Try veganism this June!

Posted on the 21st February 2018

Are you interested in trying a plant-based diet? Do you want to help animals and the environment, and feel better about yourself? Well, Animal Aid’s Summer Vegan Pledge is for you!

The Summer Vegan Pledge is a 30-day vegan pledge that takes place in June. In short, it is the opportunity for those who are interested to try a vegan diet for the month. You will get all of the help and advice that you need to stay vegan throughout the month, including:

  • A FREE welcome pack full of recipes, advice about nutrition, tips on shopping and more
  • Regular updates throughout the month to keep you motivated and informed
  • Access to exclusive social media channels for sharing tips and advice
  • Details about vegan events and special offers
  • One-to-one help if you need it

So, why should you sign up? Here’s five reasons why you should try veganism this June:

1) It helps stop animal suffering!

The production of meat, dairy, eggs and fish causes terrible animal suffering – and approximately one billion land animals are slaughtered every year in the UK. Animal Aid’s investigations have found that there is no such thing as humane slaughter, and nor can animal farming be considered ‘humane’. By avoiding animal products, you will no longer be contributing to the callous animal suffering that goes on inside these industries.

 

2) It’s good for the planet!

Animal farming is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions globally. It is also the leading cause of deforestation, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution. Show that you care about the planet by eating a plant-based diet.

3) It’s cheap!

As well as being bad for the planet and animals, meat and dairy products, such as cheese, tend to be more expensive. So if you are on a budget or are a student, opting for cheaper protein sources like beans, lentils, pulses and whole grains will not only save animals, but will also do wonders for your bank balance.

4) You can still eat all of the foods you love!

What’s your favourite meal? There’s a vegan version of that! Nowadays being vegan is so easy – you can still enjoy all of the foods that you do now, but without the animal suffering. Vegan versions of ‘chicken’ nuggets, sausages, ice-cream and even steak are available in supermarkets, in health food shops and online!

5) It’s healthy!

Studies have shown that those following a vegan diet have lower risks than meat eaters of developing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

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