So I checked out this documentary called Forks Over Knives and it got me to thinking. In the film it states that the amount of grain we use to feed the livestock industry could feed 8.7 billion people a year, more than enough to end world hunger. Another thing to keep in mind is the amount of pollution caused by the livestock industry, cattle especially.
The way I figure it, if by not eating meat, dairy, or eggs I can help in some small way to reduce pollution and help get us closer to ending world hunger, I owe it to myself and my species as a whole to give it a shot.
Not only that, but cows, pigs, chickens, and just about all the delectable critters we regularly dine on pretty cool. Pigs in particular are very intelligent, rivaling dogs if not surpassing them. Moo cows are pretty sweet too, cept for the occasional Bull that wants to be a show off. Chicken’s are extremely interesting to watch, the way they interact with each other and the clucks and calls they use to communicate are rather sophisticated.
I’m on day 2 of the vegan diet, and in all honesty, I get to eat just as tasty of food, just don’t have to kill off sweet animals to do it. I’d definitely recommend everyone to give it a go, help the planet, and help ourselves from the positive effects of a healthy diet!