"You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being, that of your family and your country" —Bill Clinton.When people think about Vegans, they have this image of a crazy person who tries to push their beliefs on others. When you turn Vegan, you are not starting a new diet, you are creating a new lifestyle.Veganism is not about just saving animals, it is about saving ourselves and our environment. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be Vegetarian”—Paul McCartney. Two years ago, I came across a video called, If Slaughterhouses had glass walls, and this video changed my perspective on life completely. Worldwide, about 70 billion farm animals are now reared for food each year. Although, there is no such thing
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Even through things might not happen as bad as once was but still it happens today where and how we slaughter the animals are not always done in a sanitary way. In the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan also talks about slaughterhouse in the United States in chapter twelve. He mentions how the slaughterhouse that he visited made sure that there killing was clean because the buyer could come and watch them kill the animal. They then discuss that they how most factories don’t have people that allow to see them kill the animals.
Growing up with a pescetarian mother (eating no meat other than fish) and omnivore father has not been the easiest of tasks. My mother likes to think she is holier-than-thou because of her diet, while my father just sits and laughs in the corner while eating a stack of ribs. When I read Alan Richmands excerpt “Fork It Over: My Beef with Vegans” I identified with his experiences with vegans because they were what I had experienced with my pescetarian mother over the years. Despite non meat eaters trying to convert meat eaters through persistent ranting, describing in great detail how the animals are raised and slaughtered (guilt tripping), and by trying to demonstrate that food made without animal products can taste just as good as those made with animal products a person can still make the decision to eat meat and enjoy it.
In the article, "My Vegan Diet Almost Killed Me" by Jane Ridley, Jordan Younger 's experience with veganism is discussed. Veganism is a way of living that excludes all animal products, typically for health or ethical reasons. The article explores Younger 's experimentation with veganism, which she claims has induced her eating disorder. Jordan Younger was 23 years old when her diet, which was an 800-calories-per-day juice cleanse, left her with severe health issues. She was constantly cold, suffered an extreme vitamin deficiency, and was undergoing hair loss.
But this isn’t what actually goes on. The following information is located in the “Vegucated” video on Youtube. Most cows we consume come from factories that place cows in a really confined space and feed them slaughterhouse remains, chicken coop waste, candy, corn, soy and plastic pallets. This isn’t just only cows, other animals such as pigs and chickens are treated the same or even worse. Mother pigs are placed in a cage in which they can
I was tired of all the vegetables and I didn’t like beans, the main staple of an avid vegetarian eater. Even though my intentions were to be ethical and stop supporting the mistreatment of animals, I wasn’t well enough prepared to successfully carry out the lifestyle of a vegetarian and for my own health I’m glad that I
The majority of people that become vegan are because of these videos that shows how animals are threatened and because they are against cattle raising. Also, I learned that in other countries, being vegan is not common. For example, South American countries like Venezuela, that is the one where I am from, and Mexico that is the one that Guadalupe is from. In addition, with this interview I want to let know others how vegans are because I know that there’s a lot of people that doesn’t know what does this
I know a lot of people don 't know how to farm nor do they want to. But a lot of people forget on caring about where and how they got their produce as long as it is on the market for them to feed themselves or their families. What they don 't know is more and more these days the animals are living in horrible factories their whole lives. Which means they aren 't being treated wrong. They are neglected with the proper food and are being drugged with medications like steroids.
Veganism is a foolproof method to provide the answers the Earth needs, especially as the world’s population continues its inefficient and environmentally damaging methods of energy usage. People tend to focus on the political sides of climate change, however, the biggest problem the world faces in energy consumption is not transportation emissions but is how we go about out food systems and daily food choices. Evidence has surfaced about how daily food choices impact the climate severely. According to an assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the livestock sector of global greenhouse gases surpassed that of transportation.
Throughout the United States, there are “over 7,800 facilities” (United States Department of Agriculture) where animals are held in horrible living conditions and treated unfairly. “Each full grown chicken in a factory farm has as little as six-tenths of a square foot
Another thing that non-vegans think about veganism is, “why do vegans always look ill?” This is a very controversial topic because people don’t think vegans are healthy. But if a meat-eater didn’t manage their diet they would get sick as well. It’s all about having enough information to do it healthfully and to not get
There are markets available that have accessories for cows, chickens etc. Animals have a right to kind treatment and equal rights. There are other ways to give animals respect, factory farming is not the only solution to produce a large amount of meat. If people cared about animal welfare they would visit small farms and local butchers or raise meat themselves. In the olden days, people raised animals and had cheese, milk, and meat.
At one point in your life, have you ever thought to yourself how was the meat on your plate produced, and why is it so cheap? Billions of farm animals are consumed every year in the U.S. at cheap costs and endure in conditions that buyers wouldn’t acknowledge. A large portion of our meats originate from meat industries that produce, abuse, and process meat for the public from farms that abuse animals unless the animal was raised organically. The meats that are produced are a necessity for a us omnivores because we eat meat on a daily basis as a source for protein and fat, unless you are vegetarian, or vegan. Now since it’s a necessity for us living beings, is cruelty in animal agriculture worth the outcome for better for our economy?
Today the modern American is not vegan, but what is commonly known as a “meat-eater,” or more specifically an omnivore. It is widely known that eating meat comes with various positive and negative attributions. Though for non meat-eaters, where does their health state stand? Becoming vegan for one's health,