How many cows, chickens, pigs, turkeys, and fish are killed each year for food?
10 billion land animals including cows, chickens, pigs, and turkeys are killed every year for food, while another 17 billion fish are killed for food.
Chickens: 9,075,261,000 (Broiler chickens: 9,005,578,000 and Layer hens: 69,683,000)
Where do you get your protein?
An excess of protein is common in an American diet. The right amount of protein can be easily found in grains, vegetables, legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), and fruits.
Do vegetarians live longer?
The chance of an early death due to a heart attack or stroke is reduced by 50% for vegetarian men and by 30% for vegetarian women.
Isn’t milk necessary for calcium?
Definitely not. Green vegetables, such as kale and broccoli are actually better sources for calcium.
Who are some famous vegetarians?
Alanis Morissette, Emily Deschanel, Bob Barker, Debra Skelton, Alicia Silverstone, Dennis Kucinich, James Cromwell, and Betty White.
Aren’t most vegetarians unhealthy looking?
This is an old myth that isn’t based on reality. Some very healthy looking vegans include NBA star John Salley, bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, actress Pamela Anderson, triathlete Brendan Brazier, and singer Moby.
What’s wrong with milk?
Dairy cows are impregnated, which is the only reason why they produce milk. They never have an opportunity to give that milk to their calves because the newborns are taken away from them immediately after birth. Male calves are isolated and killed for veal.
What’s wrong with eggs?
Chickens beaks are cut off so they won’t peck themselves and they are put in small cages with other chickens where they don’t have adequate space to move around. Their living conditions are horrific, as this video shows.
What’s in a hamburger?
Water, bone, cartilage, nerve, parasites, blood vessels, and plant material.
Other than the fat, are there other health concerns with hamburgers?
A single portion of hamburger meat is often an amalgam of various grades of meat from different parts of cows and even from different slaughterhouses. These cuts of meat are particularly vulnerable to E. coli contamination. Despite this, there is no federal requirement for grinders to test their ingredients for the pathogen.
Isn’t it fine to eat cage-free eggs?
Male chicks are killed immediately after birth either by being suffocated or ground up alive to produce fertilizer or feed. Chickens used to produce eggs, including eggs labeled “cage-free,” have their beaks forcibly mutilated to minimize the damage they cause each other when crowded together. At all farms, large-scale and small-scale, laying hens are killed when their production declines, typically within two years, as feeding these worn-out individuals cuts directly into profits. Often the bodies of “spent” hens are so ravaged that no one will buy them, and they are ground into fertilizer or just sent to a landfill.
What’s wrong with silk?
Silk is the fiber that silkworms weave to make cocoons. To obtain silk, worms are steamed or gassed alive in their cocoons by manufacturers.
Humane alternatives to silk include nylon, milkweed seed-pod fibers, silk-cotton tree and ceiba tree filaments, and rayon.
Isn’t fish a good alternative to meat?
The fish are being killed for their meat and they often contain high traces of mercury and other toxins.
How much water does it take to make a one-pound steak?
Is my buying honey really harming the bees?
It certainly is. This industry routinely kills the queen bees as they age to maximum honey production and the bees are constantly shipped around the country, so the exploitation parallels how dairy cows are mistreated.
What happens after dogs and cats are euthanized?
These euthanized dogs and cats are grinded up, known as rendering, and then they are put into your makeup, toothpaste, and vitamins.
Does meat consumption increase the chances for impotence?
It certainly does. 90% of the cases of impotence are due to health reasons, so having clogged arteries will block the blood flow to every organ in the body.
Aren’t the animals that are used for fur just gently put to sleep?
Many of us were raised believing that animals used for fur die in a room where they are peacefully put to sleep, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Animals are skinned alive, as this video from Skin Trade will show you.
Why do people oppose circuses and zoos?
Animals in circuses and zoos are routinely abused as this video shows.
Are there any videos to show kids about why they should go veg?
The Meatrix video is perfect for kids. It addresses all of the issues, while parodying the Matrix.