Reasons to Go Vegan for the Animals + Environment

Just Give a Damn.

Why go vegan for the animals and adopt veganism for the environment?

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), nearly ten billion farm animals are raised in cruel and unacceptable conditions. Animals are not the only ones affected by factory-farming and meat consumption. Our earth’s environment is also severely affected. Waste from large-scale confinement farms pollute the streams, lakes and other water bodies. It also affects the quality of air and land.

The most comprehensive analysis to date created from a huge dataset based on 40,000 farms in 119 countries found that eating meat and animal products take up 83% of farmland but gives only 18% of food calories and 37% of protein. According to Joseph Poore, the lead researcher of the study a vegan diet is likely the single most significant way to reduce the adverse impact on our planet. Researchers also found that even the least impact meat and dairy products still cause more damage to the environment. The authors added that abstaining from meat and dairy can help reduce the use of farmland by more than 75% - an area equivalent to the US, China, European Union, and Australia combine and still feed the world.

We may be living longer but, the burning question is - are we living healthier longer years? There is enough evidence that a plant-based approach is best for our health to live healthier and longer as well as for preserving animal life and our planet. Not only it is a cruelty free lifestyle; going vegan for health makes a significant difference to the lives of animals and our world.