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browse through these books & more  in our in-site bookstore

Eternal Treblinka by Dr. Charles Patterson
Cruel by Sue Coe
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
Dominion by Matthew Scully
Comfortably Unaware: What You Choose to Eat is Killing Our Planet by Dr. Richard Oppenlander
Food for the Gods by Rynn Berry
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Animal Models in Light of Evolution by Drs. Ray Greek & Niall Shanks
FAQs About the Use of Animals in Science by Drs. Ray Greek & Niall Shanks
The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol Adams
The Food Revolution by John Robbins
Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman
Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters by Anthony Nocella
Animal Equality by Joan Dunayer
Speciesism by Joan Dunayer
Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr. Neal Barnard
The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham
Nutrition and Athletic Performance by Dr. Douglas Graham
Never Too Late to Go Vegan by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina
The McDougall Program: Twelve Days to Dynamic Health by Dr. John McDougall
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn
The Perfect Formula Diet by Janice Stanger, Ph.D.
Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook by Jo Stepaniak
Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
Incredibly Delicious:Recipes for A New Paradigm by Gentle World
Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs & What it Really Means to be Vegan by Jed Gillen
The Simple Little Vegan Dog Book: Cruelty-Free Recipes for Canines by Michelle A. Rivera

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browse through these videos & more  in our in-site bookstore

Earthlings– an award-winning documentary film (watch on their site for free) about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. narrated by Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix and features music by platinum-selling recording artist Moby.
Most Important Speech You'll Ever Hear– watch Gary Yourofsky's incredible speech; an approachable, non-aggressive, no-nonsense, grounded presentation created for non-vegans.
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most; if not all; of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled; or even reversed; by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
Peaceable Kingdom– a riveting story of transformation and healing; explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.
Food, Inc– The film examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.
Vegucated– part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.
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All About Veganism– ADAPTT's battery of vegan information
Choose Veganism– the basics of the why, how, who, what and when.
The Human Myth site working to correct the misinformation of “humane” movements within the meat, dairy, and other animal exploitation industries.
VegE-News- A monthly e-newsletter featuring current news stories and items of interest to vegans and vegetarians.
VegNews- The premier vegan lifestyle magazine
Meat Abolition– promoting, on a volunteer and independent basis, the demand for the the abolition of the production and consumption of animal flesh throughout the world.
Vegania Nation–  a virtual vegan country that aims to establish veganism worldwide. founded by the impressively young activist Abhay Rangan.
vGirls|vGuys (Sexy Vegans!)–  is a multimedia project promoting veganism by exposing vegan beauty, strength and diversity.
A Well-Fed World– a hunger relief and animal protection organization working with grassroots groups in the U.S. and internationally on feeding and food production programs.
Great Vegan Athletes- kick-ass vegan athletes from all kinds of sports and activity backgrounds!
Make Your Own!-  a fantastic resource for how to make your own vegan cleaning, makeup, and other household products (Thanks Alana!)

Animal Rights, Activism & Information

ADAPTT– ethical vegan organization founded by Gary Yourofsky.
FARM- Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism.
Animal Equality– Animal Equality is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to achieving equal consideration and respect for animals and promotes a vegan lifestyle.
How to Do Animal Rights– a completely free online-book about how to do animal rights as a practical and legal activity.
The Abolitionist Approach– a practical, clear approach to animal rights.
Vegan Outreach– a nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our illustrated booklets
Animal Liberation Front (ALF)– animal rights group specializing in direct action.
NAALPO– north american animal liberation press office.
269life– a movement born out of Israel when three vegan activists took on the industry-given number of a calf in an Israeli factory farm in a public branding. as part of this movement, I staged the first North American branding.


FoodnSport– the online home of Dr. Douglas Graham, author of The 80/10/10 Diet.
VegAdvantage– a foodservice brokerage that has helped dozens of restaurants, universities, primary and secondary schools, and businesses incorporate vegetarian selections into their menus and cafeterias—all without charge.
The Milk Documentary– an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products.– a wealth of information on the health detriments of dairy.
Vegan Fitness- a website and message board.  The subject range covers all matters relating to nutrition, food, diet and sport specific information no matter what the activity or the experience level is. Post your own questions for assistance.

Vegan Pets

shop for vegan pet food & treats in our in-site store!

V-Dog– my favorite pre-made vegan doggie food and what i feed my dog, Ooby
VeganCats– info and products for having vegan pets- especially addressing feline issues: foods, info, and more.
VegPets– information about feeding your pets a vegan diet.
Make Your Own Vegan Dog Food!: try this, and this, and this!

Animal Testing

Americans For Medical Advancement (AFMA)– founded by Dr. Ray Greek, a physician and pre-eminent scientist who adamantly opposes medical research on animals
National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)– dedicated to abolishing the exploitation of animals used in research, education and product testing.  has a “cruelty free product search” tool.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)– a group of doctors who advocate preventative medicine and true scientific research.
PCRM's Human Seal of Approval– list of charities that refuse to test on animals.
Map of Animal Research Facilities– an interactive map where you can look up the facilities in your area.

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BSV Books, Movies & Products Store– i'd be remiss if i didn't first direct you to our own in-site store for my personal book, movie, and product recommendations!
BSV Gear– our own bite-size store where you can get your own BSV gear and sport it with pride!
Vegan Essentials– vegan, cruelty-free shopping on one site.  has toiletries to shoes and more.
Pangea– another all-vegan shopping site.  worry-free purchasing.
FOOD!/Clothing/Cosmetics– Still need that certain something? visit ADAPTT's list of vegan meat and dairy alternatives, baked goods, and a lot more!
Vegan Faces– face paint and cosmetics for sensitive skin.  all vegan and cruelty-free.  Vegan Society-certified.
Herbivore Clothing
Vaute Couture
Alternative Outfitters

wanna know if a certain product is tested on animals? check out these resources and/or just shop at the stores listed above!

Compassionate Shopping Guide
A “Search” Feature for Cruelty-Free Companies (still good to do your own follow-up to be sure)

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Happy Cow– More than a restaurant and health food store guide, HappyCow is a constant work-in-progress toward becoming the one-stop resource for everything VEG.
Vegan Xpress– VeganXpress is an on-the-run guide to what’s vegan at popular chain restaurants and fast food places.
Now, no internet connection required!
Vegan Steven– VeganSteven knows all the good vegan spots around you. If you're vegan, or like vegan, or want to impress a vegan companion, you need VeganSteven.
AnimalFree (apple)/Animal-Free (android)– Animal-Free is an online product checker and pocket reference guide for identifying common and hidden animal ingredients.
Cruelty-Free (apple)/ Cruelty-Free (android)Know which companies are cruelty-free!

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no animal products!?! but what can I eat?  look below for some ideas.  make some chocolate cake, fried un-chicken, real-tasting steak/chicken fajitas, soul food, comfort food, and more!

for recipe books, browse through our in-site bookstore

Mouth Watering Vegan
Bankrupt Vegan (vegan on a budget!)
The Blooming Platter
100% Vegan Recipes (scroll down)
Savvy Vegetarian
Healthy. Happy. Life
The Post Punk Kitchen
Chef Chloe
Vegan Soul Food
Tofu for Two
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Hungry Hungry Hippie
The Innocent Primate
Manifest Vegan
Urban Vegan


Kid-Specific Recipes:

Vegan Kid Recipes on Pinterest
VegKitchen Recipes For Kids and Teens
Vegangela for Kids
Savvy Vegetarian for Kids