This 27 minute video interview by Plant Based News with Dr Neal Barnard (from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) discusses the vegan diet and the obstacles that prevent accurate health information and medical advice getting to the public.
This 41 minute talk by Dr Neal Barnard discusses nutrition and the benefits of a vegan diet.
This 56 minute talk by Dr Michael Greger explains the role of diet in preventing, arresting and reversing many of the Western world's leading causes of death and disability.
NutritionFacts.org is a great website by Dr Michael Greger who advocates evidence-based nutrition and has made thousands of short videos on many different health topics, based on the latest findings published in 'every issue of every English language nutrition journal in the world'. Note: Many of the benefits stated in the Why Vegan 'Health' section are based on information from NutritionFacts.org.
The Centre of Nutrition Studies website has more information on a whole food plant based diet.
This is the Dieticians of Canada's page on healthy vegan diets.
This is the Australian Dietary Guidelines from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Note: The Why Vegan website shares general health information only. This is not medical advice and should not be treated as such. Do not use this information as an alternative to medical advice from an informed doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
For more short videos and hundreds of references on animal agriculture and environment, visit the Cowspiracy Facts page.
This animated 2 minute video by PEW, talks about bycatch.
This 3 minute video by Greenpeace shows animals caught in nets as bycatch. WARNING: Whilst not graphic, some viewers may find this content upsetting.
The report Wasted Catch by Oceana explains the huge global problem of bycatch.
The documentary Earthlings exposes standard practices in animal agriculture and other industries that use animals. WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion advised.
The documentary Lucent exposes standard practices in animal agriculture. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion advised.
The documentary Dominion exposes standard practices in multiple industries that use animals including agriculture, clothing and entertainment. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion advised.
This 18 minute video The Secret Reason We Eat Meat by Dr Melanie Joy explains Carnism, the ideology that allows us to eat certain animals and not others. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
This 18 minute TED talk by Dr Melanie Joy explains Carnism further.
Wool, Down & Silk
This article by Gentle World explains the down industry further.
Leather, Fur & Skin
This 1 minute video by PETA shows leather in reverse. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
This 2 minute video by PETA is about dog leather. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion advised.
This 2 minute video by PETA explains leather alternatives. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
This 3 minute video by PETA is about crocodile skin. WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion advised.
This 6 minute video by PETA is about ostrich skin. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
This 8 minute video by the BUAV explains cosmetic animal testing. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.
Plant Based News is a great resource for keeping up to date with the worldwide vegan movement. It is constantly updated with articles, interviews and videos, and maintains a large archive of content. Platforms include the Plant Based News website, YouTube channel and Facebook page.
This 10 minute video by Earthling Ed explains some vegan activist options.
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Effective date: 17th March 2019
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Effective date: 17th March 2019
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TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
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Why Vegan uses the collected data for various purposes:
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Legal Basis For Processing Personal Data Under The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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Retention of Data
Why Vegan will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Transfer of Data
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Disclosure of Data
DISCLOSURE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Under certain circumstances, Why Vegan may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Why Vegan may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:
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The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security, and we will not be liable for any damages caused by the unintentional release of any Personal Data.
Our Policy On ‘Do Not Track’ Signals Under The California Online Protection Act (CALOPPA)
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Your Data Protection Rights Under The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Why Vegan aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us using the Contact page on our website.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. You can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data by contacting us using the Contact page on our website.
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
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The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Why Vegan relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
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