Animal Writes
17 March 1999 Issue
Why Go Vegan?

Go Vegan for your health.
1 If not for yourself, then for the lives of others.
2 If not to end world hunger, then to reduce the national debt.
3 If not for your country, then to prevent massive pollution.
4 If not for our environment, then to save natural resources.
5 If not to conserve nature, then to stop the suffering of animals.
6 If not for compassion, then for the children's future.
7 If not for them . . . then when ???

Celebrate life! Experience the delicious and satisfying world of Vegan cuisine.
So great is your choice of food!

1. A plant-based diet reduces or eliminates incidents of heart disease, stroke,
cancer (colon, prostate and breast), diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, food
poisoning and other diseases.

2. Over 20 million people die each year from malnutrition and hunger. Ten to
fifteen times as many people can be fed on a plant-based diet vs. a meat-
based diet.

3. More than twelve billion Medicare tax dollars per year goes to treat diet-
related diseases. Uncounted billions of tax dollars subsidize factory farming.

4. A Vegan conserves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and keeps
four tons of livestock waste out of our water each year. Globally, livestock
production contributes significantly to acid rain, global warming, deserti-
fication, soil erosion, rain forest destruction and species extinction.

5. Each Vegan spares almost one acre of forestland, reduces destruction of
wildlife habitat and uses only a fraction of the energy wasted on a meat-
based diet.

6. Hundreds of millions of animals are raised on factory farms in miserable
conditions of overcrowding, filth and disease. The average American will
be responsible for the suffering and painful deaths of over 2400 animals
in a lifetime of eating.

7. Over 1670 scientists, including 104 Nobel laureates, have issued a warning
to the world. "A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life
on it is required, if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home
on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated."

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