How to Engage

      Now that we have surveyed “What Science Teaches,” we turn our attention to the question of “How to Engage” in “creating cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings”. You will find a great many resources detailed farther below on this page. But first, we look at “The Turning Tide”.       What are some signs of the time that give us hope both for human transformation and for the preservation of the larger community of life? Signs of increasing awareness of the plight of the planetary community and of growing compassiIMG_3322on for all living beings?       They are many! Change is happening every day, everywhere, and it is accelerating. This gives us great hope and anticipation! And it motivates our actions every day.       These changes are prompted on the cautionary side by the evidence of ecological crisis all around us. But the forces of change are not only driven by breakdown. The engines of change are powered by our impulse to break through to a new form of human presence on Earth. For humanity to make an evolutionary leap forward into a more compassionate, healthier, and life-filled future!       So what are some of the key forces for breakthrough at play in today’s rapidly changing world?       A key factor in this, as we document in our “What Science Teaches” page, is our growing understanding of the sentience—the emotions, intelligence and “personhood”—of other living beings. This is causing a great many people around the world to rethink their relationship to the greater community of life and to want to change their lives accordingly. In doinIMG_3433g so, they are supported by our growing awareness of the impact of diet on human health and well being, not only as it relates to the exploitation of animals and the global environment. Thankfully, the resulting impulse to change diet is, in turn, enabled by breakthroughs in the development of food products that take the place of—and are healthier for people to consume than—meat, dairy and eggs. What’s more, this dietary shift is encouraged and facilitated by the rapid discovery and introduction of cruelty-free products and eateries all over the world.
      These changes and others we document in this section—
for example, changes in how we dress and the other products we buy; changes iIMG_6587n how we pursue recreation and what we consider to be ethical “entertainment”—are led largely by the younger generations of people who care deeply about “all of the above”. As a matter of fact. some of our most inspirational new leaders are children and teens.       Before we turn to a wealth of resources for “How to Engage” (farther below), let’s take note of the “turning tide” of awareness, motivation and innovation, and also in law and enforcement around the world.
As with this entire website, this page is very much a work in progress. We will be adding to it often. So please join us on this journey, visit us regularly, and feel free to alert us to more signs of the times and resources in your corner of the world
by way of our “Contacts” page. 
 Animal Rights Activism around the Globe Governmental and Intergovernmental Actions for Animals and Related Issues

Shifts in Our Treatment of Animals and Ecosystems that Support the Diversity of Life


Breakthroughs in Diet and Food Systems
2018 Trend of the Year: Plant-Based Foods Go Mainstream

by Baum+Whitman International Restaurant Consultants, Brooklyn, New York                    Focused on the food and restaurant industries in the United States, some key points include: “*GenXers, Zer and Millennials adapting early. *Restaurants are behind the curve. * Could vegetarians embrace ‘clean meat’? *Here comes Google!”

Breakthroughs in Diet and Food Systems

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Leading Animal Protection and Related Organizations

Animal Legal Defense Fund  

Born Free Foundation

compassion1Center for Biological Diversity

Christian Vegetarian Association, described on its website as “An international, non-denomination ministry of Christians who respectfully encourage healthy, God-honoring plant-based nutrition”

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Conservation International

For global offices around the world see:


Fish Feel

Four Paws International

Humane Society International (HSI)   IMG_6767

International Primate Protection League (IPPL)  

Jane Goodall Institute  


Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP)  

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

United States:                                                                    

United Kingdom:







Asia: (Chinese)

Asia: (English)

Latin America: (Spanish)

Latin America: (English)

Sir Thomas Moore

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Rainforest Action Network


Soi Dog Foundation

The Marine Mammal Center

Vegan Outreach


White Coat Waste Project

World Animal Protection  

Online Resources

Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and

Tomorrow (ADAPTT);

Animal Holidays and Celebrations

Bhagavad Gita

Animal Petitions: Humans Defending

Animals from Other Humans  

Bite Size Vegan;


Christian Vegetarian Association, “Animal Issues” page

with hundreds of links to online stories and sources

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Jewish Veg: For Health. For the Environment.

For Compassion. Jewish Values in Action.

 One Green Planet  

The Current Mass Extinction by David Ulansey

VegE-News, a monthly e-newsletter

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Films and Videos

“Through the Eyes of an Animal” and other speeches and lectures

by Gary Yourofsky.

“Blackfish” (2013)

“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” (2104)  

“Earthlings” (2005)

“Food, Inc.” (2009);

 “Forks Over Knives” (2011)  

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“Honoring God’s Creation: Christianity and Vegetarianism” (2006)

For link to view online and downloadable study guide:

“Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home” (2004):  

“The Cove” (2009)



“Vegucated: Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge” (2011)

“What the Health” (2017) 


Adams, Aisha; Vegan Curious: Answers, Recipes and

Activities to Help You Jumpstart Your Vegan Lifestyle, 2016

Adams, Carol J. The Sexual Politics of Meat:

A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., (1990, 2000, 2010) 2015

carol adams

Adams, Carol J., Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, with

Foreword by Michael Greger. Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to

Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion

Lantern Books, 2017

Adams, Carol J., and Lori Gruen (eds). Ecofeminism: Feminist3358

Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc., 2014

Akers, Keith. “Is Veganism a Religion?” Compassionate Spirit,

September 16, 2011.


