"He, who injures living beings, is not Noble. He is called Noble, because he is gentle and kind towards all living beings."
For The Animals
Every year, about 72 billion land animals and over 1.2 trillion aquatic animals are killed for food around the world. Also, billions of animals suffer and die for clothing and accessories. Skin is torn from them to make leather. Animals feel a vast spectrum of emotions such as joy, fear and pain. They can suffer like humans. All animals are equal. We should protect them from unnecessary suffering and oppose animal cruelty.
For The Planet
Livestock systems currently cover 45% of the total land on earth, animal agriculture has a negative impact on the planet. It leads to deforestation and habitat destruction. Animal agriculture consumes fossil fuels, water and topsoil at unsustainable rates. Livestock as a whole is estimated to be responsible for around 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than all of the transportation industry combined. Animal agriculture is also responsible for causing the largest mass species extinction. We could see fishless oceans by the year 2048. We should protect the earth. It is not only for ourselves but also for the next generation.
For Our Health
Consuming animal products increases our chance of developing a myriad of unnecessary and preventable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, strokes, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, kidney failure, high cholesterol, autoimmune disease and osteoporosis. In fact, eating meat has been linked to 15 of the top 16 killers of people in the west. Vegan diets contain all the nutrients that the human body needs to survive and thrive. Furthermore, it can prevent the diseases above.
If you want to help the poor animals and our planet, you can eat plant-based and use cruelty-free products. The vegan lifestyle is good for you as well. By going vegan for a month, you would not only save 30 animal lives, but also 620 pounds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions, 913 square feet of forest, and 33,481 gallons of water. According to Oxford University, going vegan is the single biggest way you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet.