For The Animals

If you ever have the opportunity to spend time with chickens, turkeys, pigs, or cows, you’ll discover that, like our dogs and cats, they have unique personalities; they’re individuals. They’re curious, intelligent, and caring. And like all animals, they experience emotions, such as pain, fear, and sadness.

Yet, every year in the US, 9 billion farmed animals (not including fish) are confined in filthy conditions on factory farms, packed into trucks, and sent to be slaughtered.Thankfully, every time we sit down to eat we can stand up for animals, simply by choosing to leave them off of our plates.

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For Your Health

 

Did you know that choosing vegetarian foods is one of the most effective ways we can protect our health? In fact, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Heart Association and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) all agree that there are many health benefits associated with vegetarian eating. According to the USDA, vegetarians, on average, have “lower levels of obesity, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and lower total mortality.”

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For The Environment

 

What we eat matters — for our health, animals, and the planet. Did you know that raising animals for food is widely considered by experts to be a leading cause of climate change, pollution and resource depletion? The good news is that one simple way we can each minimize our negative impact on the environment is to leave animals off our plates.

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