Why I’ve become vegan

vegan-1091086_1920I have been vegetarian for 2 years but I have recently decided that I want to be vegan.  So I wanted to write a post about the reasons why I have made this decision.

  • I don’t want to kill animals.

Some people will say that as humans we are supposed to eat meat, which may be true, but are we supposed to have big factory farms and kill at least 60 billion land animals and over a trillion marine animals (www.vegansociety.com) every year for us humans to eat?  I don’t think so.  As we can live on a plant based diet, there is no need for us to eat meat. I understand that in some places and communities eating meat may be necessary, but where I live I can have access to fruit, vegetables, grains and nuts all year round so I don’t need meat to survive.

Most people think that cows produce milk once they’ve had a baby. Yes, but they don’t actually get to give the milk to the baby calf. As soon as they’re born, the calves get taken away from their mothers and girls get raised for dairy and the boys get sent to a veal farm and eaten or shot. { http://www.getvegucated.com} Then the mother gets made pregnant again and again for about 3 or 4 years until she is killed for meat. So she doesn’t even get a retirement!!

I’ve also read that: “There is a common misconception that free range eggs involve hens roaming outside, happy and free. Yet the reality is that free range hens are actually kept in vast sheds with potentially thousands of other birds, few of which ever see daylight.” Chickens can live for 7 years but egg laying chickens get slaughtered after one year’s egg production. (https://www.vegansociety.com)

  • I don’t want to contribute towards global warming.

Meat production is the biggest single contributor to global warming; even more than trains, buses and cars put together. If we are trying to reduce car use than why don’t we think about our diets?

  • I want to live a healthier life.

A plant based diet is the healthiest diet. Research shows that people who eat a plant based diet are less likely to get diseases and have health issues. You can get all the vitamins and minerals from a plant biased diet. If you are craving dairy or meat there are lots of substitutes although most of your diet should be fruit, vegetables, nuts, legumes and wholegrains.

I can hear you saying “Oh, but where will you get your calcium from?” Vegans can get their calcium from lots of foods, such as: figs, plant milks, chia seeds and almonds. The only thing you can’t get through a plant based diet is B12 but you can take supplements for it.

I hope this explains my reasons on why I’ve become a vegan and if you would like more information then these are some sites to visit:

https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/why-go-vegan

http://www.getvegucated.com/ (you can watch this documentary on Netflix and its available to buy)

http://christianveg.org/th-anim.htm

http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

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3 thoughts on “Why I’ve become vegan

    • Hi mebybe360, thanks for reading my post! The thing that I actually found hard was when I was just vegetarian and I didn’t realise so many foods had meat in them( Gelatine, etc….) but the actual switch to being vegan wasn’t that hard for me; there’s so many foods that I can eat and lots of alternatives for meat and dairy products for example soy yogurts. I recommend checking out https://www.vegansociety.com/ I found it really helpful.

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      • Hi 😊 yeah I have found that surprising as well and it’s actually amazing what out food has in it without us knowing. Thanks for your help I will definitely check that website out! 😊

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