Vegans vs Omnivores

Why Vegans Are Best

Vegan? What is a Vegan?

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. A vegan (VEE-gun) is one who takes this lifestyle up to a WHOLE. NEVUH. LEVUH. by choosing to avoid using or consuming any and all animal products and by-products such as eggs, anything dairy, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps that may contain animal products, or perform animal-testing. Veganism is all about nonviolence. Firstly, it is about nonviolence towards other living, breathing, FEELING beings; but it is also about nonviolence towards yourself, and the earth. There are three main types of vegans: the ethical, the dietary, and the environmental. Each of which have their own motives and morals as to why they choose to be vegan, and each are open to intertwine with one another.
  1. Ethical Vegan: one who chooses the vegan lifestyle out of compassion for sentient beings, it is the morally right thing to do
  2. Dietary Vegan: choose the vegan diet for the positive health effects
  3. Environmental Vegan: reject all animal products because of the environmentally damaging effects from the industrial farming of animals
Still not convinced these vegan's reasonings are good enough? How about if we take a closer look at it all?

Eight (of the countless) Reasons to Try Veganism

1. To Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians tend to have overall lower cancer rates.

For example, meat-eaters have a 54% increased risk of prostate cancer and an 88% increased risk for colorectal cancer.

2. To Prevent Global Climate Change

According to the United Nations, raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars, trucks, planes, ships and other forms of transportation combined.

Researchers at the University of Chicago calculated that each person who adopts a vegan diet prevents the equivalent of 1.5 tons of CO2 emissions each year.

3. To Conserve Land, Water and Energy

Vegetarian foods take a fraction of the land, water and energy required to produce meat. Meat production's misuse of our most important resources affects everyone, but hits the global poor the hardest.

"Around the world as more ater is diverted to raising pigs and chickens instead of producing crops for direct consumption, millions of wells are going dry." - Time magazine

In a world in which over 1 billion people are already malnourished or lack access to clean drinking water, meat is an extremely wasteful food choice.

4. We Don't have to Kill to Be Healthy

Animals value their lives just as we value ours. They don't want to be killed. Nor do they want to see their friends and family members killed. Just like you and me. They are living beings, they've got a few good senses of what's up. As long as the vegan diets are all well-planned out, they can be quite appropriate for all stages of life, even during pregnancy.

Not only are vegan diets appropriate for people of all ages, but our bodies can truly thrive on them. Studies show that they are among the healthiest and longest-living people on earth.

5. To Care for Some Animals (like cats and dogs) and Eating Others is Morally Inconsistant

Chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows hold intelligence, have individual personalities, and emotional lives just like cats and dogs do. All animals value their lives and wish not to suffer.
If you wouldn't eat your dog or cat, why eat any other animal when it is completely unnecessary?

6. Because No One Should Have to Kill for a Living

The nature of slaughtering animals, day in and day out, requires workers to suppress their empathy or even develop a sadistic sense of reality.

This is an extremely dangerous mindset that can have serious consequences both inside and outside of the slaughterhouse. Countries that have slaughterhouses consistently have higher rates of violent crime, such as murder and rape.

7. Farmed Animals Are Mutilated Without Painkillers

Farmed animals are mutilated in a number of ways to re-purpose them for the economic objectives of factory farms.

For example, animals are castrated to change the taste of their flesh, and they are branded and tattooed for to be identified.
And just to cut costs, these mutilations of agony go on.. without any sort of pain pillers.

8. Vegetarians Spare the Lives of over 50 Animals Each Year

The average American eats about 27 land animals plus dozens of sea animals every year. By choosing vegetarian, we can each spare the lives of over 50 animals every year, adding up to thousands over our lifetimes.

A Lifelong Vegetarian Saves Around:

  • 780 Chickens
  • 5 Cows
  • 20 Pigs
  • 29 Sheep
  • 49 Turkeys
  • 15 Ducks
  • 7 Rabbits
  • Half a ton of Fish