Rethink Our Meat Intake

It’s better for three things: animals, planet, and YOU

photo by Amanda Kerr on Unsplash

Thank a vegan

In my home we are not vegan. 

We appreciate that there are vegans. They are actually doing the world a tremendous favor as leaders in reducing suffering, protecting habitats, and diversifying diets and delicious cooking options.

But, we each hold down at least two jobs. For now, like many people who grew up with the ease of supermarkets, convenience food beckons.

This doesn’t mean we can’t all cut back. Some people still eat meat with every meal. This is a hold-out from the days when there were fewer human beings, more farm land, and less cruelty in factory farming.

Three things to attend

Animals suffer needlessly in factory farming. We can’t in good conscious continue to allow this and still call ourselves humane.

Obviously, the planet too, is suffering. The Amazon is being burned and cleared. Biological diversity and human diversity — the beauty of indigenous peoples suffers.

Finally, what we put in our bodies increases our personal suffering. It is well established now that fat, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods are atrocious, and contribute to heart disease, obesity, cancer, and more.

That is, our foodways are terrible, addictive, and delicious!

There is also a little problem of the next zoonotic virus, like COVID 19 emerged, — but still to come —  that will bite us when we bite it.

Keep in mind these three simple reasons to cut back on meat: 1.reduce suffering, 2. reduce suffering, and 3. reduce suffering.

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