If you are reading this is because you are considering going Vegan. I welcome your curiosity and I hope I can help you with the process. Why you should go Vegan?
FOR YOUR HEALTH
A healthy Vegan diet is great for your health. Healthy Vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, cancer and high blood pressure than meat-eaters are. You will also have increased energy levels and the added bonus of glowing skin and hair.
Saturated fat primarily found in meat, poultry, cheese, and other animal products—is a major driver of our blood cholesterol levels and with heart disease, cancers, diabetes and strokes among the top FIVE leading causes of deaths in the country, don’t you think it is time to take charge of your health? You are worth it!
FOR THE ANIMALS
More than 150 billion innocent animals are slaughtered every year in the world. We seem to think of animals as inanimate objects with no feelings or desires. The truth is that animals are sentient beings just like us; they have their own needs, wants, desires and interests.
They can experience sadness and joy, excitement and fear as well as anger and frustration. They are very aware of the world around them and just like you and I they want to LIVE.
Some researchers say pigs’ cognitive abilities are superior to 3-year-old children, as well as to dogs and cats. An article in Scientific American describes chickens as “cunning” and compares their communication skills with those of some primates and the fact that they use sophisticated signals to convey their intentions.
When chickens have to make decisions, they take into account prior experience and knowledge surrounding the situation. They can even solve complex problems and empathize with individuals that are in danger.
WHY VEGETARIANISM IS NOT ENOUGH?
Because it still causes great suffering to animals. Cows are continuously impregnated artificially every year in order to produce milk and then killed when they cannot longer produce it.
After their calves are born, they are torn away from their mothers within hours of birth, which of course causes great distress to both. You can hear the cows calling for their babies for days. Male calves end up in cramped veal crates so their meat is “tender” and females are sentenced to the same horrific fate as their mothers.
A cow’s natural lifespan is around 20 years, but cows used by the dairy industry are typically killed after five years because their bodies are so wear out from constantly being pregnant or lactating. They are standing on concrete flooring for the entire day without having the chance to go out and enjoy green pastures. It is modern day slavery!
Have you ever seen the trucks that have chickens packed as sardines? Chickens are one of the most abused animals. Chickens are hung upside down and have their throats slit, and they’re often scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
Do not let the meat and dairy industry manipulate you with labels such as “free-range” and “organic”. Most hens are living in cramped and filthy conditions. Every year, millions of beautiful male chicks are killed in high-speed grinders because they’re worthless to the egg industry. And don’t get me started with pigs….
No matter what the meat and dairy industry tries to tell you…there is no such a thing as “humane” slaughter. Animals WANT to LIVE- PERIOD!
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The United Nations stated that raising animals for food is one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.
It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat. It takes ONLY 25 gallons to produce one pound of wheat!