Animal Rescue and Plant Based Diets

Posted by Rachel on July 8, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Is being in rescue a product of being a vegan or is becomming a vegan a product of being in rescue. Can one tell me what they feel is the difference between a Pig and a Dog? Why do we eat one but it's taboo to eat the other?

I often hear people refer to their pets as their children but then they turn around and go to Burger King for a Baconater. Is the pig inferior because it is not fluffy like a dog? Pigs are said to be one of the most intelligent animals, more intelligent than dogs but yet we treat them as inferior and part of the food chain when the dog is allowed to sleep in our beds and accompany us on family vacations.

Do these sentiments make you think twice about eating that pork roll the next time you go out? What about the cows and chickens that suffer in small pens and cages so that we can dink their lactations and eat their flesh? Next time you are out, think about your dog when you are eating that animal and ask yourself would you want your "family member" to suffer the same fate? If not, then you should consider plant based eating or as others call it a Vegan diet.

The first question I always here from people when considering a plant based diet is, isnt that expensive? "It has to be more than eating meat." Well no, it doesn't. If you choose wisely and purchase local produce then you will be spending less than what you are currently spending on your junk food (as I refer to as Meat, dairy and animal derivatives) diet you are currently on.

Places like Whole Foods, Trade Joes, Wegmans and Sprouts have made it extremely simple to find inexpensive plant based options at reasonable prices. Even Shop Rite in the northeast has a large selection of organic and plant based foods.

A family can be healthy and happy on a plant based diet and reduce suffering for the many animals that are raised for food. Stay tuned for some of my favorite recipes, tools and gadgets that you have to have and groups that can help you keep living that cruelty free life.

Peace, love and veganism 8)

Categories: Vegan, Plant Based, Vegan, Plant Based, Animal Rescue, Animal Rescue

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