Balcombe, Jonathan, with Foreword by Peter Singer.

Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good

Macmillan, (2006), 2007


Balcombe, Jonathan, with Foreword by J.M. Coetzee.

Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals.

St. Martin’s Press, 2010

Balcombe, Jonathan. What a Fish Knows:

The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins.

Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016

Becahrd, Deni. Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save

Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral

Milkweed Editions, 2013

Bekoff, Marc, with Foreword by Jane Goodall. Animals Matter:

A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals

with Compassion and Respect

Shambhala, (2000) 2007

Bekoff, Marc, with Foreword by Jane Goodall. The Emotional

Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy,

Sorrow, and Empathy—and Why They Matter

New World Library, 2007


Bekoff, Marc, and Jessica Pierce. The Animals’ Agenda:

Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Beacon Press, 2017

Broom, Donald M. Sentience and Animal Welfare

CABI, 2014

“Buddhism,” The Case for a Vegan World”

Campbell, T. Colin, and Thomas M. Campbell, II. The China Study,

Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of

Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet,

Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health

BenBella Books, 2016

Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA). “Joyful,

Compassionate Eating: Honoring God’s Creation”

Free copy may be ordered at:

Free PDF of this booklet may be downloaded at:

Colb, Sherry F., with Foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. Mind If I

Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans

Lantern Books, 2013

Camosy, Charles C. For the Love of Animals:

A Christian Ethics, Consistent Action

Franciscan Media, 2013

Cohan, Jeffrey. “Judaism and Veganism: Time for a Reunion,”

Tikkun, April 18, 2016.


Cooney, Nick. Veganomics: The Surprising Science on What

Motivates Vegetarians, from the Breakfast Table to the Bedroom

Lantern Books, 2014

D’Silva, Joyce, and Jacky Turner (eds). Animals,

Ethics and Trade: The Challenge of Animal Sentience

Earthscan, 2006

de Waal, Frans. Peacemaking Among Primates

Harvard University Press, (1989) 2002


de Waal, Frans. The Age of Empathy:

Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society

Three Rivers Press/Random House, 2009

de Waal, Frans. The Bonobo and the Atheist:

In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

W.W. Norton & Company, 2013

de Waal, Frans. Are We Smart Enough to  

Know How Smart Animals Are?

W.W. Norton & Company, 2016

Flach, Tim, and Jonathan Baillie. Endangered

Abrams, 2017

Flatte, Shecharya. Animal Rights, Judaism, and Veganism in Israel

The Tower, August-September 2017.

Francione, Gary. Rain Without Thunder:

The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement.

Temple University Press, 1996.

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Francione, Gary L., and Anna Charlton. Eat Like You Care:

An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals

Exempla Press, 2013

Frazier Matt, with Matthew Ruscigno. No Meat Athlete:

Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest Self.

The Experiment, 2017

Foer, Jonathan Safran. Eating Animals.

Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

Godfrey-Smith. Peter. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea,

and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016

Griffin, Donald R. Animal Minds.

The University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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Gross, Aaron, and Anne Vallely (eds), with Foreword by

Jonathan Safran Foer and Afterword by Windy Doniger

Animals and the Human Imagination:

A Companion to Animal Studies

Columbia University Press, 2012

Harper, A. Breeze (ed). Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans

Speak on Food, Identiry, Health, and Society

Lantern Books, 2010

Hedges, Chris. “I’ve Gone Vegan to Help Try to Save the Planet,”

Alternet, November 10, 2014.


Holland, Jennifer S. Unlikely Friendships:

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Workman Publishing, 2011

Joy, Melanie, with Foreward by John Robbins. Why We Love Dogs

Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism (The Belief

System That Enables us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others)

Conari Press, 2010

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Kaufman, Stephen R., and Natuan Braun. Good News for

All Creation: Vegetarianism as Christian Stewardship

Christian Vegetarian Association, 2002

Kaufman, Stephen R. Guided By Faith: Seeking to

Stop Violence and Scapegoating

Christian Vegetarian Association, 2008

PDF available at

Kemmerer, Lisa. Animals and World Religions.

Oxford University Press, 2012


Kemmerer, Lisa, and Anthony J. Nocella II (eds)

Call to Compassion: Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy

Lantern Books, 2011

Ko, Aph, and Syl Ko. Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture,

Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

Lantern Books, 2017

Kowalski, Gary. The Souls of Animals.

New World Library, (1991) 1999


Kowalski, Gary. The Bible According to Noah:

Theology as If Animals Mattered

Lantern Books, 2001

Leenaert, Tobias, with Foreword by Peter Singer, Illustrations by

Amy Hall-Bailey. How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach

Lantern Books, 2017

Lindstrom, Eric C., with Foreword by Victoria Moran.

