More and more families are awakening to the fact that a world without cruelty would be a better world for their children to live in. Thus the vegan revolution…
And since role models play an important role in children’s lives, Metro pointed out it’s time that Santa went vegan too!
Here are 10 great reasons why.
Chimneys are small – but Santa’s tummy is not
Because meat, eggs, and dairy foods are laden with cholesterol and saturated fat, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be overweight than vegans are.
Fortunately, once Santa replaces artery-clogging animal-derived meals with fruits, veggies, and grains, he’ll find it far easier to shed that jelly-belly – and there’s less chance he’ll get stuck in an embarrassing situation.
He can’t take a sick day
Fact: pulling a sickie on Christmas Eve isn’t an option for Saint Nick.
And since consuming meat, milk, cheese, and other animal-derived foods has been linked to an increased risk of developing heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancer, the best thing he can do to stay in tip-top shape is make the switch to a plant-based diet.
His home needs saving
The ice at the North Pole is melting, so stopping climate change is no doubt a major concern for Santa – as it should be for the rest of the human race.
You can now buy durable shoes made from cork, pineapple leaves, recycled plastic bottles, or microfibre that look and breathe like leather but last longer, repel water, and don’t cost cows, sheep, or other animals their lives.
If you can buy them on the high street, then surely the elves can make some for Santa, too.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”