1. For the Animals — in my opinion, the most obvious reason. Millions upon millions of animals are killed, mangled, mutilated, anguished, raped, and isolated DAILY for nothing other than the sole purpose of the greed of man. You can live without that steak, that cheese, that ice cream, and that bacon. You are taking lives, whether you want to believe it or not. Do something kind for some innocent animals. They may not be able to thank you, but you shouldn’t need their gratitude to want to spare their lives. Just as your life is important to you, their lives are important to them, and every day, millions are cut short because you want a juicy slab of meat. That juice is their blood, how does that not sicken you?
2. For the Environment — you know how the environment is in the shitter lately? Well, the vast majority of the reason is because our mother earth’s natural resources (land, water, grain, corn) are being wasted away to breed your dinner, instead of being utilized and respected as a part of this big, beautiful organism that we all live on. About 80% of deforestation is caused by meat farmers who need more land to raise and torture livestock. That hole in the ozone? Oil companies are not the only ones at fault. Livestock is force bred by the millions for your terrible eating habits, and those beautiful cows give off a lot of methane gas, which fucks with the ozone.
3. For Your Health — the one that will probably interest the most people, VEGANISM IS GOOD FOR YOU! Studies have shown that based upon the anatomy and physiology of the human body, humans are meant to be herbivores. Sure, that jerky has protein, but it also has the ability to just hang out in your colon for years, because it isn’t properly digested by our bodies. A vegan diet lowers your risk of heart disease, liver disease, and cancer by up to 90%.
4. For the Sake of Conservation — we’re in a recession, people. Do you really think it’s a great idea to be force breeding all these animals, that consume 70% of all the grain, corn, and freshwater in the U.S.? It takes 16 pounds of grain (and 2,500 gallons of water!!) to raise one pound of meat. That’s resourceful. Cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people—more than the entire human population on Earth!
5. It Feels Good — yes, really. Veganism feels great. It will almost instantly lighten your body (it’s harder to feel weighed down without dead animals inside you), and it’s quite a load off one’s mind to know that you’re doing something good for the world. Maybe you’re not an activist, and changing the world isn’t a big deal to you. But it provides some karmic relief to know that something as simple as your food choices can make such a difference in so many ways. The old rumor is true; vegans tend to feel morally superior, because we’re doing something good for the whole planet. Instead of making rude comments, why not join in on the fun? A cruelty-free lifestyle is rewarding, no matter who you are.
6. Your Food is Replaceable — all that food that you just “can’t give up” to go vegan? Well, it still exists in the vegan world. It’s just plant-based and healthier. There is a vegan alternative for just about everything. Yes, it can be a bit pricey, but you know why? Because there isn’t enough farmland for the growth of plants, because it’s all occupied (ha!) by livestock (also because there are very few people buying vegan products, because you just can’t give up that steak). If more people ate wisely, vegan products would plummet in price. But for now, fresh fruits and veggies are delicious and great for you.
do some reading, it’s good for you. here are my resources;
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