Did you know

I am a vegetarian because i ‘feel’ that is how I naturally should be!, but if you don’t feel that way, I’ve a few reasons:

  1. 1 acre of land yields 165 lbs of beef or 20,000 lbs of potatoes!!
  2. ~ 25 gallons of water is needed to produce 1lb of wheat whereas ~ 2500 gallons to produce 1lb of (beef) meat
  3. 8/10 of cultivated land in the UK is used to grow food for animals (14,732,000 hectares)
  4. 25% of Central america’s forests have been destroyed for cattle grazing since 1960
  5. 20 vegetarians can live off the land required by one meat eater
  6. Unwanted male chicks (because they can’t lay eggs) are gassed or pulped while their sisters go to the battery sheds
  7. Chicks are debeaked without anaesthetic to prevent them injuring each other in the unnaturally confined conditions they are kept in – this is equivalent to having your fingernails pulled out without anaesthetic
  8. Farmed animals contain upto 50% saturated fat in their bodies
  9. 80% of food poisoning is due to infected meat (faeces, bacteria etc.) after all meat is decomposing flesh – most of the rest is due to salmonella in eggs
  10. Meat is full of traces of antibiotics, hormones, toxins produced by stress & pesticide residues that become concentrated from all the crops they have eaten

I got across these on http://www.flex.com/~jai/articles/101.html

I haven’t verified all the facts presented, but I do find them logical enough. I’ve copy-pasted only a few of them.

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One comment on “Did you know

  1. Earlier, I was also a meat-eater, but after 5-6 years of attempts, now I am a vegetarian and I am proud to say it. I oppose meat-eating due to its impact on climate change and basic violation of co-existence.

    Thanks for this kind information.
    Veerender

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