The Skeptical Vegan:My Journey from Notorious

Meat Eater to Tofu-Munching Vegan—A Survival Guide

Skyhorse Publishing, 2017

Linzey, Andrew. Creatures of the Same God:

Explorations in Animal Theology

Lantern Books, 2009

Marcus, Erik. Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money

Brio Press, 2005

McQuirter, Tracye Lynn, By Any Greens Necessary:

A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great,

Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat

Lawrence Hill Books, 2010

Montgomery, Sy. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising

Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Atria/Simon & Schuster, 2015


Moran Barwick, Emily (video blog). “The History of Veganism,” Bite Size Vegan

Part One: “Vegans In Ancient Times,” April 29, 2015;


Part Two: “The Middle Ages,” June 24, 2015;


Part Three: “Vegans in the Renaissance,” October 23, 2015;


Moore, Stephen D., with Foreword by Laurel Kearns

Divinanaimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Fordham University Press, 2014

Muhammad, Anila. “Vegetarian Muslim: Turning Away From a

Meat-Based Diet,” Huffpost, June 23, 2013. http://www.huffingtonpost.


for slideshow “What Everyone Should Be Angry About . , ,” see

Muhammad, Anila. “’Why I Went Vegan’: Stories from Vegetarian

Muslims,” Huffpost, July 3, 2013.

muslim_b_3205096.html; for slideshow of sixteen stories see

Murti, Vasu. They Shall Not Hurt or Destroy: Animal Rights and

Vegetarianism in the Western Religious Traditions

Christian Vegetarian Association, 2003

Nada. “’Muslims Can’t be Vegan’– Where Veganism and Religion

Collide,” One Arab Vegan, January 27, 2012.

Neufeld, Franceen, with Afterword by Calvin Newfeld.

Suffering Eyes: A Chronicle of Awakening

Purposeful Publishing, 2013

Neufeld, Franceen, with Afterword by Calvin Newfeld.

Suffering Eyes: A Chronicle of Awakening

Purposeful Publishing, 2013

Oppenlander, Dr. Richard A. Comfortably Unaware:

What we choose to eat is killing us and our planet

Beaufort Books, 2012

Patterson, Charles, with Foreword by Lucy Rosen Kaplan.

Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust

Lantern Books, 2002

Pepperberg, Irene. Allex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot

Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and

Formed a Deep Bond in the Process.

HarperCollins, 2008

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Recio, Belinda, and Jonathan Balcombe, Inside Animal Hearts and

Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and

Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion

Skyhorse Publishing, 2017

Regan, Tom. The Case for Animal Rights.

University of California Press, (1983) 2004  

Regan, Tom and Peter Singer (eds). Animal Rights and Human Obligations.

Prentice Hall, 1976.

Robbins, John. Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices

Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth.

H.J. Kramer and New World Library, (1987) 2012.

Rowlands, Mark. Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice.

Palgrave MacMillan, 1998.

Scully, Matthew. Dominion: The Power of Man,

the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy.

St. Martin’s Press, 2002


Scully, Matthew. “Fear Factories: The case for compassionate

conservatism—for animals.” The American Conservative, May 23, 2005.

Scully, Matthew. “Unthinkable Today, Obvious Tomorrow:

The Moral Case for the Abolition of Cruelty to Animals,”

National Review, December 19, 2016 ;


Simon, David Robinson. Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of

Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much—and How to Eat Better,

Live Longer, and Spend Smarter

Conari Press, 2013

Simmons, Russell, and Chris Morrow. The Happy Vegan:

A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life

Avery/Penguin Random House, 2015

Singer, Peter.  Animal Liberation.

The New York Review of Books, (1975) 1990.

Singer, Peter, and Jim Mason. The Ethics of What We Eat:

Why Our Food Choices Matter

Rodale, Inc., 2006

peter singer

Steve (personal blog). “Buddhism and Veganism.”

Before Wisdom, April 1, 2011.

Spalde, Annika, and Pelle Strindlund. Every Creature a

Word of God: Compassion for Animals as Christian Spirituality

Christian Vegetarian Association, 2008

Steward, Tracey, with Illustrations by Lisel Ashlock.

Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live,

and How We Can Make Their Lives Better

Artisan/Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2015

Taft, Casey T., with Illustrations by Kara Maria Schunk

Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy:

A Clinical Phychology Perspective

Vegan Publishers, 2016

Taft, Casey T., Millennial Vegan: Tips for Navigating Relationships,

Wellness, and Everyday Life as a Young Animal Advocate

Vegan Publishers, 2017

Tuttle, Will. World Peace Diet: Eating for

Spiritual Health and Social Harmony.

Lantern Books, (2005) 2016.


Tuttle, Will (ed.). Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice.

Vegan Publishers, 2014.

Waldau, Paul, and Kimberley Christine Patton (eds).

A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

Columbia University Press, 2006

Wohlleben, Peter. The Inner Life of Animals:

Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

The Bodley Head, 2017

Webb, Stephen H., with Foreword by Andrew Linzey.

On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compasson for Animals

Oxford University Press, 1998

Wong, Eunice, with Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn. What the Health.

Xlibris, 2017.

Young, Richard Alan, with Foreword by Carol J. Adams. Is God a

Vegetarian? Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights

Open Court Publishing Company/Carus Publishing Company, 1999


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