HEALTH. CONSERVATION. DIGNITY.
We've been duped into the notion that daily, even in EVERY meal, meat and dairy is essential. However, this is the opposite of a healthy, balanced diet.
Obesity? High cholesterol? Heart Disease? Many Cancers? Early Puberty?
Check out the hormones, antibiotics, filth, stress, pain & suffering present in factory livestock.
You don't want to eat that stuff.
We mostly need fresh plant nutrients.
There is no cholesterol or bad fat in ANY plant.
That stuff is 100% from animal product.
Your parents or grandparents ate steak, roasts, lamb, etc as a special occasion.
Maybe on Sundays. Or a holiday.
And the portion was much, much smaller.
NYTimes Mark Bittman TED TALK
Mark discusses the overwhelming billions of animals farmed and consumed.
Steve-O : What Came Before
The tv personality discusses animals' fates in the livestock industry.
Great film touching on how, why, what. Streams free on Netflix!
1950 vs 2008
Chicken development used to be left to nature.
Now filled with hormones and drugs, they often grow too large to support their own bodies, in much less time. 😔
Kinda looks like the difference in people now VS then too, huh?
Leading environmental and government organizations refuse to discuss our biggest environmental destructor.
Why Eat Less Animal?
Our culture needs to cut way, way back on our animal product consumption.
Every once in a while, I falter when a craving hits but generally look for PASTURE-RAISED, SUSTAINABLE, SMALL FARM animal products.
Yes it's more expensive. Yes, it's harder to find. For good reason.
Eating a slaughtered animal should be special not commonplace.
For the animal's sake, people's health and our planet's well being.
The reality is...
• Animal agriculture wastes immense amounts of water - 850 gallons to produce a gallon of milk
• Farm animals are just as intelligent (in some cases, more) as our house pets
• Livestock production pollutes more than transportation
• 3/4 of the world's antibiotics go to livestock
IT'S NOT AN ALL OR NOTHING SITUATION.
Making a choice at every meal allows you to make a difference.
Cutting back animal product consumption saves:
MONEY, POUNDS, POLLUTION, SUFFERING, DISEASE