When we talk about Veganism, or when people like me come across this often asked question “WHY VEGAN?” All of US, well, majority of US simply like to answer, “For Animals, For Planet and surprisingly enough also For Humans”. Veganism is not a lifestyle or a choice, it’s a movement, a cause towards better future, towards better planet. Being Vegan is not at all difficult, it’s not at all boring and specially its cruelty-free.
Now there’s a difference between a “Plant-Based Diet” (Vegetables and fruits, Dairy free, gluten free) and “Veganism” is Avoiding food and all kinds of products which contributes in Animal Cruelty and Animal Slavery. You do not use fur, leather, wool, silk, honey, dairy products. You do not use any kind of products which are animal tested, you do not support breeding of any animals, you do not believe in killing/hunting of wild animals, you do not support animal entertainment (zoo/circus/aquariums) where animals are caged and you do not tolerate any kind of cruelty against them. This way you not only value their life but you also do not think of them as an inferior species.
Now many of you may think, “Whoa, that’s a hell lot of sacrifice, what are you going to do without all this, it would be so boring”. Well my friend, let me tell you, it’s the exact opposite of boring, do you know how many lives are you saving, do you know the suffering, pain and torture they go through?, Have you ever watched a video of slaughterhouses, animal testing laboratories, behind the scenes of circus/zoo? I guess not, cause you wouldn’t have asked this question. You do not have to be an animal lover to have empathy towards them, it is simply “Humanity” towards all species.
Now let’s look into the other factors besides animal cruelty for a while, how about if we talk on, how it affects our planet, human health and how it is destroying our rainforest. The thousands of acres of land, the more then lakhs of gallons of water used for animal agriculture and livestock is the reason behind the destruction of our rainforest and planet. The Global Warming is not cause of the over population of animals, it is cause of them going extinct and the forests going barren and it’s the human over population, that’s causing “Global Warming”. This was about our planet, now our Human Health. No matter how negligent we are towards our planet and animals, We sure as hell, care about our health.
Now this argument has been going for decades that either humans are “Omnivorous” (either eat plants or animals), “Carnivorous” (Meat eater) or “Herbivorous” (eating plants, raw vegetables, fruits). Now We used to hunt animals for our food and clothing and also for our safety, when was this? I believe centuries back when we did not even begin to evolve. Our species of humans first began to evolve nearly 200,000 years ago in association with technologies not unlike those of the early Neandertals (ref: http://www.anthro.palomar.edu). Now you’re telling me that we are still homo sapiens, hunting animals for survival, we have technology, we have so many things for us to survive. In no way we need to harm or use animals of any of this. When we were homo sapiens, we did not processed our food, we ate raw meat, we did not cook them, mixed them with veggies and sauces. We ate raw. We then evolved, our body and brain started changing with time, our anatomy changed. We evolved to be humans, we did not have claws, we did not have sharp teeth to attack our preys, We did not have quick reflexes.
A mammal is a warm-blooded animal. They are called vertebrates (backboned animals), have skin and hair covering their bodies, and they feed their young on mother’s milk after live birth. Humans are in this classification, and so are many other fascinating creatures around the world. In fact, when the majority of people hear the word “animal” they immediately think of an animal that is a mammal.(ref: http://www.affiliateddentists.com)
An herbivore is an animal that gets energy from eating plants. Their digestive system lets them digest almost all types of plants, including grass and leaves, but not meat. They typically eat all day long as they require a lot of energy to stay alive and well, which is why you see them grazing all the time. Herbivore Teeth: Herbivores have more molars than we do. They use these flat teeth for grinding branches, grasses and seeds. Since their food doesn’t try to escape, they use their front teeth like pruning shears to clip leaves and stems. (ref: http://www.affiliateddentists.com).
The Health problems humans go through in the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy; goes with a really long list. Meat and Milk are filled with drugs that are inevitably passed on to the consumer. Antibiotics, growth promoters, and prostaglandins and a concentration of pesticide residues are all found in meat and could be harmful to humans.(ref: http://sharan-india.org).
So, I guess now you know or at least you must have started wondering about it and would put an effort to look into it. Going Vegan, is not a big deal, it’s very easy and very healthy. Killing animals for your appetite or for your pleasure and entertainment is a BIG DEAL. Well, I hope this helped a lot of people out there. The information that is underlined is from the referred links that are mentioned with it. Please go through them if you would like to know more. I know you may all think that there are so many serious issues around the globe, FYI, This is one of them. It’s not just a social cause or people contributing towards it out of empathy and sympathy. It’s a movement, where people around the globe are fighting for them day and night. Animal Cruelty/Slavery is a “GLOBAL ISSUE”.
P.S The feeling of contributing towards the welfare of not just animals but also towards your planet, is where you’re going to find peace that you can never find in anything. Also your health and your life is going to be so much better with veganism.
I hope y'all loved my first blog, spare me if it was too much in one go. I promise I'll make the next post a lil more fun and interesting.
GO GREEN. GO VEGAN.
KEEP SPREADING KINDNESS. LOVE YA’LL.
WATCH: Earthlings ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdn2nQYGgRU )
Lucent ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KArL5YjaL5U )
Food Inc ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oq24hITFTY )
Meat The Truth ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uTJsZrX2wI )
Cowspiracy ( http://www.cowspiracy.com/ ) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV04zyfLyN4 )