There will be no more hunger in the world
Your beef or pork may be grown locally, but what about the food for the animals?
Vegans or vegetarians are not the only ones who eat the grains and soybeans in the world. 97% of all soybean crop is used for feeding cows or other animals.
We need around 40 millions tonnes of food to put an end to hunger in the world.
However, 20 times more of this amount is used for animal farms. In the world where hunger reaches about 800 millions of people, it is time to start thinking about it. It takes 2.7 kg of grains to produce just 450 grams of pork. And for sure, this amount of grains is a lot healthier for your than pork.
There would be more space on earth available for a growing number of people in this world
All over the world, large areas of lands are converted to cattle and poultry farms. But that’s not all – even larger areas are used for the enormous amounts of crops that are food for those animals.
A plant-based diet requires a lot smaller space. For example, one research says that a farm of 10 hectares can sustain 60 people by growing soy, 24 people by growing wheat and 10 people growing corn. While cow breeding can support only 2 people!
Dutch scientists predict that 2.7 billion hectares of land that is currently used for grazing could be released in case of global vegetarianism. Another 100 million hectares could be used to grow food for animals.
Billions of animals could spend their life without suffering
In most of the industrial farms, animals are kept in cramped conditions and they will never have a chance to have a family or do anything that is natural and important for them.
Most of those helpless creatures won’t be able to feel the sunlight or even breathe a fresh air. They are just waiting for the day when they will be loaded on trucks on their way to a slaughterhouse.
The risk of acquiring antibiotic resistance would be reduced
It is a known fact that animals that are bred in farms that are full of diseases due cramped and unhygienic conditions. Those facilities are always full of diseases and are suitable for the development of new types of dangerous bacteria and viruses.
Animals in farm factories are fed with drugs that keep them alive in these unhygienic and stressful conditions. That increases the possibility of drug–resistant bacteria in both – animals and people.
Institutions for control and prevention of diseases have declared that most of the antibiotics that are used on the animals are unnecessary, inappropriate and unsafe.
If we stop eating meat and other animal products, all of this would finally end.