“The idea that we have the right to inflict suffering and death on other sentient beings for the trivial reason of palate pleasure is, without a doubt, one of the most arrogant and morally repugnant notions in the history of human thought.”
Veganism is NOT a diet. It’s a moral imperative.
*** Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. ***
– “Cowspiracy” on Netflix
Vegan diets are healthful and are nutritionally adequate:
” It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562864/
According to the World Health Organization and the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Households should select predominantly plant-based diets rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, pulses or legumes, and minimally processed starchy staple foods. The evidence that such diets will prevent or delay a significant proportion of non-communicable chronic diseases is consistent. A predominantly plant-based diet has a low energy density, which may protect against obesity.”http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/Y2809E/y2809e00.HTM
Kaiser Permanente (USA): “Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.” They would also like to make plant-based diets the new normal for their patients and employees.http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/…/s…/5117-nutrition.html
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“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – MLK Jr.