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Every time we eat, we have the power to radically transform the world we live in.

Our choices can help alleviate the most pressing issues we face today: the climate crisis, infectious and chronic diseases, human exploitation and, of course, non-human exploitation. Undeniably, these issues can be uncomfortable to learn about, but the benefits of doing so cannot be overstated. It is quite literally a matter of life and death.

Through exploring the major ways that our current system of animal farming affects the world around us, as well as the cultural and psychological factors that drive our behaviours, This Is Vegan Propaganda answers the pressing question, is there a better way?

Whether you are a vegan already or curious to learn more, this book will show you the other side of the story that has been hidden for far too long. Based on years of research and conversations with slaughterhouse workers and farmers, to animal rights philosophers, environmentalists and everyday consumers, vegan educator and public speaker Ed Winters will give you the knowledge to understand the true scale and enormity of the issues at stake.

This Is Vegan Propaganda is the empowering and ground-breaking book on veganism that everyone, vegan and sceptic alike, needs to hear.

©2022 Ed Winters (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Eloquently put toolkit for anyone interested in veganism

I love the way Ed breaks down all the mess surrounding veganism and the propaganda fed to us from the meat dairy and egg industries.

I love the way the book has been organised as a tool kit to help vegans answer questions offer those curious for themselves.

I recommend this to anyone that's interested in becoming more ethical in their lifestyle through food choices

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Loose construct, a bit rambling, some good points

This whole book is built on the basis of morality, and how we should treat animals. If your okay with killing something for food then it kind of falls apart.
I hunt, have killed and eaten animals but also own dogs. I also come from a family of farmers and my grandfather used to keep cows in his garden, they were happy. According to this book because I eat meat all of the above means I'm a hypocrite and misguided, which I don't think is correct it's not that back and white.
The tone of the book is undoubtedly aimed at converting people to veganism, which I don't mind in the slightest but as the title states it is vegan propaganda.
Humans are a consumer of resources, food is a resource, animals can be a food source and food sources are commodities.. if you can get over the morality of it which I can that's not a hard conclusion to reach.
You can love 1 animal and kill another. This also happens between humans, I care for my family but I don't send my money to stop suffering, to other humans else where which I could do so I am indirectly supporting suffering by not elevating it.
There is also no balance to the argument such as a mention of mixed agriculture systems which involve animals and are incredibly successful.
Overall if you want to be a vegan that's great and you would be doing the world a favour, but if your listening to this for a balanced opinion I'd look somewhere else.
If you want to listen to a decent book around global resources I'd recommend "There is no planet B" that has a far more factual approach to the problems we face as a planet.
Happy the author got a couple of quid out of it.

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This book has changed my mindset for life!

Absolutely brilliant, eye opening and shoving in equal measures.

Clearly explains not only the argument, but also the evidence for many aspects of the topic such as health, environment, psychology and the ethics associated with how we treat the earth and it's inhabitants, many of which the cast majority of the public (including me) are blissfully unaware of, I now feel angry and tricked.

To not know is one thing (very very few are born vegan) but if anyone can read this and not be spurred in to action then they are not the kind of person I would want within my circles.

I feel strongly that once you know the contents of this book, I don't see how you can turn back away from them.

This book has changed my mindset for life!

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A Beacon Of Light

Ed has written an amazing book here, so much so that I will be buying in hardback. So many home truths and scientific reviews squeezed into this one compelling book.

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Astonishing and deeply thought provoking

This book is without doubt the most interesting book out there on the real truth behind the meat industry.
I’ve been vegetarian a few years because of the moral issues, but had no idea what went on in the dairy industry. If anything I’ve discovered most importantly, it’s not “okay to eat dairy because the animals aren’t killed”, but exactly the opposite, the harrowing excruciating way they “live” is appalling.
To anyone who ever owned a pet, whatever it was, a hamster, a cat, a dog, you realise the entire duplicity of how you can adore animals yet nonchalantly consume others who’ve been kept in dreadful conditions for their very short lives.
I had no idea of the impact on the environment, not just the methane, but the amount of crops shipped worldwide that goes into feeding farm animals.
This book will change your life.

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excellent

Extremely well written, well researched, thought provoking. inspiring. Ed is passionate about the subject but not judgemental.

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Every vegan should give this book to their friends

This is a really thorough well written book I'd strongly recommend it to anyone, I plan to buy a paper copy or two for my own family.
I found the audiobook very engaging however I think it's a really widely held belief that humans are omnivores, we have front facing eyes and need meat to live healthy. I think these concepts should have been refuted in the first chapter.

