When you eat meat, you’re eating the flesh of an animal suffering whose life has been artificially shortened by overfeeding it to get it to a slaughterhouse earlier.
Animal Suffering The Hard Truth
Animal farming on the scale that it needs to be to satisfy U.S. consumption is grotesquely cruel.
They’re kept in small pens and cages, where they endure chronic stress. If they bear their young live, their babies are taken from them, sometimes a day after they’re born. They’re fed growth hormones and antibiotics and kept from the natural behaviors and actions that characterize the normal life span.
Pigs aren’t allowed to root. Calves are kept immobile. Chickens are kept in cages, their beaks seared off with a burning hot knife to thwart aggressive behaviors that are the result of unnatural confinement.
Do you really think the flesh of the animal is separate from its spirit and its energy?
The agony in animal suffering affects us
The agony and stress they endure in their shortened lives infuses every cell of their bodies. Consider that depression and stress can make humans ill, can infect our muscles and organs.
Is an animal so very different?
We don’t need meat or milk for survival.
We’re no longer a hunting society; we’re merely a consuming society.
Isn’t it time we all started thinking differently of what we consume to nourish our bodies?
We’re evolved from herbivores, and yet we’ve veered off our own evolutionary path.
One can make a case for hunting and eating meat when it’s the only means for survival. But that’s no longer the case and our options are plentiful.
Do they have to include the flesh of suffering animals?
How can that possibly be considered nourishment?
What are the reasons we eat food?
That might seem like a silly question, because we eat to feed our bodies, first of all. Many of us also obtain an emotional gratification when we eat, and most of us are omnivores, meaning we eat everything, including meat and poultry.
There are many compelling reasons to move towards a vegetarian diet, many of them health-related. But many people refuse to eat meat because of the inhumane treatment of the animal suffering that are mass-produced to feed the population.
What are the health benefits of a vegetarian diet?
- Good for heart health. Vegetarians may be up to one-third less likely to die or be hospitalized for heart disease. …
- Reduces cancer risk. …
- Prevents type 2 diabetes. …
- Lowers blood pressure. …
- Decreases asthma symptoms. …
- Promotes bone health.
Those who eat a plant-based 🌿 diet lower their risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other health conditions.
A plant-based diet consists of exclusively plant foods, including fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes, and avoids meat, dairy, and eggs. Plant-based foods are full of fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals, free of cholesterol, and low in calories and saturated fat.
Eating a variety of these foods provides all the protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients your body needs.
It’s important to include a reliable source of vitamin B12 in your diet. You can easily meet your vitamin B12 needs with a daily supplement or fortified foods, such as vitamin B12-fortified breakfast cereals, plant milks, and nutritional yeast.