Intro to Veganism | Animals, Health, and the World We Live In

Intro to Veganism | Animals, Health, and the World We Live In


Hi I’m Alon I’m 19 years old, and I’m vegan Vegan? What is that? Sorry, What is ‘vegan’? Hi! Despite the fact that veganism slowly
starts entering the mainstream There are still so many people
who don’t know what it means There are so many people who are like “Yeah, I’m vegan..” And then they’re like ” I mean.. milk and eggs are vegan,
Right?” Nope!
That’s the thing there’s not enough awareness
about the subject Usually there’s a confusion between a vegetarian diet, and a vegan lifestyle
which are not the same Being vegetarian simply means not eating meat But being vegan means avoiding any products that have
animal products or byproducts in them Which means No meat, No cheese, no cow milk No leather jackets or fur coats, No leather shoes or belts, .. and no beauty products that have
been tested on animals among other stuff Why should I be vegan? Why should I even care? Well, there are 3 main reasons for why
you should be vegan Number 1 – is the environment
Number 2 – is ethics
And number 3 – is your health! Environmental effects Did you know that 18% of global greenhouse
gas emissions is related to animal agriculture? That’s more than transportation,
which is only at 13% That means that by not using those products
which are mainly food You could be protecting the environment more
than by getting an electric car Isn’t that awesome?! Also, you know, there are many
animals in all those farms Did you know that every second 52 thousand kilograms of manure are produces in the US alone? 52 thousand kg,
it’s unimaginable! All that manure gets spilled off
into what they call ‘waste lagoons’ which are basically small lakes
where they keep all of it Some of those lagoons are as big as
several footbal fields! The manure in those lagoons
decomposes badly and produces loads of methane and
other harmful gases which other obviously being bad for the environment, also harms the animals that are in the farm, as well as the workers that are in the farm,
and whoever’s nearby Then when it rains, for example,
all that manure might run off to nearby water-bodies like lakes and rivers eventually getting to the ocean, creating dead-zones, and killing loads of fish and other marine animals. Ethics This one is a big one,
which many people don’t get Animals are not less important than humans,
they have feelings, just like us and they should not be enslaved
as they are right now From milk production, to eggs,
meat production, and animal experimentation, Billions of animals are being Abused, maltreated, raped, tormented,
slaughtered, experimented on, and murdered, Every year. You might say “oh well, that’s the
way it’s been for centuries.. .. human nature is to eat meat.” But it isn’t. Hundreds of years ago humans were
hunter-gatherers and did it to survive since food was often scarce But today we have a choice Regardless of whether we
keep eating animals or not we already have enough food and meat serves mainly as luxurious food which is consumed for pleasure, rather than survival purposes. Anyway, those things are done just
to facilitate the lives of humans or to offer a ‘higher quality’ product But it doesn’t worth it, and most importantly-
we don’t have the right to do it. Just like you don’t have the right to
imprison a person, and do with him as you’d like, you can’t do it with a creature of any other species,
it’s just not right. it’s inhumane, and heartless. And personally for me, it just seems sick
to hold someone captive all their life, force them to reproduce through rape or forced breeding, and use their bodies as food, or objects. and then repeat it all with their offspring?! And of course- Health Not eating animal products and byproducts
like meat, cheese, milk, and eggs, Could only do good for you. If you ate a well-balanced, plant-based diet,
of course. With today’s industrial food production, All those meats you see in the store
are loaded with a bunch of chemicals Antibiotics are constantly being added to
the food of those animals Regardless whether they’re sick or not,
just to make sure they wouldn’t get sick Then when it gets to the store, chemicals and coloring is added to it to make it look tastier and fresher And water is added to increase its’ volume,
so it looks like you’re buying more But almost half of it is just water.. Dairy Did you know that there are regulations that set
the highest amount of puss there can be in milk? Or that cows must be pregnant in order to give milk, just like humans? Well if you didn’t, don’t be alarmed; most people don’t know that. Cows are being kept pregnant nearly 300 days of each year and due to over production of milk,
their utters usually get infected. other than puss there’s antibiotics in milk which obviously affects human
sensitivity to antibiotics And I mean- calves are supposed
to be drinking cow milk, not humans Does it really look so natural for a humans to be
sucking on a cow’s tit? No! Also, cow milk contains hormones which are supposed to help baby calves grow Humans are not supposed to receive
those hormones out of nowhere And thus drinking cow milk can promote the growth of various cancers, as well as other growth complications, and hormone imbalance. Anyway Obviously going vegan is the right thing to do after having watched this video and
having obtained all this information Also, there are many studies being
done constantly that find different things often, contradicting results But one thing is certain! When you consume products that were made out of animals you support torture, murder, and abuse. Of course, what I went over
in this video is just the tip of the iceberg This subject is just too vast, it takes
part in all aspects of life. Thank you for watching
my very first video! Be sure I’ll be making more of those,
explaining and talking about veganism, and other subjects like morals and ethics,
and a bunch of other stuff! I’m Alon, and just remember- Every time you spend money, you cast a vote
for the kind of world you want Thank you for watching

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