Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Why go veggie

GOING VEGGIE: FOUR GREAT REASONS

1. Saving Animals

In the UK alone, 850 million animals and hundreds of millions of fish are killed every year to put meat on tables – that’s more than three million animals a day. Before they are slaughtered, hundreds of millions lead desolate, disease-ridden lives on factory farms. Turning vegan means you’re no longer a part of that cycle of death.

Find out more about how the meat business brings misery and suffering to hundreds of millions of animals

2. Saving the Planet

Rainforests are cleared for grazing; methane from livestock causes global warming; soil is eroded by cattle; slurry poisons waterways; and the seas are laid to waste by overfishing. The global appetite for meat and the industrial techniques of the meat industry are destroying the Earth.

Find out more about how eating meat and fish is ravaging our environment on land and sea

3. Saving Others

While 750 million people go to bed hungry every night, one-third of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals. A typical Western meat-based diet can only feed 2.5 billion people: a plant-based diet will feed every one of us.

Find out more about how eating meat contributes to poverty and starvation

4. Saving Yourself

Vegetarians live longer and suffer less from diseases such as hypertension, obesity, coronary artery disease, certain kinds of cancer and diabetes. Vegetarian diets can even be used to treat illnesses.

Find out more about how a vegetarian diet will benefit your health