Not even close. Over 95 percent of animals raised and killed for food live miserable lives on factory farms: crowded, filthy facilities where animals are crammed in tiny cages, mutilated without painkillers, and ruthlessly slaughtered. Don’t believe it? Watch this.
5. “I don’t like vegan food.”
So you don’t like french fries or pasta? What about peanut butter or chocolate? Please. You probably eat vegan food all the time and love it; you just don’t call it vegan. Click here for some amazing vegan recipes. They taste great!
6. “Being a vegan is unhealthy.”
In reality, studies show that vegans have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Plant-based diets have also been clinically shown to be one of the best ways to lose weight and safeguard against obesity.
9. “If we stop eating meat, cows will take over the planet.”
Seriously? It’s called supply and demand. If people stopped eating meat, farmers would stop breeding animals. It’s that simple.
10. “Factory farming is the only way to feed everyone.”
Hold the phone. Not only is factory farming one of the leading causes of climate change; it’s also incredibly wasteful. It takes 16 pounds of grain to produce just one pound of beef. Imagine how many people we could feed with that grain.
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.”