Become a Vegetarian

If you actually set your mind to it, could you specify your motive for becoming vegetarian? Would you change to vegetarian to:

Reduce Cruelty to Animals - Improve Your Health? - Improve the Environment?

The medical evidence to substantiate the belief that meat is bad for you is compelling. There are nutritious vegetarian alternatives, that will healthily replace the meat that is inappropriate to a vegetarian diet.

Vegetarians are far less liable to get heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, or diabetes.

Vegetarians are a lot less liable to be overweight, or clinically obese.

Vegetarians don't consume germs carried by dead animals, or traces of the drugs that were perversely used to keep them alive.

There have been food scandals in lots of countries, but a larger scandal is when they are hushed up. There was a junior minister, who was forced to relinquish her job and discredited, for telling the truth about salmonella and eggs. Can't really say whether the person concerned is vegetarian or not! Nevertheless, it isn't just the eggs that can cause disease, but the chickens as well. There has been much advice about not allowing them to come into contact with other foods, for fear of cross contamination. Vegetarians never buy the chickens, so they avoid the risk.

There are other grounds for converting to being a vegetarian, than shielding yourself from becoming ill. What about the animals themselves? Were we really put on this earth to pack chickens into cages, with hardly any room to move about? Then debeak them to stop them pecking one another, and fill them with drugs, to try to stop them from getting diseases, from the foul situation imposed upon them.

Vegetarians know that it is not just chickens, but lots of other animals that are subjected to the horrors of factory farming. We can be grateful to the oft-criticized media, as they do sometimes bring consideration to these matters, and highlight problems that governments would much prefer to stifle.

There has been a great deal of publicity given to global warming, which is undoubtedly of serious concern, as much to vegetarians as anyone else. But, it is not always understood that animal waste is a substantial factor. It has been reported that US farm animals produce 250,000 pounds of waste per second. That is twenty times as much as humans. The effluent is a gaseous material, adding to the methane passing into the air from both ends of these creatures. It is true that if more people were vegetarian, less animals would be required. Therefore, it is evident that there are ecological reasons - as well as humane reasons - as well as health reasons - for being a vegetarian.

For your health's sake, For the animal's sake, For the planet's sake - Remain a Vegetarian.


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