OK. WHAT'S 'WORLD VEGAN DAY' LEE?
Every year on 1st November, vegans around the world celebrate World Vegan Day and champion
their vegan lifestyle.
It is a day dedicated to the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, where possible and practicable, and the wholly unnecessary cruelty and exploitation of animals.
It's a day (or rather a month) celebrating those who want to live a more compassionate, much healthier
and more ethical lifestyle.
It celebrates the people who have decided to make a positive change in their lives, a change that can significantly help others live theirs.
It's a day for people to align their actions with their morals and to finally say NO to animal cruelty and exploitation.
SO IT'S JUST FOR VEGANS?
Nope, today is not just for vegans but for everyone. Non-vegans especially.
Anyone can stop harming animals - anyone can start defending them. Anyone can do things to protect our planet and the future of our children. Anyone can make a significant difference. Anyone can start, anytime.
World Vegan Day is also about encouraging and inspiring others to take action for the animals and for the environment.
ACTION FOR THE ANIMALS?
Imagine the number of animals that are saved every month, every year, or over the course of a lifetime
simply by choosing a vegan diet...
3 meals a day = 3 animals a day, that's around 90 animals a month, 1080 animals a year, and thousands of animals in a single human lifetime.
By refusing to pay for animal products, you reduce the demand for them, which ensures fewer animals are bred to suffer and die on farms and in slaughterhouses.
Going vegan is one of the best things you can do to help stop animal cruelty.
BUT WHY TODAY?
When do you propose we stop hurting animals?
Here's some INTERESTING (and shocking) facts for you to read.
These will explain why today, is as good a day as any, to go vegan...
We kill 83 billion land animals and 0.8 - 2.7 trillion marine animals a year.
If we killed humans at the same rate as we kill animals for food, the entire population would be gone in 17 days. All 7.98 billion of us.
Every 4 weeks, we kill more animals than the amount of humans that have ever existed in history.
We kill 2.7 trillion more fish every year than all the humans that have ever existed.
Although we produce enough food to feed every human on the planet (1/1.5 times the amount needed),
over 800 million people go to bed hungry each day.
We could feed the entire world on the food we feed to livestock.
The oceans absorb 4x the amount of CO2 than the Amazon rainforest and up to 80% of the
world's oxygen comes from phytoplankton - which is fertilised by whales.
Berries (the compounds found in them) kill cancer cells in minutes.
In the US between 2007 and 2014, 400 million fewer animals were killed in 2014 compared to 2007
because less and less people were eating animal products like meat, dairy and eggs.
If every family in the UK swapped out 1 red meat based meal for a plant-based meal just once a week,
the environmental impact would be the equivalent of taking 16 million cars off the road.
- (Oxford University)
One potato requires 25 litres of water for production whereas one hamburger (made from a cow)
requires 2,400 litres of water for production.
If we all ate only plants (went plant-based/vegan), we'd need only half the land we use at the moment.
Shifting to a plant-based diet could free up more than 75 per cent of the total global agricultural land that currently being used.
If humans were removed from the planet, the extinction of humans would benefit everything that exists.
Despite being one of the fastest growing movements in history, vegans currently make up 1% of the population. This means that 99% of humans on this planet are unable to think rationally, logically and empathetically
each time they put animal products in their mouth.
It's true though. You're either vegan (cruelty-free) or you're not (you knowingly and willingly
pay for animals to suffer)
WHICH ARE YOU?
Go HERE to learn more about going vegan... it's easy and by far the best decision you will ever make!
Go vegan today.
For the animals, for the planet, for your health and because you know it's the right thing to do.
HAPPY WORLD VEGAN DAY!
Hello! Lee Brace here! Award-winning actor, comedian, writer, photographer and vegan.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org