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  1. Janet Gerl says:

    I’m on board. I have a cat and a horse. Seeing their thought processes and how they learn OUR habits it’s almost like they are reading our minds. They know us. Watching them get scared and seeing their fear. I can only imagine the animals in these meat factories (factory farms). I compare them to an animal form of concentration camp. Amazing how humans compartmentalize. We have pets we LIVE like children and others are just animals we torture and eat. Earthlings are crazy.

  2. Deborah May says:

    Many years ago I read Bob Geldofs biography, he spoke about his time working in an abbatior there and then I knew I could no longer eat our fellow creatures or allow myself to ignore their plight! Thanks Sir Bob!

  3. Glenda Cox says:

    Hi Thankyou for a great website, I became vegan overnight as well, though had been a vegetarian for many years…after watching “Cowspiracy” haven’t seen “Earthlings” though now would like to watch it…have been vegan 9 months and have noticed I have no “sugar” cravings anymore. Your website is inspirational and keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Glenda, it means a lot! I think we would have transitioned after watching Cowspiracy as well.

  4. I have been subscribing to your website for awhile and always read and enjoy your posts. I am going to look into Earthlings if I can bear it. I too went Vegan overnight over 2 years ago, cold turkey, the day after Thanksgiving! I did so for health reasons after watching Forks Over Knives documentary, reading How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Coldwell Esselstyn, The China Study, and “How Not To Die” by Dr. Michael Greger (great book and even better on audible.com to listen to him!). I have since become so aware of the animal cruelty and environmental aspects of being Vegan and continue to reinforce my beliefs through more continuing education. I have never felt better in my life or had more energy and I’m over 70! I have just sent over 40 people a download link to the “How Not To Die” book for free….since it’s my first book, I can share and as my husband says, “you can’t chsnge the world” but I can try one step at a time to get the word across. My motto is “nothing tastes as good as healthy feels”! Good luck with this wonderful work you’re doing.

    1. Wow, Kathy! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. You have an inspiring story which has obviously led to some incredible results for you. Keep up the great work! Every little bit counts and I’m sure some of the 40 people who downloaded the book would feel enriched after reading it.

  5. Megan Dudek says:

    I had never heard of the movie Earthlings…I have been a vegetarian for 2 years and have been thinking passively about going vegan. Ive started trying some vegan versions of yogurt, sour cream, etc. Ive been happy with my vegetarianism and felt good thinking the dairy industry wasnt too bad off but after talking it over with my wife and really thinking about the process and even watching the trailer and some other short clips of animal anguish I’ve convinced myself that there is too much suffering out there that is well worth the change. Ive been ignorant or blind to the dairy aspects but am forcing myself to see it- I dont think I could make it through the movie as I have been crying just contemplating it, but thank you for including this and helping me move forward.

    1. Megan, thank you so much for sharing your story. Totally understand if you decide not to watch Earthlings. However you should try to at least watch it with a friend, perhaps your wife? Animal suffering goes far beyond what you eat and Earthlings sheds light on all of the key areas of animal liberation. All the best.

  6. thank you so much for sharing your story and how your journey to becoming vegan began. I just finished watching Earthling and i must say,it is the most eye opening and heart wrenching documentary I’ve ever seen. I have been vegetarian for 4 months now and was toying with the idea of becoming vegan.. I AM NOW A VEGAN.

    1. That’s amazing Lerato!! Congratulations 🙂 Best of luck on your new journey, feel free to reach out if you need help with anything. M&M

  7. I came across your sight tonight and was immediately drawn in by the name. I am a minimalist and just very recently began transitioning to a vegan diet. Although I am completely against animal cruelty, I have to admit that this was not the deciding factor for me to go vegan. I recently watched the documentary What the Health and it made me start my transition over night. It focuses on the very negative affects eating meat and dairy has on your health. My daughter is 9 months old and has only just begun to eat solid foods. Watching this film has inspired me to feed her right. If you have never seen it, I definitely recommend it. I started to watch Food Inc. and could barely look at the screen. I want to get through it and watch Earthlings as well. I look forward to reading more from you guys.

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences. Yes, we were able to attend the launch for What The Health in our city. Very powerful film! There are many reasons people become vegan, whether it’s compassion, environment or health. It sounds like you’re on a journey with lots of discovery. We are too. We’re glad our ethos aligns with yours. Would highly recommend watching Earthlings. It’s extremely devastating but no other documentary has had such a huge impact on our lives, and we’ve watched a lot of them.

  8. I was so pleased to read this post! I stumbled across this website earlier this evening and I’m already loving every bit of it. I too, became vegan overnight (beginning last night, in fact) – after 8 months of being vegetarian I still felt uneasy about consuming dairy products and, like the two of you, after watching a short video on the matter, my mindset has been solidified on giving up ALL animal by-products! I’m looking forward to continuing to read what the two of you post (and have already posted) on this website 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your journey Katie! Congrats on taking the leap 🙂 If you ever have any questions or want some extra support, feel free to email us x

  9. Let me just say… GREAT BLOG!.. Thank you for sharing your story.. Mine started basically for health reasons and I also decided to switch cold turkey after learning with other videos what farm animals go thru to satisfy an unnecessary need to eat meat. I was ignorant before.. they don’t want anyone to know.. I feel the switch is happening.. more and more people are aware about why we don’t need meat, dairy, eggs to survive.. I suggest you watch “Cowspiracy” .. it also gives you a perspective on the environmental impact of raising farm animals…

    1. Hi Rosanna, thank you for your kind words. It’s interesting to hear about your story and how the industry affected cemented your decision. Yes, Cowspiracy is next on our watching list, thanks for letting us know.

  10. Tammy Martin says:

    Thank you for this thoughtful post and for educating us about this movie. I had not heard of it before and the trailer alone is heartbreaking! I’ve been moving towards a vegan lifestyle and need to find the strength to watch this very important film. Thanks for your advocacy and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    1. Thanks Tammy, we’re glad you found this post useful. We always suggest watching the film with someone else if possible. Let us know how you go.

  11. Thank you for sharing your story. This line -> “Let them go on to make their own mistakes on their own terms” really speaks to me. There is an animal advocacy book, On Their Own Terms, written by Lee Hall that speaks about the concept of letting the animals live their lives on their own terms. It’s an incredible read if you ever get the chance. Anyway, congratulations on your new site! I look forward to seeing what’s next!

    1. Hi KD, thank you for taking the time to comment. We’ve added your book recommendation to our reading list. Thanks again! M & M

  12. Such a beautiful post, Michael and Masha! They call this film: ‘The Vegan Maker’, and it was the final straw in my decision to follow a vegan lifestyle as well. I cried for days afterwards but I’m so grateful for its presence. I’ve been vegan now for almost 4 years and it only gets better and better! As a beautiful side effect, I no longer suffer from the chronic eczema that plagued me my whole life, nor do I ever have to worry about my weight again – plus it inspired a whole new career and passion for me in Health Coaching! Here’s to rocking a passionate, plant-based life! Congratulations on the launch of your new site and I look forward to following your journey. Love, Bex

    1. Thanks Bex, we really appreciate your support! Earthlings certainly lives up to it’s name. We’re glad this lifestyle cleared up your skin. M & M

  13. Hi Michael and Masha,
    Let me begin by saying that you have a beautiful and thoughtful website. I know the work that goes into putting one together and I applaud your efforts. I have not been able to watch Earthlings. I come across many images and videos daily that are hard enough as it is to see, but a I certainly applaud those who have been able to watch this seminal film about all of the death for profit nonhuman animal industries.
    Good luck with your site and thank you for your advocacy. I look forward to reading your posts.