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The Young Person's Guide to Veganism

The Young Person's Guide to Veganism

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Published by Vegan Future
This colourful Vegan Society booklet is essential reading for young vegans and is full of useful information.

You may also download this directly from:
http://veganfuture.wordpress.com/files/2010/01/young-persons-guide-to-veganism.pdf
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This colourful Vegan Society booklet is essential reading for young vegans and is full of useful information.

You may also download this directly from:
http://veganfuture.wordpress.com/files/2010/01/young-persons-guide-to-veganism.pdf
pdf 2 MB

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Published by: Vegan Future on Apr 12, 2009
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Whatisavega
?
 A
vegan
(pronouncedVee-g'n)issomeonewhodoesnoteatanymeat,poultry,fish,dairyproducts(milk,butter,cheese,creametc),eggs,honeyoranyotheranimalderivedby-productssuchasgelatineandwhey.Theyalsousuallyavoidwearingleather,suede,woolandsilk-asthesehaveallbeenobtainedfromanimalsorinsects-andgenerallyavoidtoiletries,cosmeticsandcleaningproductsthathavebeentestedonanimalsorcontainanimalbasedingredients.Instead,
veganschoosefromthousandsofanimal-freefoodsandproducts.
Thereareroughly300,000vegansintheUK.
The  youngpersonguideto veganism
Vegan!
 
Whyvegan?
Goodquestion!Peoplechoosetogoveganfor:
TheAnimals
Inalifetimeameat-eaterwill,onaverage,chomptheirwaythroughoverFIVETHOUSANDanimals!*Byswitchingtoaplantbaseddiet,notonlywill youstopcontributingtothismassslaughterofcreatures,butyouwillalsosavethoseanimalsfromalifetimeofsuffering.
*ArecentstudybyViva!suggeststhisfigurecouldbeashighas11,000!www.viva.org.uk 
FactoryFarming
Factoryfarmingprovideslittleornothoughtforthewellbeingorcomfortoftheanimalsandbirdswhoarebredtogrowasbigaspossibleasquicklyaspossible.Thefarmerskeepdowncostsbynotprovidinganywherenearenoughspaceorcareneededbytheanimals.Chickensraisedformeat,forexample,aresquishedintogiantshedswithonlyanareaaboutthesizeofapieceo A4paperforeachbirdandaregivennonaturallightorbedding.Thebirdsoftenattackeachotheroutof frustrationfrombeinginsuchanunnaturalenvironment,whichisnotsurprisingreally!Theslaughteritselfisastressfulexperiencefortheanimalsandmanycreaturessufferaslowandpainfuldeathwhentheyarenotproperlystunnedbeforebeingkilled.
That'sTerrible!ButsurelyeatingfishisOKastheyswimfreeintheseaandweneedOmega3?
Nope!Thesinglegreatestthreattosealifeisover-fishing.Farmedfisharenotthesolutioneitherastheyconsumelargeamountsofwildfish:1kgoffarmedfishwillbefedwithupto5kgofwildfish!And,thesedays,seafisharefullofnastypollutantslikePCBs,dioxinsandmercury.Sinceomega-3isalsofoundinplantsourcessuchasflaxoil,therereallyisnoexcuseforthatfishynonsense!
i
 
Cuttingmeatandfishoutofyourdietisagreatstepintherightdirection,butdairycows(whoproducemilk)arenotgivenanyeasierlivesthanonesbredformeat.Likehumans,cowsonlylactate(producemilk)aftergivingbirthandsoarekeptinaconstantcycleofpregnancyandlactation.Thecalvesthatshouldbedrinkingthecow'smilkaretakenawayfromtheirmothersalmostimmediately:themalesarekilledstraightawayortransportedabroadtobefattenedupandkilledforthevealmarket.Inaddition,dairycowshavebeenbredtoproduce10timesmoremilkthantheirudders(that'scowboobstoyou!)aredesignedtohold,placingenormousstrainontheirbodiesuntilthedaywhentheirmilkyielddropsandtheyaresenttoslaughter.Mostlayinghensarekeptincagessosmalltheycan'tevenstretchtheirwings,peckorscratchtheground.Thesepoorbirdsaresenttoslaughterafterayearoeggproductionwhentheir yielddrops.Newchicksarebredtoreplacethehensbutonlythefemaleswillgoontolayeggs,soatjustadayoldthe'useless'malechicksareeithergassedtodeathormincedalive.
So,shouldIbecomeavegetariantohelppreventthiscruelty?
Andeggs?
Ifapersonstopseatingmeatbutcontinuestoeatdairyproduceandeggs,theystillcontributetothedemandforfoodproductsthatcausethisimmensesuffering.
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