For the Animals
This article explains that by choosing veganism, we recognize that animals are not ours to use or consume, and we take a stand against cruelty and exploitation by abstaining from its products and practices.
This article from Veganuary explores the treatment of several different types of animals, including: chickens, cows, ducks, fish, pigs, rabbits, sheep, lambs, and turkeys.
For the Environment
This article explains how many major animal agriculture practices are responsible for greater greenhouse gas emissions than transportation, account for mass deforestation, mass water consumption, and wreak havoc on our oceans and other ecosystems, threatening biodiversity.
Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water. The byproducts of animal agriculture pollute our air and waterways. By shunning animal products, vegans are de facto environmentalists.
If you’re serious about protecting the environment, the most important thing that you can do is stop eating meat, eggs, and dairy “products”.
For My Health
This article explains how by making more compassionate and oftentimes more healthful food choices, we can improve our own health and the lives of animals, and seek to reduce our risk of developing some of the world’s deadliest diseases while still gaining necessary nutrients from plant sources.
This article from Veganuary explores how going vegan can improve your health.
This article explains how animals, the environment, and your own health are not the only victims of the animal agriculture industry– our fellow humans are deeply impacted by the global demand for animal products, too. These impacts include world hunger, impacts on low income communities and communities of color, and human rights violations against slaughterhouse workers.