I would have liked to have heard more on the history of veganism in human culture. The book gives the impression that the concept of refraining from eating meat etc is not much older than Ed himself. I think people would be interested to know more about the past such as ancient Greeks Pythagorean diet, Buddhism, Jainism, Christian monks and Islam's opposition to cruelty to animals. I don't think most people know that there were many important historical figures who morally opposed the consumption of animals form every walk of life including artists, writers, philosophers, scientists and even politicians. The vegan philosophy is one that stands on the shoulder of historic giants. The meat eating public would definitely pay more attention if they new their heros would be oppose to their lifestyle choices.

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Absolutely amazing

I have learnt so much from listening to this book, and Ed speaks in such an articulate and intelligent manor. i love how he helps me develop the skills to compose myself when discussing with others. Also, i love when he talks about legality does not equal morality. I truly recommend this book to everyone.

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Extremely informative

Hard to listen to but makes clear the realities of what the majority of humans are allowing to happen on their behalf. Very well presented and informative, the narration is excellent

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Sussinct and really interesting

This was really well written and had really interesting histories and stories and a lot of little known information I didn't yet know, Ed is a fantastic communicator

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-22

Well written. Everyone should listen

In this book, Ed covers many of the problems created by animal agriculture. Hopefully non vegans will listen and begin the process of becoming vegan.

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  • 12-01-22

A truly incredible thinker of our time - for vegans and non-yet-vegans alike!

As a lawyer and animal rights advocate, I cannot express enough how helpful and structured this book is, and how in awe I am of Ed’s incredible ability to speak about these major systemic issues that pervade our entire ways of life.

Whether you are a vegan needing more thoughtful and irrefutable dinner-table counter arguments, a curious relative or friend of a vegan, or simply someone curious about learning about and helping to change systemic issues, this book is for you! If you are a human, this book is for you!

I would be shocked if this book doesn’t change your life in some respect.

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  • Nadia
  • 12-06-22

Great for Vegans and Non-Vegans Alike

Winters has a gift for explaining this vastly complex issue. I, for one, am grateful he has taken his gift seriously and has made the effort to write this incredibly important and visionary work.

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  • Hector
  • 26-05-22

One of the most important books ever!

This book is so incredibly eye opening. Honestly this book should be put into high schools, that's how important the information is in this book. Of course I highly recommend reading or listening to this book. It will honestly change your live.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-22

remarkable dedication to the truth

It's astonishing to realize all of the effort Ed Winters went through to create this book. One read/listen isn't nearly enough. I will be listening repeatedly whenever I have the chance. I wish everyone could take the time to appreciate the author and their message. I would definitely recommend for anyone to read/listen.

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  • AB
  • 18-08-22

Great information based on facts!

So grateful for people like Ed Winters exist. One day people like him will be considered heros. It's easy to go along with the system. It takes great courage to stand up for the innocent and helpless.

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  • Lisa M.
  • 15-08-22

you will be shocked by what you didn't know

The facts a here and are difficult, at times to listen to but this is an enlightening book that will change everyone who reads it, in one way or another.

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  • Brigid Garroni
  • 24-07-22

An excellent study.

This book is excellently researched and written. The reading is measured and not sensational. Each chapter deals with its own aspect of the ways in which our exploitation of animals impacts them, ourselves, and the planet we all inhabit. I listened to all 9 chapters of it twice on two consecutive days. I highly recommend it.

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  • Em
  • 24-07-22

for everyone to read

Vegan or not, I can’t recommend this book enough.

Fact based studies and science back up all of Winters points for veganism. I don’t understand why people still dis being plant based- is it so terrible to be against unnecessary harm, animal cruelty, pro environment, and health?
Ed Winters is such a great speaker (and debater) and positive vegan advocate and has provided a refreshing source for plant based information.

Not many people think about what they eat, and I think this book will change that.

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  • Elaine
  • 15-07-22

Just go vegan already.

Very informative. Bought the hard opt and also on audible. Author is a good narrator for this topic. Very concise, mostly facts with a few anecdotal offshoots that font detract from the message but help enhance it. Give it a listen or a read, educate yourself on the reality of the cruelty humans perpetuate every single minute of every single day on sentient beings. No surprise -humans treat humans like crap too, like they’re disposable, so it’s not a stretch to believe how unfeeling and careless we are with other living creatures most humans deem as less than. Stop eating any and all animal products, restore your health, and help save the planet. VERY simple actions is all it takes.