Why Cruelty Free?
All sentient beings have a right to spend their lives on planet Earth happy and unmolested. Yet, humans continue to subject other animal species to a lot of suffering and cruelty.
Mass livestock breeding for the meat industry and lab experiments cause a lot of anguish, physical pain, and terror to these animals. The livestock industry also leads to depletion of resources, including water, forests and dumps huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
However, more and more people are choosing to stand up to this abuse of fellow species and Mother earth. By adopting vegan diets and opting for cruelty free shopping, you too can force a change to this harmful way of doing things.
Vegan for health
By adopting a vegan diet, you avoid the saturated animal fats that are found in meat and dairy products. Regular intake of these saturated fats has been linked to incidences of high cholesterol levels, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and cardiovascular ailments.
A vegan diet is able to supply all the nutrients found in animal flesh. Some of the viable substitutes for meat and dairy include soya, legumes, and nuts.
Show your compassion for sentient beings
All animals are sentient, i.e. they feel emotion and pain. Scientists have proven that even fish are sentient but humans subject the other species to cruelty in the name of lab testing and experiments.
The drug and cosmetics industries are notorious for these practices. These animals suffer a lot of physical pain and emotional distress, often dying horrible deaths from these experiments.
Adopting cruelty free shopping affirms your belief and voice that these animals have a right to be free and happy. They should not be subjected to unnecessary torture for vanity products. There are plenty of cruelty-free products listed at sites like Crueltyfreeinternational.org
Conserve the environment
The livestock industry is a big contributor to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which causes global warming and climate change. Poor people in the developing world are the hardest hit by these changes in weather that bring about floods, storms, and droughts.
It has been shown that a single person adopting a vegan diet helps save 1100 gallons of water, and 30 square feet of forest each day. You will also stop 20 pounds of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere. You also save 45 pounds of grain to feed humans that would have otherwise be fed to livestock.
Adopting a vegan diet and cruelty free shopping can be your way of showing that there is a place for other species on this planet and conserving the planet’s resources for the happiness of both fellow humans and other sentient species.
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