Why Vegan?

Compassion for animals

In livestock farming, animals are denied their basic needs. Dairy cows are separated from their young so humans can take their milk. Most male calves are killed or exported for veal. Male chicks from egg laying hens are gassed to death whether from a free range system or not. Vegans enjoy a variety of delicious, nutritious food with a clear conscience.

Justice for people

Currently 40% of the worldís grain harvest feeds farmed animals instead of hungry people. Vegans reduce food waste by getting everything they need directly from plants. A varied vegan diet requires just one fifth of the land needed for a typical European omnivorous diet.

Protecting the planet

Animal farming is responsible for at least 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Nitrous oxide is generated in large quantities from animal farming and is estimated to have nearly 300 times the global warming potential of CO2.

Global water Crisis

The meat and dairy industries are among the biggest contributors to global water scarcity. Farmed animals require large quantities of drinking water and huge volumes are used to grow the crops that are fed to them.

It takes 1,000 litres of water to grow one kilogram of wheat, but a staggering 15,400 litres to produce the same quantity of beef, and more than 1,000 litres are needed for a cow to produce just one litre of milk.

And it’s good for your health

Naturally rich in vitamins, high in fibre, and low in saturated fats, plant-based foods can provide all the nutrition we need in all stages of life.

For a website of where to eat and shop all over Wales, listing over 2,000 places across the country, see: eatoutvegan.wales