Of course the whole world will never be vegan, but I strongly believe that someday a majority of the world will be vegan. In fact, the world will have to go mostly vegan or we are screwed, anon. Veganism is the future, out of necessity, and the UN agrees.
Animal agriculture is destroying our world.
No, not being vegan does not make someone a bad person… but if you’re aware of the slaughter you’re contributing to and you’re able to change that and choose not to, that is extremely problematic. Especially if you mourn the deaths of companion animals, but not the ones on your plate.
That’s it. I need to go vegan.
Super important post with lots of great links and resources. Give it a read! :)
Awesome post, please become enlightened!
Don’t go vegan,your depriving yourself of the minerals you need. Yeah you can do alternatives but it’s never enough. Why don’t we just treat animals and life like we used to? Eat the animal to survive,not to binge and waste. Just be kind to other life in general. I plan to substantial farm and maybe own a couple chickens
You are not depriving yourself of anything. You have no clue whatyou’re talking about, just like anon. It would be nice if you people would do research before you spoke, but you never do.
Low income/poor vegans
- No Bull, No Bucks (my food blog)
- Fuck Yeah Poor Vegans (great blog)
- Vegan on a Budget (blog)
- Cheap Vegan (blog)
- Low Cost Vegan Meal Plans
Vegans recovering from eating disorders
- Vegan ED Recovery (blog)
- Green Recovery: Veganism is Opening the Doors Anorexia Shut
- Green Recovery: The Plant-Based Road to Healing From Disordered Eating
- From My Eating Disorder to My Life’s Purpose: How Veganism Changed Things Forever
Vegans allergic/sensitive to soy and/or gluten (+ soy information)
- My posts tagged “soy”
- The Gluten Free Vegan (blog)
- Gluten Free Vegan Girl (blog)
- Gluten Free Recipes at “Oh She Glows”
- Soy Free Vegan
- Soy Free Recipes at “Oh She Glows”
- 4 Soy Free Vegan Faux Meat Dishes
Vegans with autoimmune disorders, IBS, anemia, etc.
- Whole-food vegan diets rich in omega-3s may treat and prevent many autoimmune disorders (study) (Vegan sources of Omega 3s)
- Tennis Star Venus Williams follows raw vegan diet after autoimmune disease diagnosis
- Why I Chose Vegan: Coping with IBS
- Veganism and rheumatoid arthritis
- Managing IBS while Adhering to a Vegan Diet
- Diet and Arthritis
- “A 2009 research review indicated that vegan diets tend to be higher in dietary fibre, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, and iron" (x)
- Veganism and Anemia
Please add in or message me with any resources you’d like to see added to this list. Share if you can, and help dispel misinformation about living vegan. If you’re recently going vegan and you want some help, please feel free to message me or check out my FAQ on veganism.
Eating meat affects more than just you, it affects the planet, which is my home too, and I want it to be around for a long time.
- 40% of global marine catch is by-catch (basically we are throwing back enormous amounts of unusable species into the sea, dead and wasted)
- An estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die in fishing nets every year.
- Overgrazing is blamed for 35% of soil degradation, deforestation for 30%, and agriculture for 27%. These main causes are directly or indirectly related to the consumption of animal products.
- Studies indicate that a varied vegan diet requires about a third of the land needed for conventional Western diets. We do not have enough land to feed everyone on an animal-based diet.
- The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2 equivalent. This is a higher share than transport.
- Animal product consumption is causing deforestation: there are undiscovered plants and other things in these areas that could help with medicine, not to mention that rain forests and other land contributes to 20% or so of the Earth’s oxygen.
- 60% of deforestation is related to animal agriculture
- For every 4 lbs of retail fish caught, 1 lb of other fish dies.
- It has been predicted that all the world’s fisheries will collapse in 2048 unless something is done to stop it.
- It is estimated that over-fishing threatens the food security of about 200 million people.
- The Lives of Slaughterhouse Workers: they are usually on shitty contracts, are usually poor and people of color (PoC), how they don’t have basic working rights, and how often times they are undocumented, so they can’t go for help.
- Big, rich, Western, white countries go into other countries: usually (again) poor, underprivileged, native areas that are (again) usually inhabited by PoC. This takes land away from the people in that region or country and gives it to a) the livestock and/or b) the crops raised for that livestock.
- Even in the west, people who live near slaughter farms have shitty water, shitty soil, shitty air, and they get really really sick.
- They’re also more likely to be poverty stricken.
- Animal Agriculture Sickens Everyone
- Nestle Milk Chocolate Products Brought To You By Child Slavery
- Antibiotic use in meat production has been linked to the rise in ‘super bugs’, which are antibiotic-resistant bacteria, found in a lot of meats available in supermarkets. These maladies can kill people.
- In 2004/5 there were 2270 injury claims made in the meat processing industry, most of which were due to falls, injuries with knives and ‘body stressing’.
- People working in tanneries to make leather from the skin of animals that have been killed are exposed to numerous dangerous chemicals (chromium being the worst). The chemicals can cause cancer, skin diseases, respiratory illnesses while the machinery is also dangerous and can result in amputations. In India, people have died due to the exposure to these chemicals, due to unsafe working conditions. People have also died in Bangladesh and are affected by the chemicals in a multitude of ways. These chemicals can also leach into the water supply and affect the air and soil quality, which in turn causes illnesses and diseases in nearby populations.
- "Vegan is the future, out of necessity," and the UN agrees.
Eating Vegan Is Efficient, Both Costly & Environmentally (Alternatively: Why Meat ISN’T Efficient)
- Here is a prison that went vegetarian solely because of it being cheaper.
- Here is a prison in California where half the inmates were served vegan food. That half had remarkably lower incidences of violence and much better fellowship (which goes to show you that there is more to this issue than just dollars and cents).
- You Could Feed Hundreds of People with What It Takes To Raise 200 Kilos of Boneless Beef
- An acre of land can produce 40,000 pounds of potatoes, 50,000 pounds of tomatoes, but only 250 pounds of beef.
- Environmental Impact of a Vegan vs. Conventional Diets (PDF file)
- Meat subsidies strip other food industries to the bone
- 4 million people on this planet live on an almost exclusively vegan diet due to poverty.
- If Britain went vegetarian, less than half the farm land would be needed; vegan, less than a quarter.
- The less people eating meat, the cheaper produce gets for everyone.
- Junk Food Costs More Than Healthy Foods
- We currently produce enough food to feed the world, but feed it to animals we later kill instead.
- Studies confirm increasing population must abandon meat by 2050.
Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?
- 70% of grain and cereals grown in U.S. are fed to farmed animals
- it requires 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat
What does eating meat have to do with people starving in other countries?
- every ounce of water, grain and resources that goes towards an animal who will ultimately be slaughtered is an ounce of water or grain that could have gone to those who so desperately need it. a study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzed the world’s agriculture resource data and found that humans cutting meat from their diets could play a significant role in combating world hunger. According to the researchers, 36 percent of the total calories that come from crops are allocated to farm animal feed, but only 12 percent of those calories actually make it to people’s dinner plates. The researchers concluded that if all of the world’s crops were directly consumed by humans, there would be approximately 70 percent more food available, providing sustenance for an additional 4 billion additional people.
Check out this article, in which the UN is urging a global shift towards a vegan diet
And last but not least… this post that says where you can get EVERYTHING while vegan.
Now please stop spreading your ignorance.