There are many reasons to switch to a vegan diet. Mainly the environmental impact of a meat-centric diet, stopping animal suffering, and health. 

Environmental impact

Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51{85424e366b324f7465dc80d56c21055464082cc00b76c51558805a981c8fcd63} of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.

Animal agriculture is one of the most destructive forces on our earth today. Keyword being “agriculture”, we’re not talking about hunting and eating wild game. We’re talking about animals being turned into factories in a way that is completely alien to how nature functions naturally. The impact? It’s driving climate change/global warming and it’s poisoning our water sources globally and local communities near industrial farms.

Reduce suffering

Nobody can deny it, animals are being raised, killed and processed in a way that seems to come straight from a horror film. There’s an internet full of documentaries, photos and videos documenting it. It’s downright nasty to watch, but it’s the reality of eating the majority of animal products.

If I asked you if you wanted to cause pain and suffering to animals what would your answer be? If you’re still eating animals but answer that question with “no”, then there’s a disconnect between your values and your actions.

Take responsibility for your own actions. You’ll feel better.

It’s healthier and you will feel awesome – just try it!

This was what sold me. It’s actually better for you. There’s countless scientific reasons that a vegan diet promotes better health. But there’s a lot of arguing on the internet for both sides. It can definitely be confusing! So how do we decide who’s right? It’s so simple, just try it!