Today, March 20, is Meatout Day, the world’s largest annual grassroots information campaigns regarding the plant-based diet!
Thousands of people throughout all 50 states plus two dozen other countries are out there encouraging their friends, family and communities to “kick the meat habit” and explore the healthy, caring and eco diet of vegetarian/vegan fare!
Going veg a great way to start off the spring season : ) Here’s 7 awesome reasons why, according to Meatout’s founder, FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement):
Kicking the meat habit reduces our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other chronic diseases that cripple and kill nearly 1.4 million Americans annually.
Kicking the meat habit decreases our exposure to infectious pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which kill several thousand Americans annually and sicken millions more.
Kicking the meat habit raises our energy level, lowers our food budget, and simplifies food preparation and cleanup.
Kicking the meat habit frees up grains and other foods that can be used to feed the world’s hungry. Animals are extremely inefficient “protein converters;” it can take up to 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef.
Kicking the meat habit preserves our topsoil, water, and other food production resources vital to the survival of our children and their children.
Kicking the meat habit protects our forests, grasslands, and other wildlife habitats from encroachment by cattle ranchers while reducing the polluting effects of methane, soil particles, manure, and pesticides on our air and water.
Kicking the meat habit saves animals from caging, crowding, deprivation, drugging, mutilation, manhandling, and agonizing slaughter. Each person who adopts a plant-based diet saves over 80 innocent, sentient animals each year. Over a lifetime, an individual can save more than 6,000 animals just by going vegan.
It’s time to begin your journey to healthy, compassionate eating.
Order your FREE Veg Starter Kit to find out how!
Hooray for Meatout Day and a shoutout for everyone who’s pledging to be veg today! : )
Find out more at www.meatout.org