- Marlon Farrugia
- August 7th, 2019
On average, 198 fewer animals per year will be slaughtered for each person who goes vegan. As demand for meat drops, so does the supply.
- Marlon Farrugia
- June 21st, 2019
Cows produce milk to feed their young, not humans. Bees produce honey to feed themselves over winter. Chickens produce eggs as a byproduct of their reproductive process. None of these actions are performed for the benefit of humans, and as animals cannot consent to our using them, it is not right to exploit them.
The digestive process of farmed animals, particularly cows, causes emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Calves have their budding horns seared off, chicks have the tips of their sensitive beaks cut off, and piglets have their teeth clipped – all without anaesthetic. Dairy cows may have ‘extra’ teats snipped off so they fit the milking machines better, and sheep may have the skin around their buttocks painfully removed to prevent …
In the US, meat poultry may be classed as free-range simply if the animal “has been allowed access to the outside.” This means that meat can be called free-range if the birds were kept in a barn whose door was open for as little as five minutes a day, allowing access only to a dirt …
Over 90% of animals are raised on factory farms, where they’re routinely abused and mistreated. They have little access to the outdoors (if any), and are confined in small and often filthy conditions. Some are kept in spaces so small they can’t even turn around.
Unlike plants, animals are sentient – they’re aware of their surroundings. They have a central nervous system so they can feel pain and move away from it. Plants, on the other hand, aren’t capable of moving away, so they have no central nervous system and can’t feel pain.
Farming induced deforestation destroys the habitats of countless species across multiple continents. Palm oil, an ingredient in animal feeds, is grown in plantations which destroy the homes of orangutans, elephants, and other jungle animals, placing these species at risk of extinction. Marine life is also affected, as fish farms leak waste into coastal habitats which …