Sunday, March 20, 2011


For me, every day is meatout. Look at all the yummy, cruelty-free, and usually healthy options available when you kick the meat habit:

Meatout | March 20, 2011

From FARM:

Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations.

  • "Kicking the meat habit" holds lasting benefits for consumer health, world hunger, resource conservation, environmental quality, and animal protection.
  • Kicking the meat habit reduces our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other chronic diseases that cripple and kill nearly 1.4 million Americans annually.
  • Kicking the meat habit decreases our exposure to infectious pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which kill several thousand Americans annually and sicken millions more.
  • Kicking the meat habit raises our energy level, lowers our food budget, and simplifies food preparation and cleanup.
  • Kicking the meat habit frees up grains and other foods that can be used to feed the world's hungry. Animals are extremely inefficient "protein converters;" it can take up to 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef.
  • Kicking the meat habit preserves our topsoil, water, and other food production resources vital to the survival of our children and their children.
  • Kicking the meat habit protects our forests, grasslands, and other wildlife habitats from encroachment by cattle ranchers while reducing the polluting effects of methane, soil particles, manure, and pesticides on our air and water.
  • Kicking the meat habit saves animals from caging, crowding, deprivation, drugging, mutilation, manhandling, and agonizing slaughter. Each person who adopts a plant-based diet saves over 80 innocent, sentient animals each year. Over a lifetime, an individual can save more than 6,000 animals just by going vegan.
Meatout, the largest grassroots diet educational campaign, is coordinated by FARM and supported by Mercy for Animals, In Defense of Animals, PETA, Compassion over Killing, the Farm Sanctuary, and Vegan Outreach.

Meatout Bloggers

1 comment:

  1. Hi Aimee ~ thank you so much for posting today for the Meatout bloggers' event! I love the colorful vegan Meatout postcard you created. And thanks for sharing all the 411 from the FARM site too! We are so glad you joined us! Cheers for all the animals! ~ Cindi


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