Why Vegetarian?Ethical ReasonsEnvironmental ReasonsEconomic ReasonsHuman Survival ReasonsHealth Related ReasonsSpiritual ReasonsRational Reasons
Age of SlaughterBeef Cows--11 months old.Pigs--6 months old.Chickens--3 months old.Veal Calves--6 weeks old.Dairy Cows--3 to 4 years old.Egg Laying Chickens--2 to 3 years old. (USDA, HSUS, Coats, Robbins)
COWSand more cows!
PIGS and MORE PIGS
Chickens and More Chickens
Which do you like better?or
Factory Farming/Industrial AgricultureStarted in the 1950s but reached full capacity in the early 1980s. Operates on the principles of economic efficiency and intensive confinement.Makes full use of chemical and technological manipulation. Animal welfare and severe pain are considered irrelevant, unless profits are effected.
10 Billion mammals and birds are killed each year in the US for food.
45 Billion world wide. (USDA, HSUS)
40 million cows and calves113 million pigs4 million sheep308 million turkeys9 billion chickens (broilers)446 million chickens (egg layers)26 million ducks (USDA in 2001) Killed for Food in the US Annually
One average U.S. resident living to age 75 is responsible for the deaths of11 cows32 pigs and sheep85 turkeys2570 chickens and ducks
(USDA in 2001)
Male chicksWorthlessHence, death do us part.
PESTICIDES10,000x more cides are used for animals than for humans.
Pollution: Animal WastesWanna drink it?
PUTRIFICATIONALGAL BLOOMS; FISH DEATHS
What About Human Cruelty?THEY DONT HAVE TO BE NEXT DOORTHINK AND FEEL:
So, if livestock are --destroying the environment, --contributing to the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion, --ruining our top soil, --poisoning our lakes, rivers, groundwater, and oceans, --depleting our rainforests --destroying our wildlife--depleting our natural resources,--contributing to world hunger, thirst, and misery,Should we be eating MORE or LESS of them?
Albert EinsteinNothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
Pythagoras "For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."
Leonardo da Vinci "The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
Ralph Waldo Emerson"You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."
Leo Tolstoy "As long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields."
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Mother Teresa They (animals) too, are created by the same loving hand of God which created us, it is our duty to protect them and to promote their well being.
Albert Schweitzer "Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. "
Thomas Edison Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Nikola Tesla every effort should be made to stop the wanton and cruel slaughter of animals, which must be destructive to our morals.
When a human being kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice.
George Bernard Shaw
It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
According to the American Dietetic Association (2003)Vegetarian Diets Offer:Less saturated fatLower cholesterolMore fiber, Mg, K and antioxidants.Lower body massLess heart diseaseLower blood pressureLower rates of hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
But where do you get your protein?
Mr. UniverseBill Pearl
Pearl at 55
Mr. AmericaSteve HoltAt 52
Carl Lewis: 9 Olympic Gold Metals and 8 World Championships
(Vegan) Tony Gonzalez-Kansas City Chiefs, 11 year veteran, Highest paid tight end in the NFL
(Vegan) Salim Stoudamire-Guard for the Atlanta Hawks, 8 year veteran
Mr. AmericaJim Morris
Nearest of Kin
Ethics: Because it is simply wrong for animals to be tortured every day of their lives.
Environment: Because animal agriculture is the greatest threat to wildlife, to our atomosphere, to our water, to our land and soil, and to our planet.
Starvation: Because hundreds of millions of children starve and die, their food and water going to farm animals.
Health: Because vegetarians have a much lower risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, and illness.
QUIZON WHAT POINT DID ALBERTS EINSTEIN AND SCHWEITZER AGREE WITH PYTHAGORAS, BEN FRANKLIN, LEO TOLSTOY, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, MAHATMA GANDHI AND MOTHER TERESA? (1)
2. HOW DOES EATING MEAT IMPINGE ON RAIN FOREST DESTRUCTION? (1)
WHAT IS THE RATIO OF ANTIBIOTICS USED FOR FARM ANIMALS RAISED FOR MEAT VERSUS FOR HUMAN DISEASES? (1)
IF YOU EAT MEAT AS DO MOST AMERICANS, ABOUT HOW MANY MAMMALS AND BIRDS DO YOU MURDER IN YOUR LIFETIME? HOW MANY ARE MURDERED IN A SINGLE YEAR IN THE U. S. ALONE? (2)
5. ABOUT WHAT FRACTION OF THE LARGE FISH SEA LIFE THAT WAS PRESENT IN 1900 IS LEFT? (1)
6. FOR EVERY POUND OF FISH YOU EAT, ABOUT HOW MUCH FISH (IN POUNDS) IS CAUGHT? (1)
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