Share this link via
Or copy link
We all know the benefits of veganism on health and the environment, but still, we think about what difference we can make by going vegan. Well, here's the truth!
Let’s face the reality that animals have to go through immense stress locked in cages just to fill your appetite. Every year many cows are artificially impregnated just because we need their milk. In addition, newborns are kept away from their mothers so that milk can be pumped and sold in the market. Similarly, male chicks are considered useless as they cannot lay eggs, so they are slaughtered immediately or treated mercilessly.
We all know that meat pollutes the environment, but we need to understand that by turning to veganism, you can also save these animals from cruelty. You can save one animal every day by just going vegan.
You will be surprised to know that most of the food grown is not eaten by humans; rather, it is consumed by livestock. It is found that approximately 700 million tons of food that human beings can consume are consumed by livestock every year.
Besides, meat and fish industries lead to deforestation, pollution, and overfishing, which reduces the food-producing capacity of the earth. Veganism can allow us to use more farmland to grow more crops for humans, reducing starvation. It is especially important when the global population is going to hit 9 billion by 2050.
American activist Genesis Butler who is a leading figure in the Million Dollar Vegan Campaign gave her first TEDx talk about veganism when she was just 10 years old. The video has encouraged many people to switch to plant-based meals. After knowing everything, they may also get inspired and may turn vegan. People influence each other, and you need to understand that every person matters when it comes to veganism.
Many people don't have access to clean water for drinking because of the scarcity or mismanagement of water sources. The surprising factor is that livestock utilizes a lot of freshwaters, and they are the biggest pollutant as well. It is estimated that to raise one pound of beef approx. 100-200 times more water is needed than to raise a pound of plant food.
It takes a huge amount of time to raise livestock, and they consume a huge amount of food that is grown on a large land that could be used for other purposes. In addition, meat needs to be processed and refrigerated. The fact is that plant products take less than eight times more energy than meat-based products.
Veganism indeed has a long-term effect, and yes, by going vegan, you may not save the trillions of fish or billions of land animals from being slaughtered. Still, you can become the part of the group of people who are reducing the demand of dairy, meat, and eggs. A reduction in demand means less production of meat products, which means fewer animals will have to face the cruelty in slaughterhouses.
Don't undermine the effect of the lifestyle you follow on the environment. When your friends see you going vegan, they will get curious, and you can tell them what motivated you. After knowing everything, they may also get inspired and may turn vegan. People influence each other, and you need to understand that every person matters when it comes to veganism.