Myth: Eating red meat regularly will not harm your health.
Fact: Red and processed meats do increase health risks. An accumulated body of evidence shows a clear link between high intake of red and processed meats and a higher risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and premature death. Research has shown that vegetarians have 40% the cancer rate of meat-eaters.
Myth: Cows do not have feelings and are bred for the purpose of providing milk and meat for humans.
Fact: Cows are social animals. They have the ability to recognize more than 100 other cows and they form close friendships with members of their herd. Researchers report that cows grieve when their friends or family members die. Female cows must be impregnated to produce milk. Their babies, if male, are taken for veal, sold for beef, or shot shortly after they are born, and if female, taken immediately for the dairy industry.
Why choose cruelty, when we can choose compassion?