Vegan-ism, which is a common trend in the world and the rest of the world is something that has been practiced for centuries. There are many reasons why some people choose to keep away from animal and dairy products for good, some are worth mentioning. The meat industry has over the past few years been plagued with endless scandals and allegations of unhealthy meat products.
Some of the popular meat scandals recorded
One serious case involved horse meat that was detected in some Nestle meat products, which caused panic and health uncertainties of taking Nestle products among its customers. Another issue that has forced some people to live off meat and dairy products is the fact that antibiotics are being used on healthy animals. Why antibiotics? Well, they can indeed fatten animals real quick and control infections. The downside to it is the fact that people who consume meat from such animals over time tend to develop resistance to antibiotic treatment, because of the presence of antibiotic-proof bacteria in their system. This situation is life threatening to people who fall ill from food-borne illnesses and require antibiotic treatment.
A popular joke made about a vegan lifestyle
One day, there were two colleagues from an accounting firm that were walking down the street. One of them was a vegan, you know someone who would only hurt a fly when its feasting on a carcass, the other one was not restricted to any food types. Both were best of friends but the vegan did not like how the other tore into a hotdog mercilessly. The vegan could not take it and burst at the friend asking “why do you eat meat?, Do you even have an idea what’s in that hot dog? You know you are what you eat!”
The carnivorous friend replied “I am what I eat, an uncontrollable vicious animal!” he beat his chest as he said it. Just as they stepped off the curb, a speeding car came round the corner and ran over the vegan. The carnivorous friend called emergency and did all he could to help his friend get to the hospital. The injured friend was rushed to the hospital and taken to the surgery wing for treatment. After a long agonizing wait, the doctor finally came out of the surgery room and approached the carnivorous friend.
“I have some good news and some bad news as well” The doctor told the uninjured carnivore. “The good news is that your friend is going to pull through. The bad news is that he’s going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life.” This shocked the carnivore to death.
The scenario above is just one of the endless jokes and humiliations that have continued to be thrown at those in the community who have chosen a plant based diet as their food. But do we take time to figure out what really leads one into making such a decision? There really are many benefits of relying on plants for entirely everything that a human body needs.