There are a range of reasons for people to try Veganuary. The golden trio of reasons are:
You don’t need to be a budding Magizoologist to recognize that the creatures we share our planet with have value beyond how they can be exploited and commodified. In our global food system, it is estimated that 75 billion land animals and trillions of fish and shellfish are slaughtered each year for human appetite. The suffering in which our fellow creatures endure before slaughter is unavoidable. By choosing a lifestyle that doesn’t involve animal exploitation, you are choosing compassion.
Plant-powered diets are proving to be popular amongst top Quidditch players and St. Mungo’s healers alike, with many noting significant benefits in athletic performance and recovery, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and reduced risks of type 2 diabetes. Studies are also investigating a link between animal-derived food products and carcinogenic, or cancer-causing, properties!
3. The Environment
Twist your Time-Turner to transport yourself back to The Protego Foundation’s “Wizards for Environmental Protection” campaign. It’s common knowledge that a leading cause of deforestation is animal agriculture and that our oceans are being polluted and overfished to devastating levels. You don’t need to be Professor Trelawney to predict the outcome. We are all aware that if we maintain the current status quo of exploiting our planet and the creatures who live on it, our home will no longer be habitable.
As seven is the most powerful, magical number, why not give our seven helpful tips a whirl to kickstart your vegan adventure.
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