Here are some reasons to go vegan:
# Cows were fed on the ground up remains of other cows & sheep - the result is thought to be BSE (mad cow disease) in the USA cattle are fed partly on recycled plastic pellets
# Cows only give milk for 10 months after they have a calf - so they are routinely artificially inseminated (ie. mechanically raped) to keep them pregnant & milking - their calves are taken away (usually at 12 hours old) for meat or export to veal crates
# Cows would naturally live up to 20 years but are slaughtered after 5-7 years when their milk production begins to fall
# Veal calves are confined in stalls in the dark, unable to move & are fed on pigs blood , chocolate & dried milk (we are drinking the rich fresh milk of their mothers)
# Male dairy calves are killed at a young age for veal. BGH. Bovine Growth Hormone causes grotesque enlargement of the udders so they may drag on the ground where the cows step on them as they walk.
# Cows naturally produce 5 liters of milk per day for their calves - under the intensified systems of modern farming they produce 25-40 liters per day - resulting in swollen & inflamed udders - at this rate they are soon worn out
# Dairy cows and egg hens end up at the slaughterhouse, too.
# Dairy products made with stomachs don’t belong in yours. Cheese is curdled using rennet, aka sheep’s stomach.
# Large areas of land are under monoculture to grow crops to feed to animals - these areas are wildlife deserts supporting fewer & fewer species.
# Osteoporosis due to calcium loss from bones is mainly due to the sulphur content casein protein in milk that cause calcium to be lost in the urine - the countries with the highest dairy consumption are those with the highest levels of brittle bones
# 50% of people do not have the enzyme to digest milk properly & milk allergy is related to asthma & eczema
# Egg yolk is a dense concentration of saturated fat & the white is high in albumin protein associated with leaching calcium into your urine. Butter is 80% saturated fat, cream is 40% saturated fat & cheese is 25-40% saturated fat
# If they continue to clear forests to raise cattle at the present rate, in 50 years there will be none left
# 80% of cultivated land is used to grow food for animals
# Pressure on land due to animal farming leads to soil erosion
# An inch of topsoil takes 200-1000 years to develop
# Land will be lost due to rises in sea level due to global warming due to animal farming
# The destruction of the rainforest by cattle farmers is destroying the lungs of the planet & reducing the worlds capacity to replenish our oxygen supply
# The 1,300,000,000 cattle in the world emit 60,000,000 tons of methane per year (methane is a greenhouse gas & leads to global warming)
# Fertilizer used to grow crops to feed to animals releases nitrous oxide - thought to account for 6% of the greenhouse effect
# Fertilizer, weedkiller & pesticides sprayed on crops enter the atmosphere creating a noxious carcinogenic cocktail
# Ammonia from animal urine also pollutes the atmosphere
# Emissions from large chemical plants which produce fertilizer, weedkiller & other agricultural chemicals are also poisoning our air
# Nitrates & pesticides used on crops grown to feed livestock end up in our rivers
# Between 1950 & 1985 grain production in Europe & the USA increased massively but 2/3 was fed to animals
# 70% of all grain is fed to animals
# Chickens are crammed into battery cages with upto 3 other birds, they are unable to even spread their wings & many can not even stand up
# Unwanted male chicks (because they can’t lay eggs) are gassed or pulped while their sisters go to the battery sheds
# Chicks are debeaked without anaesthetic to prevent them injuring each other in the unnaturally confined conditions they are kept in - this is equivalent to having your fingernails pulled out without anaesthetic
# Modern farming methods using growth hormones & artificial lighting mean that many chickens out grow their bones, resulting in fractured & broken legs
# 95% of poultry suffer injuries before being killed & 30% suffer broken bones
# Vegetarians have 24% reduced risk of getting heart disease & Vegans a 57% reduction (heart disease is the biggest killer in the North America accounting for 50% of deaths)
# Vegans on average live 6 years longer than non-vegans.
# The average vegan total cholesterol level is 128. The lowest level for a heart attack is 150.
# Milk consumption has been linked to colic, ear infections, asthma, and a whole slew of other diseases.
# Milk is known to cause acne breakouts
# Cholesterol can cause impotence
# Vegans don’t consume any cholesterol
# Humans are the only animals that drink milk beyond infancy
# Vegan is easier to spell than vegetarian :)
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