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We live in a complex and unfair World, where the way things work don’t make much sense. Those in power tell stories to keep us blinded and distracted from this cruel reality. But those stories have become increasingly unconvincing, desperate and hollow. This is a short film about why those stories have stopped making sense, and how this has led to a powerful and new global movement. It is told through the events of an epic and shapeshifting year. This is vegan 2016. Following 2015, veganism could no longer be ignored. It caused the meat industry to react There is a lot of resistance when you talk about vegan. But what if this response is a sign that times are changing. Veganism is growing while the animal agriculture industry is trying desperately to hold on to their profits. And to understand exactly how this is happening, you have to look firstly, to the events of early 2016. Early 2016 centred around Dr Michael Greger. Please join me and welcoming Dr. Michael Greger. Dr Greger is an American physician and public health expert. For years, his views had been ignored by the mainstream, but in 2016, something very different happened. His new book reached the new York times top 10 best sellers list and all of a sudden, he was in the media spotlight. Dr. Michael Greger. We got Dr. Michael Greger here. There is only one diet ever been proven to reverse heart disease in the majority patients is a planet-based diet. If that’s the only thing a plant-based diet can do, reverse the number one killer, number two killer here in the UK, shouldn’t that be the default diet until proven otherwise? And the fact that can also prevent, arrest or reverse other leading killers, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, would seem to make the case simply overwhelming And Greger’s assertion that this information is being distorted by our institutions appeared to hold true in 2016 when the US dietary guidelines came out. The government is out with new guidelines. The new guidelines from the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services are supposed to tell you what to eat, but critics say they’re muddled and confusing and not by accident. Critics say the guidelines don’t go far enough. There is new controversy over the American diet. The government is dropping its recommendation to limit egg consumption and foods high in cholesterol. Instead of saying eat less meat, they say less than 10% of your diet should come from saturated fat. People don’t know what saturated fat is. Instead of eat less meat, eggs, dairy junk, when they say eat less saturated and trans fatty acids things like that, Biochemical components, right? Because they don’t want to mention foods because that’s too politically empowered. The meat, dairy and egg industry are huge investors in the government as is the pharmaceutical industry. The meat industry does not want the American Government saying: “Eat less meat”. We are being manipulated by an industry that thinks that we are cash cows. These are multibillion-dollar industries that put a huge amount of effort, not just in advertising their products but in the changing in the Federal policy. Doctor Neil Barnard is president of the non-profit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which is suing the government, claiming the egg industry used its influence to try to weaken warnings about cholesterol. The egg industry was paying Universities where these people are then put on the committee to decide whether eggs are safe or not. That’s a conflict of interest. And another industry, the mainstream media, has attempted to influence consumers’ preferences. Throughout 2016, they have provided a vaudeville of anti vegan content, bringing attention to veganism in a very biased way There is a story in the paper today, the headline, “Fashionable Veganism is harming health.” It’s also Vegan! You can’t get all the nutrients you need. They can go and get some lamb! Some can end up deficient in vitamin D, calcium and iron. But unfortunately, vegetarians and vegans haven’t seen the funny side of it. Get a sense of humor, is what I would say. Protein, Iron deficiencies are the common ones if you’re not eating the right foods. It’s a very treacherous group, the vegans. But maybe these media journalists aren’t really journalists any longer. Without realising it, they have become instead contrarians and puppets whose real job is to make us confused. And when we are confused about what to eat, we stick to old habits. And these old habits feed the power and wealth of the meat, dairy and egg industries. A CSRO survey has found one in six Australians are ditching dairy without a medical diagnosis. It’s leading to dangerous levels of health risks arising from a lack of Calcium. When you look at the plant sources like broccoli etc., you need to literally consume 20 cups of broccoli to get anywhere near the amount of Calcium in a cup of milk. That’s just not true. We grow up believing we need to drink cow’s milk for calcium, so we don’t get osteoporosis. That’s not true. We’ve been conditioned since school, we need calcium form cow’s milk, we need protein from animal flesh. The public is being lied to, with the big money commercial interest that are trying to twist the truth. And it became stranger when the Washington Post ran an article implicating Dr Greger’s website, NutritionFacts.org, which was bizarely accused of being part of a Russian propaganda campaign. An indication once again, of the mainstream media’s anti vegan rhetoric. You are not going to get this information from the powers that be because those institutions are controlled. The media is controlled by the meat and dairy industry. Like with the tobacco industry in the 20th century, the animal agriculture industry manipulates a constant state of confusion and misinformation. And whenever there is opposition, industry absorbs it, for example by using the animal enterprise terrorism act. This act, which is still in force in 2016 and used against animal rights activists, states that anyone disrupting the business of an animal enterprise, is committing an act of terrorism. If you just affect the profits of this industry, even by telling the truth, you can be considered doing something breaking the law at least in this country. That is how powerful this industry is. If you film inside the place where they sell food, you go to jail. – The Happy Vegan is the name of the book.
