I’m going Vegan! And here’s why you should too.
It’s time for a serious post: I have made the decision to go from veggie to vegan, and here’s why.
- I watched a documentary (or two) and they showed not only how brutal the farming industry is, but how amazing a vegan diet is. One was called ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ (available here) and the other ‘What the health’ (available on Netflix) and I highly reccomend them.
- I learned animals suffer even to give milk/eggs. Obviously animals suffer for meat production, but little did I know that even ‘Free Range’ chickens are kept in horrible, cramped conditions. Male chicks born into the egg industry are killed brutally after birth as they are considered ‘useless’ to farmers. Cows are artificially inseminated, and the poor calves are taken from their mothers within days of birth so the cows can be milked for human consumption.
- I didn’t want to be part of this anymore. Now that I am aware of the hidden secrets of the farming industry, it no longer seems moral to consume eggs or dairy.
- Dairy and eggs are not meant for human consumption. Cows milk is meant for CALVES! And eggs are full of cholesterol – there is enough cholesterol in an egg to last a growing chick for 21 days.
- It is better for your health. Going vegan has been shown to prevent or even reverse some of today’s major diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. If everyone was to go vegan, the NHS would save a lot of money.
- It’s better for the environment. Cow farming produces more methane gas than all the transport methods on earth combined. Water loss is also an issue, with 1000 litres of water needed to produce just one litre of cows milk. We ont have one earth, and as earthlings it is our responsibility to look after it for the future generations.
- It’s easy. I was already veggie, so going vegan doesn’t seem hard. And there are plenty of vegan alternatives available in supermarkets.
So that’s it. I’m excited to try new recipes and so happy that they will be cruelty-free. Watch this space! Shivani x