1) The animals
The green pastures and idyllic barnyard scenes we see on commercials don’t exist, this is just marketing so that you don’t wake up your conscience.
On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds or wire cages. These animals will never feed their babies or raise families, build nests, or do anything that is natural to them. They won’t even get to feel the warmth of the sun on their backs or breathe fresh air until the day they are loaded onto trucks bound for slaughter. Sad, right?
2) Your health:
Vegetarians don’t eat flesh foods that are high in cholesterol and saturated fat, and lacking in fibre.
Plant foods on the other hand contain antioxidants and a variety of chemicals that protect us against disease
A vegan diet is even better for your health! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less likely to such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
3) The environment:
A recent United Nations report entitled Livestock’s Long Shadow concludes that eating meat is “one of the …most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.”
It is proven that eating animals (I am not calling them meat anymore) causes almost 40 percent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, and planes in the world all combined.
As we should not forget other details such as air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
Since I stopped cooking animals, I found out I take less time to cook a regular meal. I don’ have to prepare and temper anything before and vegetables also take less time to cook in general.
5) To live longer:
A major study published in the British Medical Journal found that vegetarians outlive meat eaters by six years. It makes sense since eating animals is the biggest responsible for the main diseases people die in developed countries such as heart disease, cancer, and strokes.