Social issues vegan!!!

Hunger and malnutrition

“Every day, 40,000 children in the world die from lack of food. We who overeat in the West and eat cereals from animals raised for meat eat the meat of these children.”

  • Thich Nhat Hanh More than 20 million people die from malnutrition in one year, and about one billion people, mostly women and children in rural areas, suffer from chronic hunger. Much of the food (of plant origin) currently fed to animals could instead be used directly to feed all people suffering from hunger. In order to be able to eat in the end, only one kilogram of cow meat requires at least seven kilograms of cereals and other plant-based foods to feed the animals. Of the children suffering from hunger, as many as 80 percent live in countries that actually have food surpluses – children remain hungry as farmers use surplus grain to feed animals instead of human food. Environment and human rights Livestock farming is a major cause of environmental destruction, including global warming. In all parts of the world, a healthy environment is a prerequisite for many human rights, such as life, health and well-being. Global warming will have an even greater impact in the future in countries where many people suffer from hunger and many human rights problems are present. Lack of drinking water Drinking water is becoming an increasingly limited resource. A lot of drinking water is used to raise animals. Livestock and other animal-related industries also pollute water. Lack of drinking water is also a major cause of disease, especially among poor people. The rights of indigenous peoples The main causes of deforestation are the need for new pastures and arable land for animal feed production. Deforestation is often linked to areas inhabited by indigenous peoples, often without respect for their basic rights. Conflicts Due to limited or impossible access to water and food, conflicts and wars between different nations and groups of people are taking place around the world. Impact on slaughterhouse workers Human Rights Watch states that slaughterhouse workers perform “the most dangerous factory work in the United States.” Slaughterhouse workers are much more likely to fall ill and suffer various injuries than other workers. In addition to physical injuries, they also suffer on a psychological level (5). Workers suffer from a loss of compassion, which allows them to kill animals at all. In doing so, they must suppress all empathy for animals. However, the lack of emotion towards animal suffering is also linked to a greater propensity to commit crimes related to violence against people, especially domestic violence. More information on this topic is provided in the paper (6). Violence The effects of the transmission of human violence against animals on human violence have been the subject of some scientific research. An article entitled “Vegan Diet Affects California Prison” (4) states that

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