Animal agriculture, animal exploitation and speciesism does not only negatively impact the animals and our planet, but also people everywhere.
Animal liberation is human liberation.
World hunger and veganism
Over 800 million people are undernourished. At the same time we grow enough crops to feed 10 billion people, more than our current world population.
Research has shown that over 35% of the calories in crops are fed to animals in the livestock industry, of which only 12% ultimately becomes available in food for human consumption.
Besides the unimaginable suffering the animals go through to become “food”, this a huge loss: these crops could have easily fed millions of malnourished people.
Working at a slaughterhouse
People directly involved in animal exploitation can be victims too.
A job at a slaughterhouse can take a huge psychological toll on a person’s life. Slaughterhouse work has been linked to a variety of disorders, including PTSD and the lesser-known PITS (perpetration-induced traumatic stress). It has also been connected to an increase in crime rates, including higher incidents of domestic violence, as well as alcohol and drug abuse.
It’s not uncommon people are forced to work at a slaughterhouse.
The consumption of animal products increases the risk of common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.
More awareness needs to be raised about the harmful effects of consuming animal products and about the health benefits of an appropriately planned plant-based diet.
As a vegan in a non-vegan world, you can experience feelings of sadness and hopelessness. By getting active you can spread the vegan message and you will meet lots of like-minded people!
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