No meat. No dairy. No eggs. That's veganism for you. It's simply cutting out anything that comes from an animal. Now listen, it's not as bad as it sounds. You may be thinking, " Well then what do you eat?" Definitely not corpses, milk full of pus and hormones. Gross.
Living off a plant based diet is the best thing I could have done for myself. Saving animals, the planet and helping my health are just some of the few reasons why I am vegan. Never in a million years would I have given up some of my favorite foods; or so I thought. But it all just makes sense once you really educate yourself on why people are vegan and the whole aspect of it. Most people hate on the whole thing because they just don't like hearing the truth.
Eating animals and their by-products are contributing factors to health issues, including the world's killer, heart disease and cancer. Dairy is nature's perfect food. Well I mean, if you're a calf. How is it that humans think it's normal and healthy to be consuming milk from a whole different species? Gorilla milk is for a baby gorilla. Cat milk is for a kitten. Giraffe milk is for a baby giraffe. Just like cow milk is for a baby cow, not humans. We weren't designed to consume cow milk.
If I am harming an innocent being that isn't necessary for my survival or my health for no other reason than they taste good, I'd rather not participate. "But we're designed to eat meat." The last time I checked, we don't have long sharp claws, pointy teeth, and we do not run after our prey and eat their raw flesh with all that comes with it. A carnivore does. If we are designed to eat meat then why do we only eat it when it has been sanitized, packaged, cooked and seasoned? And why does it increase our risk of diseases?
Yes, our ancestors ate meat for survival, but today we have industries that slaughter the animals for us even though we have plenty of plant based alternatives. Our ancestors didn't purposely breed billions of animals just to kill them and eat them.
"How do you get protein?" Where does the animal you eat get it's protein? Plants. Almost all nutrients and proteins come from plant based foods.
The truth behind the meat and dairy industry is cruel. Because humans desire the milk from a cow, her young is immediately taken away from her and if it is a male, it's slaughtered. If it's a female, she goes through the same pain as the mother. Dairy cows are hooked to machines to be sucked dry which leads to painful infections.
Male chicks are no use for the egg production so they're immediately thrown alive into a grinder. Yum, chicken nuggets. Thousands of hens are crammed into small wire cages, unable to lift a single wing. After being exhausted from laying eggs, they're sent to slaughter, most suffering from broken bones already. But none of this matters since all these unhealthy foods are just so good. But the life of an animal is more important than satisfying my taste buds.
Animal testing is a whole other aspect of animal cruelty as well.
All animals are intelligent and are worth just a much as our own pets at home. A pig is no different than a dog, besides the fact that pigs are actually smarter. All animals should be treated no less than the other.