Inspire others to eat with care

How to Talk With Others

Excited about sharing your new way of eating with friends and family? Here’s what to do to help others get it.

Make It Personal

Share your own reasons for cutting out or cutting back on meat and other animal products. Don’t immediately try to persuade others to do the same; just tell your own story with sincerity and let them know how good you feel.

But Don’t Take It Personally

If someone gives you a hard time, don’t take it personally. Everyone is hardwired to resist change, but they’ll get better in time. And keep in mind that nothing disarms people more than a sense of humor and being able to crack a joke—even on a topic we take very seriously.

Let the Facts Speak for Themselves

Remember that the facts are on your side. Plant-based eating is way better for our bodies, the planet, and animals. Don’t bury your friends and family with statistics, but do share a good book or documentary (or this website) with them.

Motivating Media

Share these life-changing documentaries and books with others or check them out yourself for added inspiration.

Mercy For Animals

A compelling look at animal welfare and factory farming in the United States by Nathan Runkle, the founder of Mercy For Animals

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Forks Over Knives

The wildly popular documentary that reveals how plant-based eating can prevent or reverse the diet-related diseases that kill millions each year

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Cowspiracy

From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, a stunning look at the connection between meat consumption and climate change

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Eating Animals

Poignant storytelling from acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer that shines a light on modern factory farming and what it means for each of us

Buy on Amazon

How Not to Die

The New York Times bestseller on the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease (Spoiler: They are all plants!)

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The Engine Two Diet

Texas firefighter Rip Esselstyn’s landmark book on how clean plant-based eating turned his department’s health around

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What a Fish Knows

A fascinating exploration of the intelligence and emotional lives of animals often seen as nothing more than food

Buy on Amazon

What the Health

An eye-opening examination of the link between diet and disease and an account of the billions of dollars at stake in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food industries

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