Veganism is a lifestyle that rejects the use of animal products and boycotts industries that profit from the exploitation of animals.
Being vegan is the best way to truly help the animals that are abused and exploited on a mass scale. Contrary to popular belief, eating animal flesh is not necessary for human survival, therefore the suffering of billions of animals is needless. In this modern day society, there are vast amounts of alternatives available at every grocery store and market. Eating dead animals is a choice, not a necessity.
For the animals95% of all farm animals are raised in factory farms or CAFO's (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). This means they are raised in unnatural conditions to produce the most amount of meat in the shortest amount of time. Animals are pumped with growth hormones so they grow at a rapid rate, then they're slaughtered at an early age. This unhealthy, cramped way of life stresses their bodies and causes a great deal of suffering. No animal wants to die, yet they're bred into existence, then their lives are cut short without ever experiencing freedom. Animals are exploited and oppressed by human beings in the name of profit and taste. Each vegan saves nearly 200 animals a year by rejecting animal products and boycotting these industries. There is no better way to reduce animal suffering than to be vegan.
“The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?” ― Jeremy Bentham, Philosopher, 1789
For the planetBeing vegan means you make a much smaller footprint on the planet. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that going vegan could reduce your carbon footprint by up to 73%. Farming animals is destroying the planet at an alarming rate. Animal agriculture is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gas, more than the exhaust from all of the worlds transportation (combined). Meat production is a huge waste of resources, water, food, and a major cause of pollution. Each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves approximately 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life.
"Eating a vegan diet could be the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on earth." ―Researchers at University of Oxford
For yourselfEating meat is bad for your health. A vegan diet is free of cholesterol and low in saturated fat while giving you a full supply of plant protein, fiber, minerals and more. When you eat a plant based diet, you're getting your nutrients straight from the source instead of filtering them through an animals body. Studies have shown that meat-eaters are more likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Eating a well balanced plant based diet has been shown to prevent and even reverse these common diseases.
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegan diet.”―Albert Einstein
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Taking non-violent action is the best way to spread the word and get more people to think about going vegan. It shows that you really care, and will take action for the voiceless animals no matter how uncomfortable it is. Activism is a vehicle for change, and change is what the world needs (massive change). When you rise up and speak against the immoral norms of the world, you create a disruption in the minds of those you encounter. Planting the seed of compassion can raise the awareness people have about the choices they make and how they affect the planet. Something as small as a social media post, a simple t-shirt, or a short conversation can compel someone to question their own ethics, causing an empathetic paradigm shift. Many great and successful movements were brought about through non-violent direct action.
Activism can be found in many formats:
- Animal Rescue
- Civil Disobedience
- Sharing food
- Social media posts
- And more..
Going vegan is as simple as making a choice. Choosing to no longer support animal cruelty by rejecting the use of animal products is all it takes to become vegan. There are plenty of online resources to help you transition to a vegan diet. You can find some of these resources by clicking the link below: GO VEGAN