What are the ethical reasons for following a plant-based diet?
One of the things that I've found interesting whilst on this journey, shifting from a vegetarian diet to vegan one, is the variety of reasons that exist for doing so. Some of these reasons include, to heal or save the environment, to feel healthier, to cure bodily conditions, to pacify the effect of allergies and ethics. This video discusses the ethical reasons for following a plant-based diet.
Here are some questions to keep in mind when you watch the video.
- 56 billion animals are killed for food each year. Does that include fish?
- What are the risks of factory farming?
- What proportion of the UK's antibiotics are used by humans?
- How many cows are pregnant when sent for slaughter?
- What happens to the unborn calves?
More about this film...
The entire film lasts 30 minutes. It explores the benefits of being vegan. Some of these are: -
- an exciting lifestyle
- eating delicious food
- consuming healthy food
- tackling the ethics behind making this shift
- global challenges that we face now and in the future.
It was produced by The Vegan Society.
Will you make the connection and become part of the solution?
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." Alice Walker