Why I'm Vegan

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Set 10 2006, 1:44

Heres a list of reasons why.

It's a fact you can't be an environmentalist and eat meat.heres why-

Water-More than half of all the water consumed in the U.S. is used to raise animals for food.A vegetarian diet requires 300 gallons of water per day,while a meat-eating diet requires more than 4,000 gallons.

Deforestation-Cattle-ranching is the number one cause of Amazonian deforestation.In Central America,two-thirds of the rain forests have been cleared primarily to raise cattle.

Energy-Raising animals for food requires more than one-third of all rad materials and fossile fuels used in the United States.

Pollution-The meat industry causes more water pollution in the United States than all other industries combined.More than 10 billion animals are raised and killed for food every year in the U.S. alone;They have to eat,and their waste has to go somewhere.


What's really in that food your eating?

In every package of chicken,there's a little poop.A USDA study found that 98 percent of broiler chicken carcasses had detectable levels of E.coli,indicating fecal contamination.

In the United States,we have the highest permitted upper limit of milk pus cell concentration in the world-almost twice the international standard of allowable pus cells.

Most animal products are packed full of antibiotics,dioxins,and foodborne pathogens like E.coli,salmonella,and campylobacter.Millions of people get sick each year from eating contaminated meat,especially chicken and fish, and thousands die.

Animal Rights..Because yes they should have rights!

In a chicken farm workers were found ripping live birds' heads off to write graffiti with their blood and squeezing them so hard that they expelled feces onto other birds.

Egg-laying hens are packed so tightly into cages that they can't even stretch one wing.The birds' bones and muscles waste away from lack of use,and by the time they're slaughtered,their bodies have to be turned into soup or cat food because they're too worn out for anything else.Male chicks hatched on egg farms are thrown into a mechanical grinder while they are still alive, "rendered,"made into feed,and fed back to other factory-farmed animals- including hens.

Cattle raised for beef have their horns and testicles cut out and third-degree burns inflicted on them(branding)-all without painkillers.

Dairy cows have electric machines hooked up to their huge,swollen udders, causing cuts and injuries-and the resulting pus,blood,and scabs all end up in that milk mustache.The stress caused by factory-farm conditions leads to disease,lameness,and reproductive problems,so by age 4 or 5 they are slaughtered.

Alot more happens as well.If you want to be more educated on this.Send me a note or IM me on AIM,Yahoo,MSN!

And yet if you read this and still don't care.wtf is wrong with you?

Joie-cut the crap,turn Vegan-
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  • ScumbagJoie

    thank you sir.

    Set 13 2006, 22:39
  • dejavula

    Well said, so true people just don't want to believe it!

    Mag 4 2007, 14:24
  • dynastygal

    Kudos to you Jo... :)

    Lug 16 2007, 16:27
  • brocco_lee

    I'm very proud of my little ecological footprint! Have a look.

    Ago 31 2007, 7:21
  • islandvegan

    Yep I agree there is no reason not to be vegan. People ask me why are you vegan and I respond with I could not find a good enough reason not to be vegan! =) Simple as that really! The way I see it there are are no down falls from being vegan

    Set 19 2007, 21:10
  • Lindsey_H

    There was a nice little article on NPR stating that vegans/vegetarians have higher IQ's than meat eaters... Duh!

    Ago 8 2008, 17:31
  • Darky666

    Bullshit, eat meat.

    Feb 21 2009, 15:15
  • justinmiller87

    Yeah... great reply Darky666! </sarcasm>

    Mar 29 2009, 21:06
  • jordan_castro

    i used to be vegan until i found out about www.smokingonanemptystomach.blogspot.com. seems life changing, imho.

    Dic 5 2009, 5:55
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