Saturday, 13 September 2014

Vegucated


Last night my husband and I decided to watch the 'Vegucated' documentary on Netflix.

As I am transitioning from being a vegetarian to a vegan I am trying to educate myself more about the benefits of a vegan diet and I thought this film would be a good starting point.

Although this film is slightly dated and a little bad quality in terms of filming, it has really motivated me even more so to become a vegan. It has really moved me into new place in my life and a new way of thinking. I honestly don't think there is any going back now.

The documentary follows three americans who volunteer themselves to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. We get to see their their highs and lows first hand and how they begin to educate themselves around the factory farming and animal agriculture.

Before watching this film I don't think that I was aware of just how cruel the dairy industry is. As a vegetarian I felt like I was making a real difference by not eating meat but now I am realising that dairy is really no different in terms of animal suffering. If I want to make a bigger difference to the lives of animals then I know that I need to become vegan.

This film had such an impact on my husband that he actually went out and bought some soya milk today. Bearing in mind that this is someone who loves his traditional cups of teas more than anyone else I know, this film has even managed to change his mind.

Sometimes it can be hard to face up to the reality of what's going on in the world. I have many friends and family members who tell me that they can't watch films like this because it will upset them too much. Well if you can recognise that this film might upset you then maybe you need to ask yourself why?

In any case, this film is much more informative than it is upsetting. Yes there are some clips which are hard to watch but ultimately this is something that people need to watch instead of living in ignorance.

As long as we continue to fund this industry animals will be subjected to unthinkable amounts of suffering and I am so happy that films like Vegucated are bringing these issues into the mainstream.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Vegucated so please comment below if you have watched it.
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