Choose compassion, sustainability and health – Choose a plant-based diet!
Many people choose a plant-based diet for ethical reasons – they do not want to contribute to animal suffering. Every year in the U.S., about 10 billion land animals and 15 to 20 billion sea creatures are killed for food. The vast majority of pigs, cows, chickens, and turkeys sold in the U.S. are raised on factory farms, where they are tightly confined and live miserable short lives filled with pain and fear. You can help prevent animal cruelty by simply adopting a plant-based diet.
A plant-based diet uses far fewer resources (water, land, petroleum, etc.) than a meat-based diet. Animal agriculture is responsible for over half of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Factory farms also pollute the air, land, and water in our communities, endangering people and destroying habitats for wildlife. You can protect the earth by not supporting industrial animal agriculture.
Plant-based diets are very healthy, low in fat and cholesterol, yet high in fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. Plant foods are also naturally cholesterol-free, while meat, dairy, and eggs are extremely high in cholesterol. Plant-based diets have been shown to lower the risk of many diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. You can preserve your health by eating a plant-based diet.