights the various ways animals are abused by people and urges us to rethink the way we treat animals.

3. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

This famed book details the “most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted” and highlights the connection between what we eat and today’s top killers: heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.


4. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

Written by psychologist Melanie Joy, this book introduces the concept of carnism, the invisible cultural paradigm that allows for the consumption of some animals but not others.
5. But I Could Never Go Vegan! by Christy Turner

Part guidebook, part cookbook, But I Could Never Go Vegan! is loaded with tips on making the switch to a vegan diet and packs 100 delicious plant-based recipes.

6. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Greger shares his findings on the leading causes of chronic illness and offers practical advice for living a healthier life.

7. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hailed by literary critics and activists as the best book about animal agribusiness ever written, Eating Animals explores the various ways we justify our meat habit and aims to uncover the truth.
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