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Have a Great 2010
Posted 23 December 2009
The beginning of a new decade is the perfect time to resolve to make a fresh start. What better way of having a compassionate, healthier and happier 2010 than by going veggie or vegan?
During 2009, around one billion animals were slaughtered for their flesh in the UK alone. Most will have been reared in filthy factory farms, which have been the source of a number of diseases that have spread to humans, such as BSE, salmonella, E.coli and bird flu. Farmed animals are fed drugs, including antibiotics in an attempt to keep them ‘healthy’. The overuse of such drugs has caused the serious problem of drug resistant human diseases.
You can help stop the suffering of animals and improve your own health prospects by switching to an animal-free diet.
For the Planet
With climate change top of the news agenda, protecting the planet is another good reason to kick the meat habit. Farming and slaughtering animals is now recognised as a significant contributor to today’s greatest environmental problems, including global warming. Animal farming uses much more land, energy and water than plant-based agriculture. It would, therefore, be much more efficient to use these precious resources to feed people directly. You can help protect the planet for yours and future generations by going veggie or vegan.
For your Health
A varied and balanced plant-based diet provides all the nutrients that you need to keep healthy - with none of the nasties found in meat, such as saturated fat and cholesterol. You will also help to lower your risk of suffering from diet-related illnesses, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Going veggie is so much easier than you may think. You won’t have to stop eating out with your friends, you’ll still be able to shop in your local supermarket - and you’ll be doing a great thing for your health, for animals, and the planet. Send for a FREE Go Veggie pack, full of delicious and nutritious recipes, tips and advice that will get you off to a flying start.
If you’re already veggie, that’s great! Why not take another step towards a cruelty-free lifestyle by going vegan? Just about every food made from dairy products or eggs has a cruelty-free alternative. Most supermarkets stock a wide variety of animal-free foods, and your local health food shop will usually have an excellent selection, too. So why not give it a go?