People usually have different reasons for becoming vegetarians or vegans. Some follow vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diets mostly for health reasons. For instance, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains tends to be lower in fat/cholesterol, which is good for your heart and body. It's also likely to be a high fiber diet. Then there are the people who choose a strict vegan diet for ethical reasons, health reasons and/or environmental reasons. No matter what the reason being a vegan or vegetarian does not in any way limit a person's lifestyle choice or deprive a person of anything that a non-vegetarian might have.
And if you would like to understand some of the moral, ethical, environmentally reasons behind Why Vegan, then let's start here ...
It takes 22 times the acres of land to meet the food energy needs of one person eating meat than it does for one person eating potatoes.
It takes more than 13 times the water to produce one day's food supply for an omnivore than it does for a vegan.
It takes 27 times the petroleum to produce a hamburger than it does a soy burger.
The land animals confined and killed every year excrete 130 times the feces and urine produced by humans.
Livestock production also utilizes more than eight percent of global water use, primarily for feed-crop irrigation.
The annual greenhouse gas output from burger consumption is the equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas output from between four and 13 million SUVs.
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