There's a lot of reasons to go vegan, amung them is that the meat industry is apparently causing starvation in other countries. And while that is a good reason to take action, going vegan is a VERY bad way to do it. Why? Because every day thousands of migrant workers, children, and yes, animals, are put through slave labor to toil in the hot sun to grow food they can't afford to eat. Why you ask can't they afford it? Because demand for vegtables is so high that the supply for it has gone up and is no longer affordable for much of the world, including people in the united states.
"Burt da fruits n veggies r so cheeper than meat"
No. Fruits and vegtables are cheaper than high quality meats and only in small doses that cannot sustain a modern family for a day the same way meat could. That's right folks, Veganism is actually causing more hunger than helping it
Veganism is hurting more people world wide than the EBUL meat industry and yet they still have the gall to call meat murder.
Who are the real murderers
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Once we were all eating at Burger King and she was the only one with a salad, but I didn't hear a single comment as my friends and I ate our burgers like animals huahahahah
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and factory farming is causing more hunger than "FAST EFFISHENT HELTHY FUD IN BURGERZ111"
it is not healthier to eat a burger than have a nice dish of chickpea curry.
factory farms require more food than they produce, leaving more starving people.
even the UN said it.
have you ever tried GOING on a vegetarian/vegan diet? you'll understand how much cheaper it is.
Just see makeitpossible.com , the front page video which even talks about the issue about using more than providing.
Second, this has already been debunked. comments.deviantart.com/1/3231…
Third. Yes. I have. I spent twice as much on food that in the long run didn't keep me satisfied. Leading me to buy more food. Do you not understand that this food actually has to come from somewhere? That it's grown? That it depends on seasons and weather? All of this factors into the price. It may seem cheaper, but really three apples only lasts you one day, that's a dollar-fifty that could have been put to frozen chicken that would last a week.
Yeah, but same goes for uncooked pasta and vegetables to season it, cheap and sustaining for a long time.
Except you need to buy the seasoning and the vegetables, that's like two extra dollars put to one meal opposed to one meal for a dollar that sustains you for a long time.
Yeah, but seasoning also sustains for a long time, and chicken would have seasoning too...
my family only buys fairtrade vegetables.
all i get is hate for being veg*an when i do not say ANYTHING against eating meat. i only do when people insult MY morals.
Though, as soon as someone states what they do/what can be done about that, you don't give a shit?
-It takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat and only 25 gallons to produce one pound of wheat. If you passed on that juicy filet mignon steak, you would save more water than if you didn’t shower for six months.
-According to a United Nations report, 18% of all Greenhouse gas emissions on earth come from the meat industry. Surprisingly that is 40% more than all the planes, trains, cars and ships in the world combined.
-Almost 6 million acres of the Amazon rainforest are destroyed on a yearly basis solely for grazing cattle and growing soybeans for animal feed.
-It takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie of animal protein as it does to make one calorie of plant protein.
-Grain and corn raised for livestock feed that could otherwise feed people, according to the UN: 836 million tons per year. [That] is much more than enough to adequately feed the 1.4 billion humans who are living in dire poverty, and the number doesn't even include the fact that almost all of the global soy crop (about 240 million tons of soy) is also fed to chickens, pigs, and other farmed animals.
-According to the UN: "Indeed, the livestock sector may well be the leading player in the reduction of biodiversity..." And "livestock now account for about 20 percent of the total terrestrial animal biomass, and the 30 percent of the earth's land surface that they now pre-empt was once habitat for wildlife."
-United Nations scientists, in their 408-page indictment of the meat industry, sum up these statistics, pointing out that the meat industry is "one of the ... most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global," including "problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity."
I had to write an essay an do a presentation for geography class on the impact of the meat industry on the enviroment so I did a lot of research (no not only on wikipedia) and you don't really have to go in it that deep to see that producing meat needs more space, ressources and energy than producing plants. They could even simply look at a food chain but no...
Sorry for bragging about some argument that ended some months ago I just wanted to add my two cents and tell you that you're not the only one who found these facts on their research
And hunting meat cannot feed everybody in the world without making most of our common species extinct; it isn't a viable option.
where are the statistics for that? Would we truly cause other species to go extinct? or is that that just your opinion? where are the facts?
the fact is, there are many carnivores and omnivores besides humans, have any of them caused an extinction?
in addition, most carnivorous animals don't eat the entire animal, they eat what they can and leave the rest for the insects. humans on the other hand store their the meat and can feed off the meat from an animal for a long time.
a single 75 pound deer can feed one human for about a month(this I know for a fact, I live with hunters)
but deer are not the only animal to eat, a single rabbit can last a week as well as a pheasant.
a moose for a single person could give you enough food for 1 year
now lets look at something else a moose can give birth in 8 months and they can give birth to 2 baby mooses.
my point being, we would not cause another species to go extinct by eating them, on the contrary avoiding eating other animals would cause their populations to become stagnant(take differential equations/calc based zoology)
I agree farming large populations of animals can be bad for the environment, but I think that if hunting was more common extinctions would occur less, because a lot of extinctions actually happen because of land cleared for farming, not from hunting.
the only case of hunting causing an extinction would the Dodo bird, but that was only because we invaded the ecosystem there. humans are just as much a part of the ecosystem in America and Europe as wolves, bears and foxes, so hunting would not cause problems.
actually the most commonly hunted animal in America are fish.
we call it fishing, but technically its a form of hunting, using a trap.