– They bought your politician. They bought your government. But at the dark heart of this corrupt force in 2016 is the way industry syphons off large quantities of government wealth. For example in 2016, the meat and dairy industry insisted on taking over 30 billion dollars from the US government in the form of subsidies. And this was especially strange, given that fruit and vegetables were only subsidised 0.04% compared to meat and dairy. Our government holds international conferences to address climate change and seek solutions all the while the single most devastating force behind our planets, environmental collapse remains not only unspoken but actually actively denied by the very organizations charged with saving our planet. Animal agriculture is responsible for 16% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to the 13% of all global transportation. This was according to a 2016 report funded by the United Nations environment programme, and backs up previous reports by the FAO and World watch. And there is now a general consensus that animal agriculture is the leading cause of not just global warming, but also water depletion, deforestation, species extinction, ocean deadzones, antibiotic resistance and the inefficient feeding of a growing population. But given that 2015 was the hottest year on record, why does the issue of animal agriculture remain largely unspoken. Why have the studies that have come out in 2016 been ignored. That’s what the meat and the dairy industry have accomplished so far. Why are ag gag laws sweeping the US, which aim to hide the practices of factory farming. Is it because we are collectively revealing the truth about animal agriculture. Thanks to the Internet age, we are now at this democratization of information, now everyone has access. Something just in the past couple of years, you can just kind of feel it, like this transformation of information passes so fast, you can’t hide things from people. Unlike before, the institutions and the meat and dairy industries do not have as much power. No longer do they hold a monopoly as gatekeepers of knowledge. Increasingly, people know what’s wrong with animal products. Today’s generation is growing up with considerable knowledge about the environment and how individual decisions can impact it. The single best thing that you can do to help the environment, and to help animals and your health, is to adopt a plant-based diet. Due to the internet, resources are now available online, and information about the horrors and impact of animal agriculture are clear for the world to see. Thought provoking documentaries like Plant Pure Nation are now up, as well as others, and more are due to come out, which all highlight the growing consensus that a plant based vegan diet is optimal for health. The healthiest diet for the vast majority of people is an exclusively plant food diet. I’ve never seen anything come close to the breadth and depth of benefits that a plant-based diet provides. Here are the 15 leading, um, uh, reasons Americans die, and a plant-based diet can help prevent nearly all of them. Can help treat more than half of them. In some cases, even reverse the progression of disease. If we aren’t eating animals for health, and we don’t need to kill and eat them to survive and be healthy, what are we doing this to them for? Perhaps because of this increased awareness, veganism has broken growth and sales records in 2016. For example, the vegan hashtag on Instagram has been used 25% more this year. Vegan festivals are attracting record numbers and the vegan restaurant finding app happy cow say they are growing exponentially, with restaurant entries in 176 countries worldwide Even in places renound for their meat-centric culture there were signs indicating veganism is being embraced. And in the US, while vegetarian menus were shown to be up 66%, veganism has been on the march in the UK. How many vegans do you know? This is the question. Well, the answer is probably more than you think because there is a new survey printed today that we’re going to talk about, that says the number of vegans in Britain has gone up by… how much Sarah Jane? A whopping 350%. Whopping! Whopping!” Welcome to the vegan movement, right? There is a movement happening. As a result, more and more businesses are realising the increasing popularity of vegan foods, with many companies and restaurants releasing products this year. Pret a manger’s veggie store experiment for example was a great success, so much so that the company have now decided to make it a permanent fix, and plan to roll out similar stores soon. As consumers start voting with our dollars and purchasing foods that are aligned with our values and aligned with our interests and eating more plants, and fewer or no animal products, the companies who have been selling animal foods and all kinds of other things to us are gonna adjust. And we saw that with Hellman’s, starting now to sell a vegan mayonnaise, and I think others will follow soon Tyson, a huge meat company, recently invested in a vegan plant-based company called Beyond Meat, um, and I think those trends will continue. If People ask for vegan meals, guess what? Pretty soon, they start offering vegan meals because they don’t care. They just want your money. The reason that so many companies in cosmetics and food are changing is because they’re now registering that sentiment that exists in the marketplace, saying: Hey! We’ve got to change because people are figuring this out. A number of articles have been written this about the meat substitute market, including in many high profile outlets, predicting how this market is soon to affect the global economy. And it has caused the meat industry to take notice. Very recently in the Meatingplace Magazine, which is the leading industry meat publication, the cover story was on plant-based meats. – It was on, you know like – meat substitute market right, meat substitute market, and they are saying, “Look, we’ve got the distribution, we’ve got the machines, we’ve got like the sausage making machines. We should be… These vegan companies are taking away our market share. Let’s get into this!” They have learned how to extract actual red blood from plants, and they have, uh, they essentially make a vegetarian, vegan burger that actually has real blood. Everything you enjoyed before, you can enjoy. You like burgers? We got veggie burgers. You like brie? We got, we got anything you want. You like ice cream? We got ice cream! Like anything, Ok, that’s great, that’s the way to slowly shift the market, shift people over. We have got to make our businesses, not just compassionate, but they’ve got to be better than the alternative products. That is absolutely the key, and I didn’t think of that myself. I actuality heard it from one of the most dynamic vegan businessmen in the world, Josh Tetrick!” Jim, there are 400,000 species of plants out there, and you’ve got to ask yourself, why 92% of them haven’t been looked at to make your food better. And we’ve got a team of data scientists — led by a guy that used to lead Google Maps’ and YouTube’s data team biochemists, computational biologists, phenomenal chefs, and food scientists that find the best of them. …of Hampton Creek, whose “Just Mayo” is rocking the world and saving millions of animals because he’s come up with a vegan mayonnaise, and I hear that he’s going to come up with a vegan egg scramble that’s going to be out soon. It’s going into institutions, it’s going into big businesses, I believe, 7-11 announced recently, they’re gonna only be using Just Mayo on its sandwiches. But what he said to me is — and I really thought that this was absolutely the most crucial thing when it comes to vegan businesses — “They can’t just be good, they can’t just be compassionate, they can’t just be coming from the right place, they gotta be 1000% better than the alternative product.” In 2016 Eric Schmidt, the executive director of Alphabet, who are Google’s parent company, ranked vegan meat as the most important trend in tech. This came amid what was one of the leading news stories of the year. A group of investors – under an Initiative with holdings worth more than a trillion dollars – pressured the 16 leading food companies – including Tesco, Walmart and Target – to switch from animal based protein to plant based protein. And as 2016 progressed, large corporations including General Mills and Danone invested in companies that have found success in replacing animal products with plants. Also this year, a new documentary has come out on cultured meat, an area that is rapidly gaining attention and funding. This is a viable solution for the meat, dairy, and egg eaters of the world, who just simply refuse to stop eating those animal products, those animal body parts. However, because lab grown meat uses cells from animals, there are some critics, who argue that this industry is unnecessary and doesn’t challenge the social norm that eating meat is natural. They argue that plant based meats, that have moved beyond theory and into commercial production are a better solution. That said, whether it’s imitation meat from plant or animal cells, it is clear that this market is trending and will continue to receive widespread media attention. By the year 2020, the meat substitute market is predicted to be worth over 5 billion dollars globally, and with the urgency of the climate impact and ethical concerns over the animal agriculture industry, there is a groundswell for meat alternatives to capture market share and overtake the production of traditional meat. Meanwhile, 2016 was the first year that meat taxes were seriously considered. For example, the Danish government’s plans to implement a tax on beef proved popular. This backed up proposals from UN expert Professor Maarten Haajer this year, who called for a worldwide tax on all animal products. And in China, the Ministry of health urged citizens to limit animal product consumption, with the aim of reducing meat consumption by 50%, while the UK dietary guidelines reduced the recommended dairy consumption, which angered the dairy industry. This was compounded by announcements made throughout the year about the struggling milk market. In the UK, one in ten dairy farms have closed in the last 3 years. In the US, consumption levels are down, which led to a scandal where the US dairy industry actually killed half a million cows just to push up the price of milk. That’s crazy! They killed half… 500,000 cows just to slightly inflate the price of milk. So this corruption is real, and its being revealed, and its being prosecuted. The US dairy industry was fined 52 million dollars last month, and this is all happening while the dairy-free market, the soy milks, almond milks, vegan cheeses… this market is growing rapidly. A new report came out this year, which predicted that this market is due to be worth 35 billion dollars globally by the year 2024. And as demand for cow’s milk further plummeted, the dairy industry had to call once again on the US government’s might, for financial assistance. Jane Velez-Mitchell, on top of New York city at the Monarch Rooftop lounge for the launch party of Plant-Based by Nafsika, a groundbreaking new show that’s gonna debut on A&E’s FYI Network. And, uh, celebs are here tonight. Uh, the beautiful Katie Cleary. The glamorous and gorgeous, Simone Reyes Now I know you are very soft spoken but…speak up! Okay. I will speak up! Speak up! Why are we here? We are here to support a vegan diet, a healthy lifestyle, and to teach people that it’s really important to live consciously and compassionately. The plant based lifestyle also received new support this year, from a number of large social media channels. So, before I get into this video, I’m gonna make a little bit of a disclaimer, I have been vegan for a little bit now and I love it. I do eat a plant-based diet, so I don’t eat any meat or animal by-products. And let me tell you, I never touched meat again. I literally canceled my dinner plans, and I said: I’m vegan now. Vegan body! I really like it. Good, I’m glad you like it. It’s very… Fake chicken tastes better than real chicken. Right? So good. The more research you do, the more you are just absolutely turned off and grossed out by it. I one hundred percent believe that I will see a vegan Earth before I die. Other big channels that promoted veganism this year include ricky Dillon, and natalie tran. And it has never been easier to live vegan. Online access to vegan food and garments from sitres like veganshoppinghub.com are proving popular to even the most isolated vegans. And a number of celebrities have promoted the lifestyle. Singer song writer Sia donated 50,000 dollars to an animal charity. Sharon Osbourne has publicly condemned the savagery of wearing fur. Musician Morrissey refused to play at non-vegan venues and spoke out about live exports. Famed film director james Cameron teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a campaign that urged people to eat less meat. Leonardo DiCaprio shared pro vegan videos on his twitter page. French entrepreneur and vine and snapchat star Jerome Jarre has been directing his following to vegan documentaries. And others have spoken out, including Ellie Golding, Miley Cyrus, professor Green, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder, Kat Von D, Venus Williams, NFL Star Griff Whalen, six time world poker champion Daniel Negreanu and Pamela Anderson Compassion is in fashion. It’s sexy and, you know, I think we have to do something to save the world. Fast and furious actress Michelle Rodriguez has switched to a vegan diet, as well as Ariana Grande, hip hop star Wiley, rapper 360, DJ Khaled and NFL star Tyrann Mathieu. Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams released a new vegan hair dye company called good dye young. Kylie Jenner launched a new vegan lipstick. Hip hop god Russel Simmons released a new book called The Happy Vegan. Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch gave public speeches about veganism. And tennis giant Novak Djokovich and Moby have both opened vegan restaurants. I think celebrities are a very important part of our movement. You know, they allow us to reach a lot of people, but they are a part of that air game, right? They reach them in a more superficial way. In terms of more grassroutes outreach, there have been a huge number of developments this year. In May, there was the first ever International Earthling’s Experience Day. Anonymous for the voiceless have gone global. The organisation veganuary, who’s campaign was twice as popular in 2016 compared to 2015, rolled out public transport adverts in London. And in New York, there was the largest ever vegan billboard campaign. In addition, following Anita Krajnc’s arrest for giving water to a thirsty pig last year, vigils known as pig saves held outside slaughterhouses, gained widespread growth. And as animal welfare standards dropped, animal rights activists, who were once regarded as the pedagogic outcasts, took on a somewhat unlikely role as consumer watchdogs, entering slaughterhouses and exposing ailing conditions. This industry is all about productivity. It doesn’t care about the animal’s welfare, it doesn’t care about the animal’s well-being or their psychology. It’s about producing as much as possible with as little as possible. Under horrendous conditions. I mean they can’t move, they will…you know, especially with breeders they can’t even often walk. Um, and disease is rampant. That’s it, I mean 80% of all antibiotics sold in the United states go into animal agriculture because these animals live in such horrendous conditions. The only way to keep them alive is to feed them drugs. Right, and they, they’re essentially tortured their entire life and then slaughtered. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration at all to say that. And that’s why we have Ag-Gag laws, because if people actually saw how their meat products were being produced it would be so appalling that it would be very hard to consume these products. Craig, you said what’s written here is far from reality, exactly what is not true? Uh, raised cage free, you saw it, that’s what they call cage free. Uh, you can cram them in there until they can’t move, but if there’s not a cage in there they call them cage free. I find this pretty hard to take. These mothers have just given birth recently and they are in what are called farrowing crates. You can see the mothers can barely move. But we’re told that we have the best animal welfare standards in the world. What would you say to that? It’s a complete lie. The worst offenders on this planet, pedophiles, sex offenders, murderers, do not get treated anywhere near as badly as the way we treat the most innocent and most vulnerable beings on this planet. They have their tales cut off without pain killers. They have their ears notched. Big chunks of skin cut out of their ears. The males are castrated without pain killers. These pigs are spending their days like this. And I just… It’s filth–this place is filthy, there’s rats, there’s maggots, there’s flies, it’s disgusting. Prompted by the increased awareness of the meat industries darkest secrets, there were a number of protests around the World in 2016. In London, a small march turned much bigger and vehement, prompting police to shut down the streets. And it was the events from this day, that provided a powerful and stark vision, of the coming battle between two sides of history. And at times it can seem so helpless for us. I know we go about our daily lives, it seems that we are alone, and this society doesn’t care about the plight of animals, the plight of the environment. And it could be incredibly overwhelming for all of us. But this is a reminder for everyone here today that you will never ever be alone. The is a fraction of the vegans in our country. I think it’s, um, I think it’s a…it’s a sort of watershed moment, like something’s building. This is maybe two and a half thousand people here today. They expect 10 thousand next year. There are 600 thousand vegans in the UK. You know, you have the allies side, you have vegetarians, you have people who just care about animals. You know, there is no reason we can’t have 100,000 people in a march We have to stand strong for the animals. For the three thousand animals that are mercilessly slaughtered every second in the name of food, in the name of clothing, in the name of medicine, cosmetics, what a disgrace. What a disgrace! I cannot believe that we are here fighting for this. I cannot believe these animals are not being given basic fundamental rights, that we have to put these marches on. That makes me so angry. I can’t believe in this day and age, we still have to fight suppression. I can’t believe we have stand up and make the politicians and the general public listen to our demands. We are supposed to be a compassionate species. Do we not hear this every day, that we’re evolved, right? That’s what we get told as vegans, we are evolved, we’re above animals. If we’re above animals, then why can’t we start to use emotions like empathy? That is what is supposed to make us more evolved, right? Our emotional capacity. So why don’t we use them? Why don’t we show empathy and compassion and mercy to these innocent beings that have never done anything wrong to us? How could we possibly allow ourselves to fit into a society that thinks compassion is extreme. What a ludicrous world we are living in. We have to take a step back, and we have to do what’s right for everyone. We have to do what’s right for the planet because if we carry on the way we’re going, as you all know, we’ll have no planet to live on. We’re here today fighting for the rights of the animals, fighting for the rights of the environment, and fighting for the rights of humans that are also oppressed in the animal agriculture industries. This is not some mundane diet choice. This is the difference between enslavement and freedom. Between torture and peace. Between death and life. This is serious and you understand it, and you are a part of this revolution. In 2016, social media was named as one of the largest threats to the animal agriculture industry. According to Global Meat News, social media has been instrumental in spreading negative views about the meat industry among millennials. David Dobbin, chief executive of United Dairy Farmers, said the younger generation are causing the fall-off in demand for milk an indication that big dairy were feeling threatened and unhinged. And the field of technology