Thursday, June 23, 2016

"Even If I Go Vegan, It Won't Change Anything"

 I feel like some people who are interested in veganism, but are on the fence, may use an excuse like "Even if I go vegan, it won't change anything" or "One person can't make a difference; there's still going to be slaughterhouses" as a reason to not go vegan, or at least try to go vegan. And these excuses couldn't be farther from the truth. If you decide to go vegan you WILL change something. You'll change how your friends and family see you.  They may become interested in veganism themselves and decide to try it out (awesome!). Your perspective will change and you'll start seeing things through a fresh set of eyes. You'll begin to discover what's really true. And for those who want to measure the impact of a vegan lifestyle, consider that every day you will be saving:
1,100 gallons of water
45 lbs. of grain
 30 square ft. of  forest
10 lbs. of CO2
and one animal's life  
If you go vegan, you are making a difference every single day. You're saying, I care about the earth and I don't want to give my money to industries that are contributing to the destruction of it. You're saying, I respect animals and they shouldn't have to suffer just to satisfy my appetite. By being vegan you're saying, I want to help end world hunger. By being vegan you're demonstrating that you know the facts and are aware of what's really going on.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of ocean deadzones, habitat destruction, species extinction, and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.  An acre of forest is cleared every second, a gallon of milk requires 1,000 gallons of water to be produced, and 50% of the grain and legumes we grow are used to feed livestock instead of feeding starving children around the world.  The truth is, we could have enough food to feed every mouth on this planet if we simply stop animal agriculture.

I'm trying really hard not to be preachy, but the facts are true and you have a choice --- three times a day -- to make a positive impact on the world and be a part of the solution. Veganism is growing and it's really exciting! There are tons of resources out there to help inspire you. You just have to be open, interested, and willing to learn more.

Peace & Love,


P.S. To those who are reading these blogs and enjoy them, first of all, thank you! Second, if you want to share these with friends and family, please do! We need all the support we can get!

Source: (I actually just watched the documentary and wrote down the facts for this blog.)

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