I'm discontinuing this blog, although the posts till date will remain here. Thanks for the support.
There are so many good reasons for being vegetarian (health, animals, the environment) that a better question might be, "Why NOT be vegetarian?" When you can easily...
Eating vegetarian saves more land, energy, and water than any other choice you can make. That's because livestock eat several times more grain than they produce as meat. So raising livestock uses:
Around eight billion animals are killed for food every year in the U.S. alone -- a number greater than the entire human population of the planet. Each meat-eating American eats the equivalent of about 24 animals per year. What's worse, modern agricultural methods mean that animals are raised in cramped confinement operations instead of the pastures from childhood picture books -- a practice known as factory farming. Chickens are crammed into cages with no free space, and are debeaked to keep them from pecking each other to death. Animals are pumped full of various powerful drugs to kill diseases resulting from filthy living conditions, and to make them grow or produce faster than nature intended. When cows and chickens stop producing as much milk and eggs as the younger animals, they're unceremoniously slaughtered and made into low-grade meat (fast food and pet food). For some, vegetarianism and veganism are easy ways to refuse to participate in this cruelty.IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
The medical evidence is clear, consistent and overwhelming. Vegetarians and vegans:
All eco-buddy paper products use paper made from bagasse, not trees. Bagasse comes from sugarcane. After the cane has been crushed to make sugar, the leftover pulp is turned into paper. Think about it, every time you buy an eco-buddy product which uses bagasse made paper, you make our planet a little greener. And every time you save a tree, you save a part of the planet Earth. It's up to you now. Go ahead, create a revolution.