Yes, 70 billion animals will lose their lives this year for food, some even boiled alive in pots.
Yes, 7 out of 10 of the most prevalent chronic diseases have been linked to animal-based diets.
Yes, animals do feel terror, loneliness, and depression.
Yes, colon cancer and breast cancer may be largely preventable through plant-based diets.
Yes, more land is used to grow crops for animals than for humans.
Yes, the solvable problem of malnourishment is still a major dilemma globally and locally in children.
Yes, processed foods are still marketed as being healthy, even though they are not.
Yes, meat is still considered to be the most healthy protein in spite of the mounting health risks.
Yes, animal agriculture is changing the landscape and climate of the planet.
But at the heart of veganism is a binding belief that personal health, longevity, compassion and happiness can all be achieved by eating certain foods and avoiding others and that by joining each other in a common community espousing a harmless way of life, we have the ability to enjoy, sustain, and give deeper meaning to it for our own enrichment as well as for all of the human and non human beings and entities with which we have such long-standing and inter-dependent relationships.