has been another area that that the vegan community has influenced. New alternative research methods are being used in medicine for drug testing that do not use animal models. Other technology has also come out, such as ianimal. And animal rights activists have claimed a number of victories, starting with SeaWorld This morning, SeaWorld CEO announcing a change in the tides, saying all of its signature orca shows will be coming to an end. Sea Shepherd, an anti-poaching and marine conservation organisation, have now effectively shut down illegal fishing in Antarctica In the fashion World, leather sales plummeted, and existing companies have switched to more ethical materials and media outlets like vogue have started to promote vegan products. In addition, in the movie World, the pro vegan film the Herd won many awards and is free online for the World to see. And the acclaimed animated film Bear Story, which is about the brutality experienced by circus animals, won the best animated short film at the oscar’s. Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio. In 2016, many professional athletes have switched to a vegan diet. Inspired by many long-term vegan athletes who have been thriving and setting new records. …ribcage being rattled, the head being shaken. And now, De Mori nodding his head and waving David Haye on. And he obliges with a big left hook! That sends him back to the ropes, and he’s standing stock-still, not a good place to be against a dynamite puncher such as David Haye. You might as well sign up to face a firing squad at dawn. It’s a massive right hand! And De Mori’s in real trouble! He’s down on the canvass. …with swing now. Get your foot on it Timothy, there you go. It’s a vegan coming, it’s not like Mr Spock. That’s Vulcan, that was Vulcan. I give up. He’s known as the ‘Livewire’ and it’s another electrified performance. Here we go Now he’s got the back! He’s got him flattened out! That’s it! He’s got the choke! Nate Diaz, has done it. It is all over. Nate Diaz beats Conor Mcgregor! but it’s a rare occurrence to see a boxer get bored with the jabs. And Arnold Gjergjaj just appears to be looking for a place to fall, yeah, appears to be looking for a place to fall here every time he’s hit with a shot. David Hayes, well I’m sure he’s received more opposition during sparring than he’s receiving here. Arnold Gjergjaj being completely overwhelmed. Wow, that’s huge! Oh man. That’s huge! And that ties his best ever! Also recently, Tesla have announced that their new SUV model is vegan. Live animal testing is no longer included in MD programmes in the US. Plant based conferences, such as those organized by Vegsource and the Physician’s committee, have seen record attendances. Day care centres are going plant based in Finland. Vegan medical clinics have opened up in the US. And the largest organisation of nutrition professionals declared vegan diets to be healthy, and can prevent and treat chronic diseases. Medicine is on the absolute cusp of a seismic revolution in health. Also this year, the Netherlands placed a hard limit on the recommended meat consumption. The environmental organization Greenpeace have started to talk about the benefits of veganism. The World’s happiest man became vegan. And national awards have gone to vegan butcher shops and pies this year. With vegan products coming out all the time and plant based foods predicted to be a top trend next year, it is clear that veganism is starting to disrupt our economic system. I’m a street fighter. I’ll get down and dirty with you. I’ll do whatever I can to save your children, to save your community, to save our medical care system, and to save the environment. And even these days to save the animals. But there were some odd events in 2016. Seaworld employed a number of staff, but it was revealed many worked to spy on vegans. Singing star Christina Grimmie continued her animal rights activism but was shot dead in June. Hunting videos were actively promoted by youtube, but vegan educational videos were often censored. Turin in Italy was tipped to be european’s first vegan city, but an Italian member of parliament wanted vegan parents jailed. Law makers in Italy are drafting a law that could put parents in prison if they impose veganism on their children. It sums up the strange mood of our time, where even though the vegan lifestyle has never before been more popular, there is still so much resistance. The movement and the message is happening, but in the other direction I’ve seen a tremendous amount of hurdles and difficulties. Listen, I just, I don’t know what it really, what it means, I just know that I’m supposed to hate it. Why are you supposed to hate it? the internet tells me to hate it. Vegan is basically no animal products, period. There are a number of political economic and certainly cultural hurdles that we need to continue to work on. There is a constant drum of indoctrination into carnism. So you’re hit with billboards as you’re driving, and you’re hit with commercials that subliminally connect eating meat to everything from sex appeal to patriotism to status to all sorts of things. And these are just subliminal manipulations to keep people eating meat because people are making money off of it. I’m in despair over the deception that’s, uh, you know, misleading the public with all this propaganda. The animals don’t have a chance. We’re running up against some really really, we’re walking in some tall grass. We’re fighting, you know, big, big pharma and big dairy, and, and that’s going to be hard. It’s a steep hill to climb sometimes, but it’s just worth it because this is the truth. The karmic death that we’re accumulating by this massive slaughter is unjustifiable on every level. We’re at a crisis point. Um, I think we are also at a very interesting and exciting moment where openness to the vegan movement, to the vegan lifestyle, to try to live our life in a more sustainable sort of, you know, karmically aligned way has never been more well received or in vogue. The single most effective thing anyone can do to both improve their own personal health as well as improve the chances of healing this environment and having our species survive on this earth is to reduce or preferably eliminate your consumption of animal flesh and dairy products. It’s the biggest, most urgent secret that finally, thank goodness, is getting out. Looking back at the last 12 months, 2016 like last year, showed significant progress in the way the mainstream started to adopt veganism. However, vested interests impeded momentum more than ever. But Plant Based News will continue to follow this struggle over the coming years, so join us, as we gather the stories shaping this movement and endeavour to document the rise of justice.

