It’s always great to hear from people saying they are vegetarian. This way, they definitely contribute to avoid animal cruelty. However, those people still seem to wonder how going one step further and becoming vegan could also have another significant impact on the planet. Indeed, going vegan has a much more far-reaching effect than becoming only vegetarian if for instance one just considers how vegans contribute to save water dramatically: It takes almost 63 gallons of water to provide just one glass of cow’s milk. This is just one of many other benefits that can only be achieved by going vegan. Read on to learn more about other benefits than those by just being vegetarian.
“Growing up, I was never a big meat-eater. For one reason or another, I just didn’t see the appeal ofhamburgers and pork chops (maybe it was a texture thing), so going pescetarian and eventually vegetarian was no biggie. It always made sense to me that eating less meat was the healthier route to take in life.
It wasn’t until many years later that I actually tried a vegan diet, and to be honest, I wish I had done it way sooner. It turned out to be one of the best (and easiest) decisions of my life. So if you’re on the fence about whether or not to go from vegetarian to full-on vegan, do yourself a favor and go for it! Here’s why:
1. You’ll fart less.
Listen, there’s nothing natural about drinking milk from cows. No other species regularly drinks the milk of another species, so why should we? Our bodies know this, which is why we are all at least a little bit lactose-intolerant. Remove dairy products from your diet, and you’ll notice a significant reduction in gas, stomach pain, mucus, etc.
2. You’ll save baby cows.
In order for humans to get cow’s milk, baby cows must be taken away from their mommies, and the male calves are often raised for veal. Drinking milk means supporting the veal industry. The veal industry KILLS baby cows.
3. You’ll save baby chicks.
Male chickens can’t lay eggs, so they’re considered useless to the egg industry. Therefore, THOUSANDS of male chicks are killed every day. They’re either left to suffocate in trash bags or ground up alive. Who would ever want to support that?
4. You’ll break out less.
Dairy products can contribute to cancer AND acne. Why suffer from annoying zits when you can just swap out the cow’s milk for soy milk?”
Read the full article at peta2.com!