Every year animal protection organization Animal Aid runs a vegan challenge or pledge initiative of some description.
This year, the group is running its first Summer Vegan Pledge - a 30-day vegan pledge that takes place in June.
In short, it is the opportunity for those who are interested, to try a vegan diet for the month.
Here are five reasons why you should try veganism this June:
The production of meat, dairy, eggs, honey and fish causes terrible animal suffering – and approximately one billion land animals are slaughtered every year in the UK.
Animal Aid's investigations have found that there is no such thing as humane slaughter, and nor can animal farming be considered 'humane'.
By avoiding animal products, you will no longer be
contributing to the callous animal suffering that goes on inside these industries.
Animal farming is the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions globally.
It is also the leading cause of deforestation, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution.
Show that you care about the planet by eating a plant-based diet.
As well as being bad for the planet and animals, meat and dairy products tend to be more expensive.
So if you are on a budget or are a student, opting for cheaper
protein sources like beans, lentils, pulses and whole grains will not only save animals, but will also do wonders for your bank balance.
What's your favourite meal? There’s a vegan version of that!
Nowadays being vegan is so easy - you can still enjoy all the foods you do now, but without the animal suffering.
Vegan versions of 'chicken' nuggets, sausages, ice-cream and even steak are available in supermarkets, in health food shops and online.
Studies have shown that those following a balanced vegan diet have lower risks than meat eaters of developing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
It's free to sign up and there will be some very exciting offers and events happening during the month too, so why not give it a go?
You can sign up for free today here
If you’re already vegan, order some leaflets to encourage others to give the Pledge a try by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tod is the Vegan Outreach Campaign Manager for animal rights organisation Animal Aid. His work revolves around making veganism more accessible and mainstream, in order to encourage non-vegans to try veganism. Follow Animal Aid on Twitter: @AnimalAid
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.
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