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Why Veg?

  • More than 8 billion animals are slaughtered every year for food.
  • Animals feel pain just like we do. They suffer when torn apart from their mothers, mutilated, crowded together, cruelly transported to slaughterhouses without food or water through all types of weather, and violently killed- just for a mouthful of flesh.
  • The three biggest killers directly linked to meat eating are cancer, stroke, and heart disease.
  • Every year, a meat-based diet in America costs it 123 billion dollars in health care costs.
  • Raising animal for food takes more than 1/3 of all the raw materials used for all purposes in the U.S.
  • 85% of U.S. topsoil loss is linked to raising animals for food.
  • Animals raised for food produce 130 times more excrement than do we- but without sewage systems. Agriculture is responsible for more water pollution than all other municipal and industrial sources combined.

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