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Being vegan is compassionate
Some of the basic highlits of being a vegan:
Many people become vegan through concern at the way farmed animals are treated. Some object to the
unnecessary ‘use’ and killing of animals – unnecessary as we do not need animal products in order to feed or clothe
Public awareness of the conditions of factory-farmed animals is gradually increasing and it is
becoming more and more difficult to claim not to have at least some knowledge of the treatment they endure.
Sentient, intelligent animals are often kept in cramped and filthy conditions where they cannot move around or
perform their natural behaviours. Regardless of how they were raised, all animals farmed for food meet the same
fate at the slaughterhouse. This includes the millions of calves and male chicks who are killed every year as
‘waste products’ of milk and egg production and the animals farmed for their milk and eggs who are killed at a
fraction of their natural lifespan.
Choosing a vegan diet is a daily demonstration of compassion for all these creatures.
It’s better for the environment
Switching to a plant-based diet is an effective way for an individual to reduce their
eco-footprint. Vegan diets can produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than meat-based diets. A University of
Chicago study found that the ‘typical’ US diet generates the equivalent of nearly 1.5 tonnes more carbon dioxide
per person per year than a vegan diet. The livestock industry is responsible for 18% of global greenhouse gas
emissions, more than the entire transport sector (which produces 13.5%), including aviation.
Plant-based diets only require around one third of the land and water needed to produce a typical
Western diet. Farmed animals consume much more protein, water and calories than they produce, so far greater
quantities of crops and water are needed to produce animal ‘products’ to feed humans than are needed to feed people
direct on a plant-based diet. With water and land becoming scarcer globally, world hunger increasing and the
planet’s population rising, it is much more sustainable to eat plant foods direct than use up precious resources
feeding farmed animals.
Farming animals and growing their feed also contributes to other environmental problems such as
deforestation, water pollution and land degradation.