Why veganism you ask?
It really comes down to three things:
It is better for my body, the environment and the animals.
I could spend my entire day writing this so I will keep it short and then share some good sources to learn more from at the end.
We dont need it?
Animal products for many reasons are not meant to be consumed by the body. The biology of a human body is made up to be a herbivore from our jaw to the length of our intestine or even the PH level of our bodies makes it clear we aren’t omnivores but actually in the herbivore range.
When it comes to the environmental aspects animal agriculture definitely has one of the leading negative impacts, a billion animals are killed a week, what happens to the fecal matter you ask? Often its just dumped into rivers. Animal agriculture contributes to land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, coral reef degeneration and deforestation. Livestock farming contributes to 18% of human produced greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
As I mentioned before there are a billion animals killed a week just for us to eat. These animals do not get to live a good live, the chickens you eat are bred to just get so fat they cannot even walk anymore. If making this many animals live a horrible life is not enough imagining your baby being forcefully taken away after you give birth or just being in existence long enough to get fat and then murdered. Why do we have to kill innocent beings? Especially when we don’t need meat in our diet, and actually its much better for us not to eat animal products health wise. The only thing we get from animals that we cannot get naturally on a vegan diet is B12, the only reason an animal has B12 is due to the fact that they are injected with it so then we get it second hand. Why not just supplement ourselves?
Anyways here are some links I found useful in learning about Veganism! Good luck to you all!
ⓥ Why Vegan? • COWSPIRACY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV04z... Check out Cowspiracy on Netflix! • WHAT THE HEALTH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf44v...
• THE BEST SPEECH YOU'LL EVER HEAR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5hGQ...
• 101 REASONS TO GO VEGAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4HJc...
• EARTHLINGS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ctw... earthlings.com •
FORKS OVER KNIVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7iju... forksoverknives.com
"we all think we could never go vegan until one day we do it"