Recommended resources for a Vegetarian or Vegan lifestyle
January 11, 2014 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Vegetarians and Vegans, can you recommend some online resources for news and community? I am not looking for how-to guides, and I have plenty of recipes. I'm looking for interesting reads, news, blogs, etc. that deal with a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle. Any books or movies you can recommend would be appreciated as well!

I'm a life-long vegetarian, and I would like to keep more up-to-date on issues that relate to the lifestyle. Can you help with news sources, blogs or lists of influential people (I love Michael Pollan) that I can follow on social media, or read online? It doesn't have to be specific to vegetarianism, I enjoy reading about the local food movement and small organic farms too. Thanks!
posted by Bohemian Sailor to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
You probably already follow them, but, just in case, VegNews is my go-to source. They also have a presence on Facebook and Twitter!
posted by Hanuman1960 at 12:02 PM on January 11, 2014 [3 favorites]

Year of the Dog is an extremely touching film about a woman's discovery of veganism in conjunction with animal rights.

(As the film begins it may seem these topics are being played for comic effect, but it goes another way. The focus is on the experience of the protagonist and the meaning of animal rights for her; it's not a propaganda film.)
posted by bertran at 12:27 PM on January 11, 2014 [3 favorites]

I don't live in London but I enjoy London-based Fat Gay Vegan's blog posts and Twitter account.
posted by BinaryApe at 12:44 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Alan Roettinger
posted by elf27 at 1:21 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

The PPK! Isa Moskovitz is the queen of veganism and the forums were so helpful to me when I was exploring veganism.
posted by something something at 1:43 PM on January 11, 2014 [4 favorites]

I grown to use Vegetarian Times as a good resource...
posted by keep it tight at 2:02 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Vegans of Color updates rarely, but is fantastic. Check out their blogroll as well for more on intersections of race/class/gender/veganism.
posted by sea change at 3:52 PM on January 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

I read several vegan recipe blogs that do delve into lifestyle and animal rights issues from time to time:

Holy Cow Vegan:

Oh She Glows:

Carrie on Vegan:

Carrie of Carrie on Vegan also writes for Our Hen House: which has a lot of general "animal rights" features as opposed to being recipe-centric. (If animal rights is your jam as opposed to health or other reasons for being veg.)
posted by whistle pig at 4:21 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh, and this guy writes a ton of great reviews of vegan books on Amazon:
posted by whistle pig at 4:24 PM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Thank you everyone! I like all the responses, can they all be marked "best answer?" I have much reading to catch up on. Cheers!
posted by Bohemian Sailor at 2:32 PM on January 12, 2014

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