Why should we become vegan?
EASY, IT IS FOR THE ANIMALS, FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND MOST OF ALL, FOR OUR OWN HEALTH.
Firstly of all, we shall take a look from the animals’ part. Ultimately, humans bring death to animals for their meat, their skin etc. Animals are also beings and do not ‘give up their lives’ for the sake of human’s satisfaction as some may have believed – they have not given consent to be slaughtered. In over 95% of cases they have been killed prematurely.
For instance, cows could live to well over 20 years of age, while on ‘dairy’ farms they are usually last between 3-4 years of age when milk production is no longer considered ‘profitable’. Afterward, they will be sent to slaughterhouses for meat production.
Broiler chicks are just 6 weeks old and grown too rapidly to sustain their own weight and heart when they are killed. Chickens could live up to 10 years old.
Pigs are slaughtered when they have reached a certain weight. They are typically killed between 4-6 months old. Naturally pigs would live up to 15 years.
Secondly, there is the impact of the animal agriculture on the environment. The production of meat and other animal products places a heavy burden on the environment – from crops and water required to feed the animals, to the transport and other processes involved from farm to fork. The vast amount of grain feed required for meat production is a significant contributor to deforestation, habitat loss and species extinction. For more information check out our Veganism in numbers section.
The third and the last reason is our health. More people have been adapting to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, better digestion, younger look and many other benefits.
Well-planned plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, helping mitigate some of the modern world’s biggest health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
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Veganism in numbers
Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason for becoming vegan, but for many it remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan and stay vegan. We are talking about 60 billion of animals massacred every year. That is an unimaginable number.
However, there are also other benefits of the vegan lifestyle, for example its impact on environment. While transportation is responsible for 13% of greenhouse gases worldwide, animal agriculture is responsible for at least 18%! Animals also produce methane – a gas 40 times more dangerous to our planet than carbon dioxide. On the other hand, methane disappears far more quickly from the atmosphere, so changes are reachable in the horizon of the upcoming years.
Concerning water usage, you will save same amount of water by not eating your burger for lunch as you would by not showering for two whole months! The meat and dairy industry use one third of planet’s fresh water. The land demand is also shocking: plant-based diet needs ten times less soil than our conventional western diet. Animal agriculture is also responsible for ninety percent of amazon deforestation.
If you are keen to know more about veganism and environment, we recommend you to check out movie Cowspiracy, Vegucated, and many others.
Our mission statement & visions
Founded in 2015, VEGANLAND is the destination for delicious food that’s both healthy for you and aligned with your values. We source plant-based and local ingredients from suppliers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us. We exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together. Our mission is to make vegan diet accessible and affordable for everyone.
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility
Veganism is about living a life full of compassions. As being a member of this planet, our duty is to contribute our efforts and energy to make our World a flourish place. We concern about prosperity of the environment, the people and the animals. Please follow us with our charity programs.