But, why vegan?
A lot of people who are on the verge of becoming vegan sometimes struggle to get there, the question is simply “why vegan?” (the answer is on this t-shirt)
For the planet
The fact is, global warming’s happening, it’s happening fast. The single biggest contributor to methane emissions is the meat and dairy industry. These two industries use A THIRD of the earths fresh water supply and if one person were to drop one meal of chicken a week from their diet, this would be the same CO2 emissions as 500,000 cars on the road- that’s insane. I’ve always said you can’t be an environmentalist if you’re not vegan and it couldn’t be more true. Eating and consuming animal products contributes substantially more to the damage of the environment than taking longer showers and having hosepipe bans. For more info on how detrimental the animal agriculture business is to the world have a watch of Cowspiracy.
For the people
There are so many starving people in the world. If you’re new to the lifestyle you might not know that if the whole world went vegan, famine and hunger related death would literally become history. The produce used to feed the millions of animals for humans to kill and eat could instead be used to feed the millions of starving people around the globe. There’s 925 million people (yes a massive amount of the world population) who won’t get enough to eat this year but, the amount of land to feed 1 meat eater could feed 20 vegans.
So why vegan for our health? Meat and dairy are packed with carcinogens and are the main cause of obesity and diabetes in the western world. Your best bet here is to read Dr Neal Bernard’s book on reversing diabetes and The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Eating meat is the most prominent cause of heart disease, cancer and whole other host of problems and diseases. Many non-vegans often claim that a vegan diet is unhealthy and unnatural but this is simply the result of a poor education. Humans were never designed to eat a diet based on animal products, our bodies can’t digest it properly, our teeth are shaped the same as plant eating animals and our bodies react negatively to the consumption. A vegan diet focusing on high carb, low fat is the best diet for your body, the planet and the animals!
If you have a pet you must care for animals right? Wait, you still eat meat? How can you love and adore one animal but then be fine with the slaughter of many, many others? Animals deserve equal respect whether they’re dogs and cats or pigs and lambs. It’s basic compassion to not eat animals, we brand them as bacon, veal and leather but really these are dead sentient beings who were slaughtered for your own pleasure. Many people argue that they ‘love the taste of meat too much’ so they have to have animals die but IN REALITY that’s like saying ‘I think that girl/guy is attractive so let me go and rape him/her’. There’s no need to exploit and murder helpless animals when we can eat a perfectly healthy and more-than sustainable vegan diet. If you’re interested in learning more about how a vegan lifestyle can help the animals, watch Earthlings.
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You know you’re wrong for contributing to the killing and suffering of animals. Don’t be a dick.