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by October 5, 2009
With every passing day, your life - and the lives of others - are affected by your food choices. Eating your veggies is good for your health, good for the environment, and, of course, good for animals! Take a look at the facts behind our food habits:
- Animals in factory farms have little, or no, legal protection from cruelty. This same cruelty would be illegal if it were inflicted on dogs or cats. Yet farmed animals are just as intelligent and capable of feeling pain as the animals we cherish as companions.
- Eating animal-based foods impairs the heart's ability to do its job. A major study a few years ago reconfirmed that those who ate the most meat were also at the greatest risk for heart disease.
- Raising animals for food damages the environment more than nearly anything else we do. Environmental organizations agree: eating meat wastes natural resources, pollutes the water, destroys topsoil, and contaminates the air for everyone.
Please make a difference today by pledging to be vegetarian for one month. And if you're already vegetarian, you can help by asking your friends and family to sign the pledge to be veg!
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