Studies have shown that depression is strongly linked to bodily inflammation, which can be caused by diet. A diet heavy in meat and refined grains is likely to cause inflammation. Switching to a plant and whole-foods based diet can reduce your risk of depression.
When animal waste is broken down, it produces nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas. Nitrous oxide is 300 times more potent than CO2 in its warming effect.
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.
Many studies over the past few decades have shown that avoiding meat reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary disease, artery blockage, and hypertension.
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 …
It is estimated that one in nine people are chronically undernourished. That’s more than 800 million people worldwide, and the world population is predicted to rise from 7 billion to as much as 11 billion by 2050. Why is this? Currently 36% of calories from the world’s crops are being used to feed meat animals, …
Going vegan can reduce your individual carbon footprint by up to 73%. A global change to veganism could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and save up to 8 million lives by 2050.