Did you ever consider changing your diet? Do you have a hard time avoiding the number of animal products that you eat daily? If the answer is yes, you are one of those who spared 500 million lives this year. As awareness continues, that number will grow.
Not everyone is going to stop consuming meat anytime soon. The fact that more and more awareness has been spread against the treatment of animals, and how a regular diet can and environmental factors affect people’s health, some are starting to barely consume meat.
But, according to vegans, the only way to influence is to stop eating meat. Because people are becoming more conscious about consuming meat, we can note the difference so far.
For a long period of time, I don’t consume meat or any animal products. Despite that, I don’t acknowledge myself as vegan, just because I don’t want to be labeled.
I was a vegan before, but I stopped putting labels on myself because preaching those beliefs is not always the best option to change things. Nowadays, people are being more educated on the ethical, health and environmental problems that come with a traditional diet.
People are being more cautious about how much meat and animal products they consume, and because of that, they stopped buying products that are coming from factory farms. In my experience, if you tell someone they are wrong and you are right, it can give negative results.
We Consume Less Meat
Since 2007, meat consumption is in constant declining. As a result of the statistics from The Humane Society of the United States, meat consumption has declined 10% per capita in the United States.
In 2007 the U.S. killed around 9.5 billion land animals. But in 2014 that number dropped by 400 million, according to the Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States, Paul Shapiro.
“What that means is that compared to 2007, last year almost half a billion fewer animals were subjected to the torment of factory farming and industrial slaughter plants and that’s despite the increase in the U.S. population.”
Are you ready for exciting news?
In a period of 10 years, the number continued to drop and more than 500 million lives will be spared. If slaughtering and mass-production begin to drop, many animals won’t suffer anymore. Those animals can be respected, raised ethically, and have a decent life.
Is A Plant-Based Diet the reason That Animals Are Being Saved?
Not every time. People nowadays consider the health benefits of a plant-based diet and make good decisions about what they eat. It doesn’t mean that every person has to change the diet and go vegan, although most of them consume less meat and as a result of that, more and more vegan and vegetarian restaurants are being opened around the world.
We have seen a huge diversity of plant-based options to meat products in the past that put the well-known veggie burger on the side. People are becoming more open-minded to new unusually tasty alternatives, because they may think that it is time to make a big change.
For example, athletes recommend this kind of lifestyle and swear by it for their big achievements. Also, many doctors choose to go vegan.
Everything Is Changing
Things can and will change with enough consciousness with the help of the Internet. Some people won’t accept this by being uninformed and the Internet made it a challenging thing to accomplish. Every sane person wants to have animals treated well instead of making them suffer. Our impact can bring this to light and will help make more ethical decisions in the future. All of us need to do our part actively in order to create a type of world in which animals are treated right and with care.