100 thoughts on “VEGAN 2016 – The Film

  1. Have been a vegan now for 3 weeks. Never felt healthier, happier and more content. Losing weight, more alert and sleeping better. Very proud to say 'No animals were harmed in the making of this lifestyle decision' come with me please – lets change this world.

  2. I've looked into veganism and as it turns out there is an amazing amount of misinformation that eating vegan is healthy. Typically the only doctor's or nutritionist that promote a strict vegan diet are vegans themselves. More than 99% of nutritionist and doctors disagree with a strict vegan diet and in fact it's so unhealthy that you literally have to have artificial supplements instead of eating real food to even function. There is also an enormous amount of propaganda when it comes to so-called factory farms. But there's such a moral vacuum in our society especially with Millennials that they need to find something to make themselves feel like a good person. Instead of turning to God they just go along with this new invented morality for animals. Adolf Hitler is considered the most evil person in modern times and he was a vegan that used to preach against the horrors of slaughterhouses for animals and would even cry if he saw an animal die in a movie or documentary. As I said it is a counterfeit to real morality.

  3. Vegsnism is the best we got compassion wise until we learn to synthesize food that is comparable to organic grown produce.

  4. All of us right now are apart of this amazing revolution and 30 – 40 years down the road reporters are going to talk to us about this time about exactly what happened.

  5. Yes, but let's not forget the "whole plant based diet" in all this drive towards veganism! Many of these processed plant foods may be as unhealthy as animal products. Dr Mcdougall and his wife Mary have been leaders in the world for over 40 years in providing whole plant starch centered recipes that one can make at home easily and quickly.

  6. I learnt about happy cow from this video, thank you. Googling vegan restaurants was useless for me. Finding tons with happy cow

  7. i am so glad me and my wife are vegans and seeing vegan 2016 full documentary full movie just makes me feel so at peace for no anaimal is consumed in mine or my wifes bodys we have more energey more clear minded and high up on so many levels and we see animals as humans just in defferent fourms they have a right to live and if the πŸ– πŸ„ 🐀 πŸ” all want to eat leafs grains grass then let them be dont harm them they have feelings and they have so many emotions like humans πŸ– πŸ„ 🐀 πŸ” all these animals are very smart and intelligent beens and me and my wife have so much repsect for these animals and all animals around the world FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE QUIET MURFERING ANIMALS THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS AND NOT FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVE THE ANIMALS DONT KILL THEM SPREAD LOVE NOT WAR AND MURDER

  8. i am so glad me and my wife are vegans and seeing vegan 2016 full documentary full movie just makes me feel so at peace for no anaimal is consumed in mine or my wifes bodys we have more energey more clear minded and high up on so many levels and we see animals as humans just in defferent fourms they have a right to live and if the πŸ– πŸ„ 🐀 πŸ” all want to eat leafs grains grass then let them be dont harm them they have feelings and they have so many emotions like humans πŸ– πŸ„ 🐀 πŸ” all these animals are very smart and intelligent beens and me and my wife have so much repsect for these animals and all animals around the world FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE QUIET MURFERING ANIMALS THEY ARE OUR FRIENDS AND NOT FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVE THE ANIMALS DONT KILL THEM SPREAD LOVE NOT WAR AND MURDER

  9. vegans are cancer….a cancer of consciousness…trying to save the world in some religious martyrdom fixated on suffering…..vegans need to be exterminated …..and their self righteous lies of conspiracy……angry vegans forcing their limited beliefs on the world…pathetic

  10. Im so proud to be a Vegan Therapist w my Vegan Therapy Dog offering Online therapy and in Torrance, CA. Our Mind, Body and Soul are connected. Im here to help w anyone wanting to transition. AlexisSwordMFT.com

  11. Vegans actually do more harm to animals than good. Animals are bred for consumption if there is no consumption they won't be bred at all , so they aren't really being saved. Genuine organic farms are good. Meat in moderation such as the Mediterranean diet is the best.

  12. I am a vegan for one and half years! love it! cannot imagine going back to process food… I enjoyed those on youtube who teachs how to make vegan meals… desserts, etc…. I feel good..

  13. What? The media is manipulated and working against the public ? They are bought and paid for? Welcome to President Trumps world. Hasn’t he been saying the same thing?

  14. I was a trained butcher, I grew up with the slaughter of animals all around me, I seen the maggots come out of the flesh of cows, pigs and sheep. I know the tricks that butchers do to fool the customers. But at last my eyes are open to this inhumane treatment of these poor animals. They have the same right to life as any animal. Or person.

  15. i put it at de top of my massively shared links,, i used to go with cows but i think vegan 2016 might get more attention and much more motivation for a first link den cowspiracy (witch for my planet worth more den everything else cause of HomeDocumentary and my no ToxiCar All my life EVER) now NO COWS (maybe from other people home BUT NEVER IN MY HOME EVER AGAIN and restaurant neither,, ima even start avoiding companies showing DeadAnimals on their packages (Canada Quebec here French) ( I NEED FOOTAGE OF CATTLE PLACES IN CANADA/Quebec would be nice too,, they keep saying they from good places but i cant tell, like Earthlings not sure it touch us in canada,, or quebec (exept MDonal worthless piece of sht ofc they probably are,, AND MEDIA IN FRENCH HERE AVOID SPEAKING OF COWS AND DAIRY IN BAD WAYS WHATSOEVER,, they seem to be honest of all they speak but THEY AVOID MOSANTO (Guerre Des Graines/War Of SEeds,, witch been removed in english form,, Same for Tomorrow even french versions have been removed,,, french people are TRUELY BEING MANIPULATED HERE IN QUEBEC IGNORANCE IS KING FOR THOSE WHO CANT UNderstand Enlglish) DAIRY MEAT ETC (tho they have shows of cooking animals)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scsfO9BcB-w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSjE8xw_-Dg&t=19s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI&t=34s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvlaQJImt9w
    Earthlings.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwPNpy6TJf8&t=16s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJvrlwnEqbs Perils Of Dairy
    Vegan2016
    Cowspiracy
    DairyIsScary
    What I Wish Someone Had Told Me In Medical School
    Earthlings
    James Aspey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHOcox2lvQo

  16. Plant power baby!!! We are all beings no matter what form and all should be treated kindly and respectfully. Much love to all and here's to a vegan planet 🌎

  17. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

  18. Good video, but I do not put a lot of stock in "popular" Ytubers turning vegan, especially the likes of Tana Mongeau, its usually for likes, subscribers and views. And, they are usually added to videos like this to glamorise Veganism "look at the pretty people, this one is a model!… you want to look like this don't you?… DON'T YOU!!! MUAHAHAHA!!".

