There are many big reasons to go vegan. Once you become aware of the truth behind animal exploitation and cruelty at the hands of humans, it’s impossible to continue ignoring it. (See our facts page for more)
ENVIRONMENT: Animal agriculture is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions, ocean dead zones, water pollution, rainforest destruction, species extinction, and desertification of arable lands. The water used to produce a single hamburger is equivalent to two months worth of showering, and yet 1 in 9 people lack access to clean water (water.org).
~ Watch Cowspiracy
ANIMALS: Animals possess all the same senses as us, yet speak a different language. Does this difference make it okay for them to suffer? If you love animals but still consume them, you are literally eating them, wearing them, paying for them to be kept in cages and tested on. That is not love. Stop paying someone else to do the killing for you. Make the connection.
~ Watch Earthlings
HEALTH: We cling to the idea that animal protein is essential for human health. It is not. In fact, consuming meat and dairy products leads to a host of degenerative diseases, obesity, and earlier death. The China Study, currently the most comprehensive study into diet and disease, shows a link between plant-based diets and decreased risks of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other diseases.
~ Watch Forks Over Knives
HUMAN RIGHTS: Animal rights are inextricably linked to human rights. Today there are approximately 800 million chronically undernourished people in the world today. We currently produce enough calories to feed 10 billion people, but the majority of it goes to feeding livestock, not hungry people. Opening your eyes and heart to the plight of animals creates a foundation for living in harmony with all living beings, human and non-human, all of whom have every right to live in peace, free from suffering and fear.
“I was once blissfully unaware of the extent of animal cruelty and suffering that happens prior to them ending up on my plate.
Now I’m fully aware and I choose not to be a part of it. I chose not to be a part of the cycle of cruelty and death, and you can too.
It is the most selfish choice to eat meat. It truly is. You are literally contributing to the suffering and murder of sentient beings, the destruction of the earth, and the cycle of hunger and poverty.”
– A.M. Sanders (Founder of Vegan Crew)
Luckily we can all do something about it right now by going vegan.
It’s not just a healthy diet, it’s a cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
Please act now, the earth and the animals depend upon it.