Why go Vegan?
Veganism isn’t just a trend.
It’s about keeping families and communities healthy, protecting the lives of abused animals, and saving the world; for us, and for future generations. Blenlly Mena, founder of Next Stop Vegan, grew up in the Bronx, and loves the community with all her heart, but gives us some eye-opening facts.
A 2007 study in the South-Bronx concluded that:
“In rough neighborhoods like the Bronx, community ties are strong. But there are cultural and systemic issues that are holding us back. So let me tell you why you should go vegan” –Blenlly
For Your Health And Wellness
The Bronx is no stranger to poor health, with the highest rate of obesity in New York City, and one of the highest in the country. Bad health in the Bronx is an epidemic that doesn’t have a pharmaceutical solution.
But it does have an all-natural, dietary solution.
According to The Vegan Society, “research has linked vegan diets with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.”
If you find that you and your loved ones are afflicted by poor health and obesity, going vegan could be your golden ticket to a brighter future for you and your community.
For Your Planet
We all care about our family and community. So why go vegan?
From pollution to wasted resources, animal agriculture takes a huge toll on our Earth, pushing our closer and closer to extinction.
According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation:
Cattle alone contributes 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions and the animal agriculture industry as a whole consumes 20-33% of the clean water usage.
The Vegan Society states that “the most effective things an individual can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products.”
Choosing a fully plant-based lifestyle means you can actively contribute to a safe long term future for our planet.
For Our Animals
All it takes is a quick search online to find out how chickens, pigs, cows, and other animals are subjected to horrifying cruelty on a massive, systematic scale.
They are born to be slaughtered, and we don’t even give them a dignified life while they wait to die.
Enough is enough.
By choosing to eliminate animal products from our life, we are taking a stand against cruelty and exploitation practiced in the food industry.
For Our Future Generations
The world is dying, that’s no secret.
The United Nation stated in 2018 that “Our use of animals as a food-production technology has brought us to the verge of catastrophe… it’s the world’s most urgent problem.”
When you eat a plant-based meal, you’re using up far fewer resources to nourish your body. That gives mother nature a chance to breathe and helps keep our planet stable for generations to come.