1: Based on the 2007 United Nations Food and Agriculture report. Figures considered for a two second timespan.
Over 50 billion animals are killedevery year worldwide.In the time it took to read thatsentence, 3,163 chickens, 170ducks, 87 pigs, 36 sheep, 40turkeys, 25 goats, 19 cattle, and 1buffalo were killed across the globe
Animals are constantly a part of our lives. They share our homes, sleepin our beds, and may even greet us at the door. We turn to them for emotional support, consider them membersof the family, and mourn their deaths whenthey pass. These animals may not be able tobalance a checkbook or speak our language,but we love and value them highly. Webelieve they enjoy their lives as much asthey enjoy the company of others. For other animals who are, in many ways, nodifferent from dogs or cats, we stick forksand knives into their cooked bodies andwear their skin as clothing. If we believeviolence just for enjoyment against a dogor cat is wrong, how do we reconcilewhat we do to other animals? Wecertainly do not need animal productsto be healthy; we consume animals outof habit and because we enjoy the taste or convenienceof their products. This strange contradiction is our “moralschizophrenia.” If we want to overcome our socialaffliction, we must take the first step in beingnonviolent and become vegan.
Veganism is not a diet, but a way of lifewhich excludes the use of animals for anyreason. This means a vegan does not eat, wear,or use animals or their products. Instead, vegans thrive ondiverse plant-based foods, animal-free clothing, and findalternativeways to doinganything thatwould involve ananimal.
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