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Reasons to become vegetarian – Animal Welfare/ Animal Rights

Reasons to become vegetarian – Animal Welfare/ Animal Rights

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral. If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Leo Tolstoy

Compassion for animals is one of the main reasons why people become vegetarian or vegan.

• Animals (including fish) are sentient, conscious beings
• Just like us, they feel everything from joy to grief
• They feel pain and don’t want to die
• Farmed animals are only allowed to live a fraction of their natural lifespan

Unnatural lifespan of animals