The Dangers of Eating Meat

The Dangers of Eating Meat

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Consumption of  meat not only kills animals, but also humans, and this affects both animal rights and human rights while causing many other problems. For instance, in addition to facing the extinction of many animal species, if we keep eating them, we are also making ourselves sicker, which often leads to death.

Eating meat can cause heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity, which often results in the eradication of humans. Meat contains high amounts of cholesterol, saturated fat and heme iron. Some meat is even sprayed with ammonia in order to maintain its color and so it can be consumed effectively.  It also destroys diseases such as salmonella.  Ammonia is also known as “pink slime,” which has been a hot topic for debate among health officials and consumers.  That same ammonia is also found in poisonous cleaning products.

In addition to the problems of eating meat, there are many issues concerning overpopulation in the world today and one microcosm of potential problems is taking place on Easter Island. The problems on that small island outline what can happen if a locality is overpopulated. Both human rights and animal rights begin to become issues as does law and order where it is out of control and crime rates increase.  Global warming must also be considered when examining overpopulation as this can affect climate change and the permanent damage to the environment.

It is therefore important to consider these issues before they become larger problems. If human population gets out of control, we may find that we are in a situation where the much discussed and feared sixth major extinction occurs.


The above video has been shared to Vegan Fierce from YouTube channel, “Mike Fry.”

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I began this website as a way to showcase that going vegan is easy, cost-effective, delicious, and most importantly, fun. No animal has to suffer or die for a meal. Since the age of four, I have not eaten meat. I learned at a young age that the family puppy shared the same types of emotions as wild animals and farm animals. I never thought that it was okay to exploit them. Twelve years ago, I gave up cheese, not knowing the suffering through which cows had gone. I am dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, animal advocacy, and in furthering the social justice movements for all people, animals, and the planet. I am pleased to announce that since this blog began in 2014, there are many more vegan businesses from restaurants, a fully vegan shopping center, a school that only serves vegan food, and a vegan medical center. Although I have no affiliation with them, I feel that it is noteworthy to say that the movement is growing, and I hope to see the property status of animals one day change to acknowledge them as "persons," not things.

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