5 Reasons to go Vegan for Social Justice
- Veganism is a social justice issue that demands active efforts to eliminate speciesism and is a form of resistance connected to other social justice movements.
- If we are rightly outraged at the abuse of cats and dogs, we should be likewise outraged at the daily abuse, suffering and murder of farm animals for food.
- Factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meat packing plants are some of the most dangerous workplaces, with the workers disproportionately being low-paid, hyper-exploited immigrants.
- About half of the world’s grain and about three-quarters of various major crops in the U.S. are fed to livestock animals while about one billion people chronically suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
- Like racism and sexism, we engage in unfair and unjust speciesism the way we treat (and eat) animals, simply because we have the physical force and power to do so.