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The plea for Vegetarianism and Vegan

13 Jul 2016   Shanti Gowans

The plight of animals - be it farm animals, companion animals, marine or wild life animals - is one of the foremost reasons why many people around the world choose to eat a vegetarian diet, or vegan diet. As people who care about the animals of the earth, we believe that, like human animals, they have rights and deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans.

Animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other reason. By switching to a plant-base diet, human societies will be able to alleviate the needless suffering and deaths of countless animals, the irreparable damage done onto the earth like air and water pollution, the erosion of lands, waste of precious energy, and deforestation. Raising and eating meat leaves behind an environmental toll that generations to come will be forced to pay. 

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. 

                                           Mahatma Gandhi, Indian spiritual leader


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