  19. Great to see people learning that we need to cut out – or at least drastically reduce- all animal products- for their own health, the health of the animals, and the health of our planet. Great filmπŸ’•

  20. Π±Ρ‹Π»ΠΈ Π±Ρ‹ хотя Π±Ρ‹ русскиС субтитры πŸ™

  21. There's huge improvement indeed, but vegans be Aware, cutting animal products out of your diet is only the beginning of a journey. Don't fall into the trap of big companys. Sure, plant based meat and diary products are better for you, animal life and enviroment, but in the Long run this path is more than veganism, it's a path to peace, to justice, to freedom and to truth.

    Companys don't care if they sell animal or plant products, as Long as they're making Money.
    It's like simply switching to renewable energies won't solve all our Problems as Long as we continue buisness as usual.

    We're not any different to cows to the big Industries, nothing but a product.
    We Need to break the chains of indoctrination, fear and Control.

    Consuming is voting, you all know that.
    The question is what do you vote for?

    Substitutes for products of a very unhealthy Lifestyle produced by the same companys that slaughtered billions of animals?
    Hyped and super expensive superfoods from the other side of the world, that exploit humans and theire water ressources?

    Or would you rather vote for fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables from local Farmers and CSA's (community supported agriculture)?

    Know where you're Food is coming from.

    Start and try to grow your own Food, it's actually one of the most empowering Things one can do.

    Look into permaculture, try to understand our place in nature.

    Connect yourself with others.

    Engage in regional initiatives and tradings.

  22. how is it that all of these vegan quack drs. look tired ,wrinkled ,pale and FUKIN ARGUMENTIVE ,EAT A STEAK AND EGGS BREAKFAST LIKE MY GRAMMA JUST TURNED 99 TODAY , AUNT 104 ,FATHER 92,…YOUR ANGER MAKES YOU OLDE.

  23. Going vegan is the way to address environment destruction and animal exploitation. Remember though, going vegan is just one step towards good health. If you care about your health as well, you need to adopt whole-food, low-fat vegan diet with large variety of foods you eat. And be sure to eat enough of B12, omega-3s, antioxidants and other stuff. Eating high-fat, high-sugar, low-fiber junk food doesn't help.

  24. 2016 is the year I became a vegetarian. 2017 is when I transitioned into vegan. I'm so happy that I made this decision, and I know so well the resistance against veganism. But we all need to be the change we want to see in this world. Thanking you for gathering all the positive content in this video

  25. It's all cherry picked non scientific B.S.. All studies show that vegans. Vegetarians and meat eaters all have the same life span and vegans seem to have heart attacks from heart deseas because of the lack of eating animal products and it's the processed sugars and processed packaged high carb foods that's causing heart deseas, disease, diabetes, Alzheimer, brain issues and most cancers. They know this but the Vegan Cult movement doesn't care because there all about controlling what others do. There dangerous hateful people and it's there died that's make them this way

  26. Your only feeling better because you took out processed sugars and processed packaged high carb foods filled with ingredients that is actually the cause of heart disease, diabetes, brain disease, and most cancers. There's never been an actual real study that confirms saturated fat causes heart deseas, it's all speculation not scientific fact, everyone is being lied to. I eat a high saturated fatfat. Moderate protein and lots of veggie diet and my cholesterol levels are perfect now. Triglycerides dropped to 49, total cholesterol 167, HDL 75…. now that's healthy. I eat eggs, steak, bacon, pork, hamburger patties and all the vegetables I want. There's your FN proof. My grandfather live to 102 eating like this all his life so Vegans and anyone who tries to say any different is completely insane and irresponsible and never tell anyone how they should eat. Plus the life expectancy is exactly the same for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.

  27. I’m working on transitioning to a vegan diet. And seeing increased health. However it must be said, vegan and plantbased and whole food is different from vegan diets. Eliminating meat and dairy is not enough. Removing processed food and including organic foods is necessary

  28. Vegan 6 + months and running. Best health of my life! Allergies. Auto Immunity. Sleep issues. Mood disturbances. All gone! Thank You Mother Earth. )

  29. Little late seeing this and just finished dabbing tears at work! This video, especially the public speaker portion, hadΒ me incredibly moved. I am soΒ profoundlyΒ grateful and proudΒ to be vegan, and to witnessΒ others making progress in this movement.Β Thank you!

  30. The term "plant based" is getting annoying. Its vegan. Saying based implies there is some wiggle room because plants are the basic foods but there might be others. Its vegan so just say vegan and stop being pretentious.

