5 Reasons to go Vegan for Social Justice

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meat packing plants are some of the most dangerous workplaces, with the workers disproportionately being low-paid, hyper-exploited immigrants.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.