Have you heard of this documentary “Vegucated”? I recently stumbled upon it, and well I’m a bit of a sucker for documentaries so I went ahead and watched it. It was very interesting, possibly biased but all in all, extremely educational.
The premise of the doc, was to teach individuals about the farming (animal) industries and how it effects our health, economy and environment. The leading character explains that she was raised like most Americans; believe protein from animals should make up the core of our diet. It wasn’t until she moved to New York city that she learned a few things about the farming industry and little by little became more aware of the reality of this market and eventually became a vegan.
Via Craigslist, this woman finds 3 individuals who are willing to go vegan for 6 weeks and the documentary follows the individuals around. You see their passion for animal rights evolve, their struggles with being vegan, and also their health changes.
About 20 minutes before the documentary ends, some surprising statistics are shared, and quite frankly they seem slightly off. I don’t doubt the movie maker herself, but instead the source she gets the information from. My opinion on this is simply due to the fact that if these statistics were 100% true, I think more people would know about them. Especially since global warming is such a hot top in our society and this documentary includes much information on the topic such as, animals burping and farting (their gases) leading to global warming. They just seem a bit far fetch and the reality is that every private researcher has their own opinion and point, that they are trying to make. In this case these sources and researchers themselves are vegans and have that agenda.
At the end of the movie, the film maker tells of individuals who were vegans (Einstein, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks ect.) and it definitely plays on your emotions. It is as if the film maker it trying to suggest that good hearted people are vegans.
I would love for some of you to watch the documentary and let me know what you think.
I really love this documentary for one main reason; it brings up the conversation of personal belief and diet.
With saying that, if you had to sum your day-in and day-out diet, how would you and why do you follow it? Is it an emotional, spiritual, physical or mental decision for you?
Here is the Vegucated movie trailer link. I watched it through hulu plus but my guess is that this movie is out through many sources.