Healthy, Humane and Sustainable
A plant-based diet is a simple, yet powerulway to improve your health and protect theenvironment and animals.
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Cows, pigs and chickens are individuals with emotionaland social lives as complex as those o our beloveddogs and cats. By going vegetarian, we expand ourcircles o compassion to include all animals.
Animals on modern arms spend their entire livesin cages or stalls too small or them to turn around,comortably lie down or extend their limbs or wings.Pigs and cattle are castrated and tail-dockedwithout anesthesia. At slaughter, many improperlystunned animals are skinned, scalded and butch-ered while conscious. Each person who adopts avegetarian diet spares more than 50 animals romsuering and death each year.
Kindness and compassiontoward all living things is themark o a civilized society.
— Cesar Chavez
PROTECTING ANIMALSWHAT YOU CAN DO
Here are tips to get you started:
Try Vegetarian Foods
There are vegetarian versions ohamburgers, hot dogs, milk, yogurtand more, with the tastes you enjoybut without all o the cholesterol andsaturated at. Find them in the healthood sections o your local grocers.
Go Vegetarian One Day a Week
Gradually try new oods and newrecipes. Add vegetarian days untilyou are ully vegetarian.
Dine Out Vegetarian
Many ethnic restaurants oersavory vegetarian dishes. Visit
or vegetarian-riendly establishments in your area.
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Vegetarian Starter Kit
, flled withdelicious recipes and tips ortransitioning to a vegetarian diet.
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