Going vegan allows us to embark on one of the most truly important and special decisions and journeys of our entire lives!
What other decision and journey have you ever made that has allowed you to save the lives of other human and non-human beings, massively help with our war on global warming, fight world hunger and take steps to a much cleaner and healthier lifestyle?
All 4 can be done with one easy transition today! YOU can change the world and your health!
Veganism and the animal rights movement is the biggest and fastest growing social justice movement on the planet – join us in changing the world to a better and more compassionate place.
Vegan – the term “vegan” was coined by Donald Watson when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England in 1944. At first he used the term to describe “non-dairy vegetarian”, but from 1951 the Society defined it as “the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals”. The actual definition as laid out by the Vegan Society is as follows –
“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”
Veganism validates and begins to address the suffering and plight of billions of animals around the world.
However, veganism also offers many other positive benefits to our world and its inhabitants. Here we sum up just four extremely important benefits. Simply being vegan allows us to work on all four of these important issues 3 times every day when we sit down to eat a meal – peace beings on our plate!
Animals – we are said to be a nation of animal lovers yet almost 70 BILLION land animals are slaughtered around the world every year! Every time we sit down to a meal consisting of animal flesh or animal derived products like eggs and dairy, we pay to have animals enslaved, tortured, mutilated and slaughtered.
Like us animals are sentient beings, they feel a range of emotions like fear, anxiety, love and happiness. Also like us animals have a central nervous system, so they feel pain in the same way we do.
They are social beings and enjoy being with their friends and family. All mothers want to nurse their babies and protect them from harm just like we do, yet babies are torn away from their mothers and often killed – males in the dairy and egg industry are seen as “surplus” to requirements simply because their reproductive systems cannot be exploited for profit! Most male calves born into the dairy industry are shot in the head while male chicks are “discarded” and gassed to death or thrown into a grinder and ground up while still alive!
This is why vegetarianism isn’t enough – the dairy and egg industries are two of the cruellest industries on earth ~ “Vegan or Violence – there is no third option”!
Animals are not here on this planet for us, they are here with us – they are NOT ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way – they are all someone and they deserve to live as much as you and I and the companion animals we share our lives and homes with.
If you love animals, don’t eat and wear them; love them and protect them, speak out against oppression – the animals need you!
World Hunger – an issue we don’t touch on enough is the devastating impact animal agriculture has on world hunger. We feed grain to animals known as “livestock” only to then kill those animals so humans can eat their flesh. If the feed that fed those animals were fed to starving people, we could eradicate world hunger 4 times over.
“Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the tear-stained face of a starving child” ~ Phillip Wollen
People in the west are dying from affluent diseases like obesity, heart attack, diabetes, strokes and cancers; diseases often brought on from eating too much animal protein, while other people are dying from severe poverty and starvation. The next time you eat meat, remember this: “their food fed your meat”!
Environmental Issues – you cannot be an environmentalist and eat meat. If you consume animal products you are heavily contributing towards climate change. The leading cause of global warming is the animal agriculture industry. At 18% it is a bigger problem to our planet than all transportation combined. Going vegan is the most significant thing an individual can do to help combat climate change and protect the very planet we live on.
Walking to work, recycling, turning lights off and reducing water consumption are all great, but they’re a dot on the landscape compared to giving up animal flesh and animal derived products.
Health – The health benefits of a plant based diet have been well documented and adopting a PBD can not only prevent diseases like heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, but can even reverse diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Real food is grown not born!
Read “The China Study” by Colin T Campbell PhD – the most comprehensive study of nutrition EVER conducted!
Also read “How Not To Die” by Dr Michael Greger
Follow Dr Brooke Goldner on Instagram @GoodbyeLupus
Water – Animal agriculture uses between 20-35% of our fresh global water consumption – with approximately 1,800 – 2400 gallons of water needed to produce 1 pound of beef (it varies but that’s an average). You might live in a country where you do not need to think about water, but to many, it’s a luxury – we must consider the bigger picture.
Also, the industry is a massive pollutant in our rivers and waterways – so water contamination is a major problem around the world too.
Land – Since the early 1970’s around 90% of the Amazon rainforest has been cleared and destroyed to graze land animals so we can then kill them to eat them. Much of land is also used to grow soya beans – NOT for plant based human diets, but to feed to animals who humans then kill for food!
If you want to go vegan be assured it’s easy and literally gets easier every day – there is now a vegan option for everything.
If you want to transition to a cruelty free, compassionate vegan lifestyle – do it easily with help and support –
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