There are so many reasons to go vegan.
Veganism is rooted on the idea that animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, or anything else.
There are also compelling arguments for going vegan for the environment, for the prosperity of people all across the world, and for your own health.
Most people already hold the basic values which define veganism. Animal abuse is abhorrent. Causing animals to suffer for our own pleasure is sadistic. Killing animals unnecessarily is wrong.
We can be healthy without killing animals, so why continue to actively support the slaughter of over 1.56 billion land animals (plus fish) each year? Do you value the fleeting sensation of taste over the life of an innocent animal? Is there really such a thing as “humane slaughter”? What if the cows, pigs and lambs who you eat were dogs?
If you love animals, or just respect their right to exist under their own terms, being vegan is the only logically consistent position you can take. To go vegan for the animals is to align your actions with your values.
If you’re interested in learning more about why you should go vegan for the animals, watch Land of Hope and Glory on YouTube.
For planet Earth
Animal agriculture is a leading cause of global warming and is worse for the planet than all transport combined.
Cattle grazing is the leading cause of deforestation.
For more information on the environmental reasons to go vegan, watch Cowspiracy on Netflix.
Eating animals is hugely inefficient. We already grow enough food to feed the world, but we feed those crops to animals so that a group of us can eat their bodies while others starve.
For your health
A plant based diet can prevent conditions including heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes.
For more information on the health benefits of a plant based diet we recommend the book How Not to Die by Micheal Gregor and his free not-for-profit website, Nutrition Facts.