In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest: raising their young, enjoying their native environments, and following their natural instincts. However, domesticated animals cannot survive "free" in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from life on the street.
actions of humans have created many threats to wild animals. As human
populations increase, these threats multiply, leading to a fewer number
of some species, and total extinction of others. All animals contribute
to the ecology of the earth and are vital to its health and
continuation. Many wildlife species are threatened with extinction, and
many critical wildlife habitats are being destroyed. Together, we all
play an important role in protecting wild animals and their homes.
animals have unique personalities. They're fascinating creatures with
the ability to love, form friendships, mourn, get angry and show a
variety of other emotions. They are deserving of our respect and our
compassion. The consolidation of farms in recent years has radically
altered the face of farming. Today more animals are being raised on less
land, with profound effects on the animals and the
environment. This shift in farming has been termed "industrial
agriculture" or "factory farming," as thousands, or even hundreds of
thousands of animals, are crowded into huge buildings with no access to
or wildlands are natural places on our planet that have not been
significantly modified by humans. These last, truly wild places that
have not been developed with industry, roads, buildings and houses are
critical for the survival of many plant and animal species. They also
provide humans with educational and recreational opportunities, and are
deeply valued for aesthetic, cultural, moral and spiritual reasons. Some
wildlands are protected. Others are disappearing.
You can make a difference for animals by
adopting an animal, recycling, choosing humane products, donating to a
charity of your choice, distributing flyers and fact sheets, encouraging
humane legislation, planting wildlife gardens, trapping and neutering
feral cats, volunteering, and educating others about earth and animal
issues. Join earth and animal advocates around the globe in the effort to make the world a better place for wild animals, companion animals, farm animals and humans.
A vegan is someone who tries to live without exploiting animals, for the benefit of animals, people and the planet. Vegans refrain from consuming animal products, choosing instead from thousands of animal-free foods and products. Veganism is a philosophy, not a diet. This philosophy is the belief in the right of all sentient beings to be treated with respect, not as property, and to be allowed to live their lives. Choosing to live a life free from animal products means choosing a path that is kinder to people, animals and the environment.
The evidence is clear that no-meat diets drastically reduce environmental destruction. Animal farming is the number one cause of water consumption, pollution, and deforestation. Animal agriculture has a higher greenhouse effect on the atmosphere than fossil fuel consumption. What’s more, a significant amount of fossil fuel is consumed during transportation and processing of meat and dairy products, loading the atmosphere with unneeded carbon dioxide. The meat industry is the leading cause of rainforest destruction, soil erosion, habitat loss, species extinction and dead zones in the oceans. Considerably lower quantities of water, energy and crops are required to for a vegan diet, making the switch to veganism the most effective way to help the environment.
Do you care about animals? Do you want to help stop their suffering? Then go vegan! Cutting out animal products and being vegan means voting every single day of your life with your knife and fork and by your choice of clothing, cosmetics, household products and entertainment. Your vote says no to animal cruelty. Some people go vegan in a day, others take a few months to adjust. The most important thing is to make a start and use each day to work towards the goal of a compassionate vegan lifestyle. In a lifetime a meat-eater will consume a huge number of animals. By switching to a plant based diet, not only will you stop contributing to this mass slaughter of creatures, but you will also save those animals from a lifetime of suffering. It is the most effective way to help animals.
Veganism is the healthiest diet choice. Vegan diets provide significant amounts of vital nutrients, lots of fiber, and are rich in antioxidants while being low in saturated fat. This renders veganism ideal for fighting the majority of chronic conditions of the modern era, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. Vegan diets are highly effective for people wanting to shed off excess weight. Numerous studies have shown that vegans live longer. Switching to a well-balanced vegan diet is your best bet to avoid cardiovascular disease, the chronic condition responsible for more than 1 million deaths per year in America alone. Removing meat from your diet also cuts down blemishes, body odor, and foul breath, and nails and hair thrive on a vegan diet.
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