We all love animals and we would never intentionally cause harm to them. Yet we pay others to enslave, mutilate, and kill them. We selected some species to share our lives and our homes with and chose to ignore the life values of others just because they look different. Whether calling an animal “pet” or “livestock” is simply a label, there is no real difference from their point of view between who is bred to be loved and who is bred to be killed. Both are sentient living beings, with their own personalities, who feel pain, who love their families and cherish their lives just as we do. If we can live without exploiting them, why wouldn’t we?
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During the production of 1 kilogram of beef 12 to 16 kilograms of plant material and approx. 15,000 liters of water is used (comparing to avg. 1800 liters to produce 1 kilogram of wheat and avg. 287 liters for potatoes). If we would directly consume the grain that we feed to animals, we could feed five times more people. A vegan uses 1/18th the land compared to a meat eater, while 91% of Amazon rainforest has been destroyed for animal agriculture. The animal agriculture industry is responsible for 40% more greenhouse gas emission than all the transportation sector combined (including road transport, railways, aviation, and shipping). By adapting to a plant-based diet we can reduce our ecological footprint to half, and we can do it today!
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Being vegan means that we live - as much as possible and practical - without animal exploitation and animal abuse.
So why to be a vegan?
Whole food plant-based diet can be beneficial for your health and puts less burden on our planet Earth compared to the mass production of livestock. We also avoid the usage of materials sourced from or tested on animals in our clothing, furnishing, personal hygiene, grooming, make-up and all other areas of our life. This way we can make sure that we don't support the exploitation and suffering of animals.
Continue reading to find out more about the three reasons to say OK to veganism!
The links below can help you learn more details about the key reasons why millions switch to vegan lifestyle every year.
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Dominion is a feature-length documentary presenting an uncompromising, damning exploration of the various ways animals are used and abused by humans, particularly in the meat, dairy, egg, clothing and entertainment industries.
Filmed in Australia, ‘Dominion’ combines footage from handheld, hidden, and aerial drone cameras, much of it never seen before, to convey both the terrifying scale of an empire built on secrecy and the individual stories of its victims.
Focusing on the legal, industry-standard practices that occur all over the world, the film questions the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom, advocating not for minor improvements to their welfare but for a deeper conversation about our right to exploit those we deem inferior to ourselves.
(2018, 125 minutes)
Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Joaquin Phoenix and featuring music by Moby, Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about humankind's absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.
(2005, 96 minutes)
Gary Yourofsky's entire inspirational speech held at Georgia Tech in summer of 2010. Listen to this amazing speaker who will blow away the myths, fill your mind with interesting facts, and help you make ethical choices for a healthy heart and soul. His charismatic and straightforward style is one of a kind - a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
A humorous and honest look at diet and culture.
A lecture about what we are doing to this planet, ourselves and our fellow Earthlings.
"I want to ask you some questions that might make you feel defensive but will also make you question things you've always considered to be 'normal'. I want to ask you to listen to this speech and hear a new perspective. Perhaps it will change your life, perhaps it won't, but I believe you deserve to know the truth. I know I'm very grateful to have learned it and now I want to share it with you. I think you'll be grateful, too." - James Aspey
This 2014 research provides lot of insightful details about how agricultural yields and the area used by agriculture changed in recent human history.
We can learn for example that while animal farming uses 77% of our total agriculture land, it provides only 33% of our protein consumption and as little as 13% of our calorie requirement or for example that we have to use more than 1 m² of land to produce 1 gram of beef protein while the same amount can be produced on less than 0.02 m² in the form of rice.
This shows how inefficient it is to feed plant resources to animals instead of using it directly to feed the human population.
A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
(2014, 85 minutes)
The protection of the remaining forests on Earth is a crucial challenge for our collective future!
This research published in 2016 systematically combines 67 different scientifi sources in order to examine which dietary choices are the best to protect the world’s remaining forests and what way we can secure our food supply in a way to make sure it stays sustainable by the year 2050.
Some people claim that fewer animals would be harmed if we consumed a diet containing large herbivores (like cattle) fed on pasture than if we consumed a vegan diet, because more wild animals would be killed in crop harvesting than in producing food from a ruminant-pasture-forage system.
While it is true that even a vegan diet can harm wild animals because of the harvesting and pest control, this analysis looks into the exact numbers to compare how many animal lives producing one million calories in different foods cost.
This feature film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
(2011, 96 minutes)
This documentary follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.
(2017, 97 minutes)
Find out what the latest science is saying about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices for you and your family.
The Physicians Committee is a non-profit research and advocacy organization which combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the world. Its primary activities include emphasizeing nutrition in medical education, conducting research into healthy diets and educating people about nutrition.
This website provides numerous research in fields such as Alzheimer's disease, cancerous illnesses, cholesterol, diabetes, coronary heart disease or obesity and weight control.
ADAPTT provides information about veganism, and also provides a lot of helpful material on how to become and be a vegan, including dedicated sections about nutrition, pregnancy, children and athletes. The site also provides a selection of links in order to help you dive deeper into the topics that matter to you the most.
