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Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician, said “until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” This is a tacit statement, humanity will not be able to “find peace” until it adopts a more sustainable lifestyle, and it has been proven time and time again, that veganism is that lifestyle. Becoming vegan is a powerful experience, and one feels rejuvenated, both morally and physically, after acclimating to the diet, and, although the opposition claims that veganism is either detrimental or useless, the diet is, in fact, beneficial to the environment, to animals, and the individuals who follow the lifestyle.
Meat production is wasteful, expensive, and harmful to the environment; the vegan lifestyle on the other hand, is less taxing on the world, and would feed more people at a lesser cost. While, conservatively, around five million people die of starvation a year, the meat-industry continues to waste food to produce meat. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals estimate that “it takes up to 16 pounds of…
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