“…the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future…”
We exclude any cruelty or exploitation of animals from our everyday lives. If you can not understand why this would be a way of life that we may choose…well, I must say that you not understanding why is quite confusing for myself to grasp, but this post is for you.
We were once like some of you. Never making a connection, never thinking about where anything we consumed or used came from, and honestly never thinking twice about a single thing that we took part in or what affect it may have on anything or anyone else.
So, I ask that you make the connection and read this list of pros and cons with an open mind. It may help you see the light.
- Drastically decreases your risks of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, macular degeneration, osteoporosis; (the list goes on and on)
- Helps with cholesterol, weight loss, hair, nails, skin, migraines, allergies, body odor, energy, and once again the list goes on and on
In some cases, it has been found that going vegan has even reversed almost each one of these cases.
If these health benefits aren’t enough (how could they not be?) then obviously there are more benefits to be told…
(living conditions of “KFC”/”Tyson”)
- helping the ANIMALS!—tortured, beaten, skinned alive, poked, prodded, raped, taken from their families, smashed,
necks broken, tails cut off, and some will even be ground-up alive…yes, these things happen and yes, you do pay someone else to do those things so that you don’t have to- they are sentient beings- who are we to take their life?
(living conditions of “bacon”)
- helping the EARTH!—Where do I begin? 1. It helps our Soil-raising animals to be eaten contributes to erosion and nutrient depletion of soil. 2. It helps the Forest-nearly 30% of inhabitable land is taken up by livestock or the food we grow for the livestock. 3. It helps our Water-it takes around 20,000 gallons of water to make one pound of beef…so, think about that. 4. It helps our Oceans-“dead-zones” in our oceans between 13,000 and 20,000 sq km are formed when vast quantities of excess nutrients from factory farms, animal waste, nitrogen compounds, sewage, and fertilizer are swept down the river. Barely anything can live here. Hence, “dead-zone”. Okay, I could go on, it helps the air, it helps detract from our ridiculous oil addiction, it helps with decreasing the amount of overheating of our planet;etc.
- helping the PEOPLE!—a plant based diet only requires one third of the land needed to support a dairy/meat diet.It is becoming no longer sustainable. Water and food are becoming scarce and this of course affects the poorest people in the world. We take food that could be given directly to humans and
give to animals so only those that can afford meat/dairy can eat. Also, these animals are pumped with so many chemicals and antibiotics that antibiotics are not even helping some people to get better anymore and one day they won’t help at all.
So, if you like animals, the earth, and people then this may be the thing to do, ay?
- You may have to take a supplement of B12 every once in awhile.
- Well, there aren’t any(more)
All things can be backed with scientific research. It is not about believing if these things are true but about accepting the truth for the evidence that stands behind it. I ask that you try one meal a week, one day a week, one week a month, one month a year…try once. Every little thing helps.
You can be a part of something bigger than yourself.