1. Egg Production is responsible for more animal deaths than any other
animal related Industry.
Each year, in the US alone, approximately 200 million male chickens are killed within 72 hours of being born. Why? They will never lay eggs or grow breasts big enough for humans to want to eat - therefore they are useless.
This picture is from a "Free Range" egg farm. I wish everyone knew this.
2. Veal would not exist without the Milk Industry.
What is "Veal"?
Veal is a baby cow. If baby cows drank their mother's milk, like they are supposed to, humans couldn't pump it out of them and drink it ourselves. This is why Veal exists. Baby cows become food and the milk remains OURS.
If you are a vegetarian and drink milk....please consider links like these. All commercial animal industries are connected.
I wish everyone knew this...
See if you can read this article without wanting to shoot the writer in the face -
3. Humans are Not Carnivores
This is not up for debate, though many still try.
It can be debated that we are "omnivores", because we can digest meat, but we can also digest cardboard. Let's be logical people, just because our bodies CAN break something down, doesn't mean it is good for you.
All I ever ask people to do is research. Research everything and see what YOU think. Don't just accept what you've been told your whole life. Research the similarities and comparisons between the human body and other animals. Animal proteins do not break down easily in human bodies; we do not have sharp teeth, we do not have claws, we do not have sufficient acid in our stomachs.
AND - most telling of all - many humans live and THRIVE without meat in their diets!! They are often in BETTER health, free of diabetes, free of heart disease, free of high cholesterol.
Do the research.
I WISH EVERYONE KNEW THIS!
4. Raising animals for food uses a staggering 30% of the Earth's land mass
Speaks for itself.
It's f**king disgusting. The land animals literally stand on, the land used to grow their "food" (that we should be eating ourselves), the land used to build the factory farms, the slaughterhouses... all of it.
And this is TODAY. If demand continues to increase....what will we do then? Are burgers so delicious that animals will end up taking up more space on the planet than US just so we can eat them?
The madness..... I wish everyone knew this.....
5. There is nothing your body requires that cannot be acquired from plant sources.
So many misconceptions and this is one of the biggest. When I started researching my desire to be vegan - my mind was BLOWN when I found the overwhelming research proving that there is NOTHING my body needed not found in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
The two exceptions are Vitamin D (the sun) and Vitamin B12 (a bacteria found in our soil).
Overwhelmingly I would say that every human being in the world should supplement B12, not just vegans.
I WISH EVERYONE KNEW THIS.
6. Dairy does NOT give you Calcium.
This website is a great resource: http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/
"Like all animal protein, milk acidifies the body pH which in turn triggers a biological correction. You see, calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is – you guessed it… in the bones. So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual calcium deficit.
Knowing this, you’ll understand why statistics show that countries with the lowest consumption of dairy products also have the lowest fracture incidence in their population..."
I WISH EVERYONE KNEW THIS.
7. If you are properly hydrated - your urine is clear.
Let's get into the gritty stuff.
Is your urine yellow?
Guess what - you need to drink more water :)
This will change your life!
And I wish everyone knew it.
This post could go on and on forever.
How many staggering, unfortunate and horrible facts are there that most have no idea about? I can't imagine how much I don't know about the world.
But we should never stop trying to find out. Contrary to popular belief - I believe we CAN do something about it. Don't be of the opinion that it's "too late" or "who cares" or it's all too screwed up now to be fixed.
We are the customers. We are in charge. We are the money. Please stop putting your dollars into evil places and most importantly - stop using your money to abuse innocent animals.
If you want to eat meat, avoid factory farms that support the mass abuse of animals. If you want to drink milk, find a real farm where cows are treated with respect and allowed to keep their babies.
Or, ya know... just go vegan ;)
Feel empowered by these facts. The world needs a lot of repairing and it's up to us to do it.
Oh, and drink your water!
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