Why we're a vegan camp
VEGAN: n. A vegetarian who eats plant products only, especially one who uses no products derived from animals.
How much do you know about the food that you eat? How much control do you have over the production of what you eat? What is the real cost of the food on your plate? Do you know that if you don't eat vegan and organic you are eating oil?
Veganism is the only viable diet for anyone who claims to care about animals or the planet. It’s not just about animal welfare. Science and economics agree that a vegan diet is more efficient and less damaging to the ecosystems we depend on. Environmentalism is about respecting the planet we live on and protecting for ourselves, future generations, and all the creatures and ecosystems who share it with us. We cannot truly respect that which we consume.
In today’s society we are encouraged to consume now and think later. Companies spend millions of pounds obscuring the harsh realities of this lifestyle. Animals are hidden from sight in horrific conditions. Veganism is a real way to renounce this system and reduce animal suffering. We do not need to consume animals to survive. In fact, industrial methods of animal production can be extremely damaging to us. BSE, Foot and Mouth and Salmonella are directly linked to our addiction to the consumption of animals. Increased hormone levels and resistance to antibiotics are also prevalent in today’s society.
In a groundbreaking 2006 report, the United Nations (U.N.) said that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.”
We need to act now, for ourselves, for biodiversity, for the planet, for future generations. A locally sourced, seasonal, vegan, organic diet is essential in tackling the root cause of climate change. It’s not just about renouncing animal products, but also a celebration of a diverse, low impact lifestyle which benefits every living thing on this planet.
This an extract from a downloadable leaflet.