Okay fine… let’s make it not about the cruelty of animals for this once. Let’s talk stats. Let’s talk tangible evidence. Let’s talk smart business. Let’s talk the future prospects of our species, based on the current state of things. Allow me to show you the big picture of why your food choices matter.
Our land mass is being squandered to feed not us, but livestock. Did you hear that? Recent stats state that OVER HALF of our world’s natural food supply like grains, wheat, corn & soy goes to feed livestock. And that is just the tip of it. This iceberg is an empire state building that cannot be ignored. And it sure looks like this big fat iceberg is NOT melting anytime soon, unlike the polar ice caps rapidly doing just the opposite. The chart below shows that only a whopping 1% of habitable land mass goes to humans. That doesn’t seem right. But it’s a fact.
The charts provided, clearly show how massive livestock populations, & massive agriculture operations are taking over the entire ecosystem. Go ahead, review them, I’ll wait.
Biodiversity is being significantly compromised due to the human penchant for meat, fish & dairy. HALF the planet’s land mass is off limits due to the need to raise livestock & feed them. Ocean & freshwater is either being polluted or sucked up by agriculture. The system man has superimposed upon the Earth’s natural resources is completely unbalanced, causing the earth to collapse, essentially. Mother Nature is being misused, overused, & abused. And, I am here to tell you: it doesn’t have to be this way.
But I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, that greenhouse gases have far-ranging environmental & health effects. They cause climate change by trapping heat, & they also contribute to respiratory disease from smog & air pollution. Extreme weather, food supply disruptions, & increased wildfires are other effects of climate change caused by greenhouse gases. That said, 25% of green house gas emissions come from food production, which would be much less if we were a plant based society. The chart below clearly shows how above all else, cows in both meat herds & dairy herds make up most of that percentage. Not to mention, every other meat product speaks for itself.
Each & every food & beverage choice you make is not just a health matter or animal welfare matter or a matter of morals & ethics. Each & every food & beverage choice you make will save or not save the planet in the long-run. It’s that simple, & it begins with each choice you make as an individual human being with a soul. Perhaps we all need to take a little step back so we can see the forest through the trees. It’s time, friends. The ignorance has gone on for far too long & the environment is taking a pretty big hit because of it.
There’s no better starting point than on your plate. Big changes begin with small ones. If every single person in the world population stopped eating pork right now today this minute. There would be NO DEMAND for a supply of hog livestock. Pigs would be free & that would be it. It’s a very simple formula. No demand, warrants no supply.
A new demand for let’s say… beets, beet juice, beet chips, beet candy bars, beet cake, beet muffins… would skyrocket a demand for fields of beet plants. Thus, Big Business & industry would find a way to grow a shit ton of beets to supply the growing demand of what the population is CHOOSING. Popular food & beverage items become trendy & go viral & voilà… we have a new demand for a new supply of something totally healthy & beneficial not just to us & our families but to the PLANET. What an idea! Why didn’t someone think of that before? We could have been well on our way to solving all the planet’s problems long ago.
Oh yeah, I forgot… the good ole greed monster with dollar sign eyes & savvy subliminal “sucker” messages up his sleeve has been the leader of the (not so) free world for decades now, even centuries. Corporate global propaganda has brainwashed the entire population to believe that humans NEED meat, fish & dairy 3× a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year… to be well, fit, strong, optimally healthy, to get all necessary vitamins, minerals & nutrients, to live long, grow, survive & thrive. Enter stage left: the “bullshit” sneeze cough. Not only is this insanely outdated counterfeit practice killing the planet at a rapid rate that needs attention, but it is killing us too. It doesn’t take a genius to notice this fact.
For generations, we believed the lies we were hypnotized with via commercial advertising. False information has been baked into our psyche/subconscious mind, thus belief systems since before we were even born. Our mother’s mothers & father’s fathers & their parent’s parents… were all collectively hypnotized to believe that milk does a body good & protein packed animal product is the only way to get strong & grow & support a highly functional brain & body. Stage left… “bullshit” sneeze cough again.
Collective community practices & programs only begin to change when individual people change first. Which is why it is positively imperative to be mindful of what YOU, (yes you) choose to consume. The human community is made up of individuals & each ant has a job to do. If you were to distill it down into one little tiny thing… it would be that our one job here on earth is to make RIGHT CHOICES. To make choices that serve not only ourselves but the whole. We have a personal responsibility to the planet & allegiance to humanity to operate our free will with CONSCIOUS consideration & compassion. That, dear reader, is called: “unity consciousness.” Unity consciousness is what the premise of “New Earth” is built on. Unity consciousness is the pillar of the Aquarian Age.
To all the sausage, bacon, egg & cheese McMuffin slathered in mayo & ketchup fans. To all the breakfast buffets & diners who serve endless eggs, dairy & pork products like they are going out of style ceaselessly every single day to no end. To all the decadent high carb, fat & cholesterol juicy beef burger guys. To all the fancy designer crispy or sensibly grilled… chicken sandwich gals. To all the big spender prime cut steak & chops people who think that bloody meat cuts are a mark of class & status.
To all the flesh-eating maniacs who consume a stack of processed salt-packed deli cold cuts on your subway sandwich when the clock strikes noon Monday through Friday, every single workweek of your 9 to 5 life on repeat. To all who frequent the flat-screened sports bar on Sunday for the bottomless boat of genetically modified wings & ranch. To all the cheesy mac heads, hot pocket people, frozen processed poison in a plastic microwave-safe dish feasters. To all the cheap lazy editions of processed fad food that have zero health benefits & no nutritious value.
To all you ice cream tublings, milk shakers, cereal slurpers. To all the sneaky late-night drive-thru artists who consume unnatural copious amounts of greasy bad stuff after midnight… baked, in your pajamas. To all the extra cheese meat-lovers pie Fridays & taco El Grande smothered in sour cream Tuesdays serenaded with soda, sodium & saturated fat. This one’s for you, amigos!
THIS IS FOR YOU!!
“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”—Leo Tolstoy
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