“It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (US) that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
“Well planned vegetarian [and strict-vegetarian] diets can be nutritious and healthy. They are associated with lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain cancers and lower cholesterol levels. This could be because such diets are lower in saturated fat, contain fewer calories and more fibre and phytonutrients / phytochemicals (these can have protective properties) than non-vegetarian diets.”
”With planning, those following a vegan diet can cover all their nutrient bases, but there are some extra things to consider...” like iron, B12, calcium and Omega-3 fats.
”A healthy vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.” and “A healthy vegan diet can meet all your nutrient needs at any stage of life including when you are pregnant, breastfeeding or for older adults.”
An article published in the Hungarian Medical Journal (Orvosi Hetilap, 2016, Volume 157, Issue 47) by the Nutritional Science and Dietetics Institute of the University of Pécs draws these conclusions:
”The plant-based diet differs from the fashion-diets because it constitutes a scientifically substantiated statement. As is apparent from this summary, the plant-based diet does not use "science" to justify its own statements, but the scientific statements justify the necessity of plant-based diets.”
”Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases developing due to obesity could be prevented by a properly compiled plant-based diet. For patients with cancer minimizing the intake of foods of animal origin – as opposed to plant-based ones – has proved to have positive effects. Our review suggests this diet can be used in a number of diseases and it also provides long-term sustainable solutions for the health care challenges of the newest era”
”Both for primary prevention and for the treatment of certain pathological conditions (obesity, cardiovascular and tumor illnesses) provide an effective tool for the practicing physician and specialist. Additionally in other pathological conditions (eg hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis) as well it can be a mayor benefit to increase the preference of raw plant material in the diet in contrast to traditional foods of primarily animal origin.”
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is an institute of the Johns Hopkins University which is the oldest research university in the US and is ranked at the 10th or 13th place among the worlds universities. Their research results among other things state that:
“A strong body of scientific evidence links excess meat consumption, particularly of red and processed meat, with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and earlier death. Diets high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans can help prevent these diseases and promote health in a variety of ways.”
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition draws the following conclusions among others:
“A very low meat intake was associated with a significant decrease in risk of death in 4 [of 6] studies,”
“Current prospective cohort data from adults in North America and Europe raise the possibility that a lifestyle pattern that includes a very low meat intake is associated with greater longevity.”
A study titled Cutting red meat-for a longer life published in the Harvard Health Publications draws the following conclusions among others:
“It appears ‘healthy meat consumption’ has become an oxymoron [...] People in the study who ate the most red meat tended to die younger, and to die more often from cardiovascular disease and cancer. [...] even when the researchers compensated for the effects of unhealthy lifestyle, mortality and meat remained associated.”
While another study titled Red meat and colon cancer says:
“A meta-analysis of 29 studies of meat consumption and colon cancer concluded that a high consumption of red meat increases risk by 28%, and a high consumption of processed meat increases risk by 20%.”
“Two themes consistently emerge from studies of cancer from many sites: vegetables and fruits help to reduce risk, while meat, animal products, and other fatty foods are frequently found to increase risk. […] Not surprisingly, vegetarians are at the lowest risk for cancer and have a significantly reduced risk compared to meat-eaters.”
The pages listed below will help You to start the journey that leads to a more compassionate, more environmentally friendly and more healthy life for You and Your loved ones!
Are you ready for the Challenge? Join thousands of participants for a 22-day vegan experience. You'll receive fabulous recipes and personal guidance from our mentors and clinical dietitians.
It’s becoming easier every day to find cruelty-free vegan beauty products that will keep you in style in a compassionate way. There is no reason to buy products that have been tested on animals or to support companies that are exploiting animals to turn a profit. This page will help you to replace those products!
Vegankit is an online all-in-one page for becoming and staying vegan. It offers resources for vegans and people who want to know more about veganism collected into key areas.
Cronometer is a web and mobile application for tracking your nutrition and health data. They aim to provide a complete solution for the tracking and planing needs of the smart dieter.
Cronometer can track 60+ nutrients for 7500+ foods together with your exercise log, biometrics data and custom notes.
The main functions can be used for free with premium features available as a paid service.
HappyCow was founded in 1999 as a public service to assist travellers and people everywhere find plant-based, vegan options and healthy food. It has a great map based search interface which makes it easy to find the best vegan shops and restaurants all around the world.
Beyond being a unique restaurant and health food store guide, HappyCow is an ever-evolving online hub that serves millions worldwide each month.
PCRM and their website has been introduced above already, however this organisation not only provides numerous research collections, but they provide practical advices as well. PCRM offers a very own Vegan Starter Kit which focuses on the healthy diet and makes recommendations for diet planing based on scientific evidence.
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The approximated numbers of animals killed worldwide by the meat, egg, and dairy industries - based on 2017, 2011 and 2013 data.
The killing of the animals in these categories are all resulting from deliberate action, not accidents or necessity. Just like the killings of the food industry, these deaths could be completely avoided as well.