Exactly why I’ve been vegan for 6 months now. Not nearly as hard as everyone says it is and I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been! Now just need to get my Model 3 in order to reduce my impact as much as possible.
However, longer term, vegan does not provide all the nutrition humans need - you'll get by for several years, but eventually become very sick unless you supplement. If you can bring yourselves to eat some fish a couple of times a week then that's a great choice, otherwise get the right pills to cover the gap: Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
The meat and the fruit and vegetables food groups had the highest nutritional quality but were associated with highest energy costs.
A vegetarian diet usually provides a low intake of saturated fat and cholesterol and a high intake of dietary fiber and many health-promoting phytochemicals. This is achieved by an increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, legumes, nuts, and various soy products. As a result of these factors, vegetarians typically have lower body mass index, serum total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and blood pressure; reduced rates of death from ischemic heart disease; and decreased incidence of hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers than do nonvegetarians.
Obviously meat eaters may also have high levels of salt, protein, and caffeine which may also reduce calcium absorption.Also, dietary constituents that decrease calcium retention, such as salt, protein, and caffeine, can be high in the vegetarian diet. Although it is possible to obtain calcium balance from a plant-based diet in a Western lifestyle, it may be more convenient to achieve calcium balance by increasing calcium consumption than by limiting other dietary factors.
Plant Based Diet CalciumSome cultures consume few or no dairy products and typically ingest fewer than 500 milligrams of calcium per day. However, these people generally have low rates of osteoporosis. Many scientists believe that exercise and other factors have more to do with osteoporosis than calcium intake does.
Would you wear the skin of a murdered person, if there was little less practical alternative (like textile)? Why not?I do not understand the argument not to use leather. I have no problem with alternative materials though. No cows are slaughtered for hides. They are raised Nd slaughtered for the meat. Throwing away the hides is of no benefit to the cow. If they want to be effective in reducing the cattle industry, they need to attempt to decrease the demand for meat
Tanning leather is a chemical intensive process. It is not very environmentally friendly.
Tl;dr leather tanning has been pushed to third world countries where regulations are less strict. Chromium poisoning and various other cancerous chemical exposures result from tanning...