The start of a new year is typically the time to make resolutions for our betterment, but let's not think only of ourselves. Let's resolve to make 2011 a better year for the animals too - by not eating them.
Most of the animals we eat are subjected to conditions that we would personally find intolerable. They are never permitted to enjoy sunshine, breathe fresh air or stretch their limbs. They are cut and burned without anaesthetic and imprisoned in small cages and pens in stinking, gloomy sheds. Their death is brutal, painful and terrifying.
There is no justification whatsoever for subjecting any animal to this cruelty and abuse. Man is not a carnivore thus we have no need of flesh and we certainly have no need of calf's baby milk or birds eggs.
A plant based diet, devoid of artery clogging saturated fats and cholesterol, is far better for our health thus, resolving to eliminate animal products from our diet in 2011 will not only save animals lives, it may well save our own.