  31. sry for huge text (but hey im thanking you so who dont luv being worshipped xD)
    thx for changing first link,, i did LOVE de 2015 vidΓ©o so i REALLY appreciate de respect,, (I) (de ~i~ is important to mention) wasnt a big fan of vegan everyday stories,, too religious and slow boring to my taste,, it wasnt helping remember de amazingness of Vegan 2016,, and the similars (news :).. witch i luv cause im trying to get rid of radio so i HUGELY APPREciate having news like your DAIRY CALLING IT PLANT BASED HAHAHA DAM and LUVV how you call it Desperate HAHA XD ahhh,, also angry against these piece of sht,, but hey dats what i luv about your links πŸ˜€ your prob de most amazing person for me these days for sure,, reuniting all other amazing people together just cause of you (i learned of James aspey cause of this video too,, so im learning a new society because of you too,, witch i need cause of my crappy DISGUSTING disrespectful surroundings,, they made me want to suicide many times (the lack of respect for nature in quebec is insanely depressing)

  32. What The Health started my journey to a vegan lifestyle. While I occasionally falter here and there (sushi) I am around 95% vegan diet lifestyle and I can't say enough about how much better I feel all the time.

  33. I️ tried going vegan twice this year and failed…. I️ think about it a lot but can’t find any info about where to buy cheap foods, how to transition. Should I️ start with twice a week or should I️ just stop eating meat cold turkey. I️ keep saying after thanksgiving I’m completely done with meat, but will this be possible?

  34. To all of you radical Vegans out there: Trying to get the average American to adopt a Vegan diet would be as difficult as trying to get them to give up their automobiles and ride bicycles and mass transit. It's not gonna happen. I'm a hard-core cyclist. I do not own an automobile. I really do not expect most of the people in my community to do what I do. So, I just set an example by being seen riding my bike, being fit and healthy. I don't chastise anyone like "Hey, you lazy-ass in the pollution machine…get off your dead ass and ride a bike" No…I do not do that! It just makes people angry. If you vegans want to promote your lifestyle STOP CHASTISING MEAT EATERS!! Set an example. Gently nudge people toward eating less meat.

  35. THANK GOD HUMAN RACE US UNITING & RISING UP AGAINST FACTORS THAT IS DESTROYING OUR PLANET. ITS NOT TOO LATE PEOPLE, WE CAN DO THIS!

  36. Today, I was surprised to see that people were crowding over the veggie & fruit section like never before… I was like, "What's going on??!!!" while the meat section looked ignored…….Slowly but surely human race will get there. We will restore our planet to how it once was. I hope it be…Planet of Vegans.

  37. the only problem is that companies are making "vegan foods" that are very unhealthy! too much oil, sugar, and other harmful ingredients.

  38. I love and respect all life. I guess that makes me dangers. Lol. Im vegan body builder . I don't need too kill animals for protein. Love it

  39. Great film but why is overpopulation never mentioned? Because that in my opinion is the greatest issue on "saving" the planet.
    And veganism should be promoted more: present people the most delicious vegan dishes for free, give them recipes and information they can read about all the benefits. And most important, dont stress them because freedom of choice must maintain!

  40. Can anyone please answer these questions so I can answer them next time someone asks:
    If were not supposed to eat meat than why is it so damn tasty?
    If were not supposed to eat meat / fish / dairy then how do we get our enough b12 and omega3 from natural sources instead of taking supplements?
    100.000 years ago they didnt have supplement and they ate meat and fish. There werent any big, big farms so whats wrong with killing a fish once in a while and eat it? Bears also eat fish, fish eat fish.

  41. My brother inlaw is Vegan and eats raw hasn't been to a Dr since he was seventeen he is sixty five.. Both sister in law is Vegan they don't go to the Dr. My side of the family eats SAD diet and I'm really sick every one dies by before the age of sixty five… Going Vegan want to live longer..

  42. Goverment can't force you to eat meat the public always wins in the end look at smoking. Here in Canada no smoking any where in public .. We well win out in the end so farmers instead animals grow other product like hemp bought a hemp purse look at other things the public needs….

  43. Gotta love how triggered and threatened the dairy and meat industry is, it's an amazing thing to see. Coming up on a full month plant based wholefood vegan life and feeling better everyday!

  44. I'm really a vegan though I get some of my veggies by proxy… what about road kill ? are you against eating that too ? my girlfriend makes an excellent road kill cacciatore.
    A friend of mine has recently become a vegan, he now goes out and hunts vegetables but I don't think it's very sporting to go out and shoot a plant that can't run away.

  45. At 65 and after being vegetarian since 40 I went vegan. I consider myself incredibly healthy today never have to see a doctor. I know my health better than anyone. Meat and dairy is where sickness adheres itself too. Brilliant film…well done. Let's keep growing and let's bring peace to the planet because that is what i feel will happen in time…aggression will disappear ❀️

  46. may 26, 2018 I may agrees with some but saying that human criminals are equivalent for less than animals is idiocy.

  47. Hopefully we will see more Vegan Products on the market and less meat and egg and dairy products which is very cruel

  48. My husband and I are vegan. I try to be as gentle as I can in spreading the truth but it's hard.
    I look in horror as my family dies from heart disease, something a vegan diet would reverse. I watch as they lose sleep and feel sluggish after eating. I watch as they suffer for decades and I'm unable to convince them to change.
    But.
    My Meemaw came to my house and I introduced her to nutritional yeast on popcorn. She loves it.
    That's a step at least.

  49. we need safe pesticides-ROUND UP IS VERY TOXIC, AND GMO'S ARE SUPER BAD FOR US. vegan is no good unless we have safe pesticides, and unless it is organic

  50. I been vegan for a month now! I went cold turkey and have been enjoying the journey. Allows me to be creative with cooking in the kitchen while saving the planet and animals!

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