Becoming vegetarian is one of the most important and effective actions you can take to ease the strain on our Earth’s limited resources, protect the planet from pollution, prevent global warming, and save countless species from extinction.
According to Dr. David Brubaker, PhD, at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future, “The way that we breed animals for food is a threat to the planet. It pollutes our environment while consuming huge amounts of water, grain, petroleum, pesticides and drugs. The results are disastrous.”
As the Sierra Club put it in their 2002 report on animal factories, “environmental violations by the meat industry add up to a rap sheet longer than War and Peace.”
Reviews of: ChooseVeg.com
I first heard of Mercy for Animals via a vegetarian MeetUp I attended in Columbus Ohio. Several members attended and were handing out bumper stickers and pamphlets that advertised this website. When I got home, I had to check it out. Its a great site really. Very informative and educational. This group is very passionate about their cause and it shows in this site. I will warn you that they do have some disturbing images and video feeds regarding animal treatment on this site, but if you are a true animal rights activist, you have come to expect and respect this fact. If you are wanting to learn ways you can change your life to help animal (from what you buy to what you eat to what you wear), this is the site for you. Its all about choices and change. They will send you a lot of free stuff via the mail. They also accept donations to their non-profit cause. Its a great organization and well thought out site. I would recommend every adult visit it, if only to educate themselves and others on what this organization is about and working towards. Even if you are not an animal rights activist, you can garner some great insight on this website.
This is one of the best websites I've seen on veganism and vegetarianism. There is a massive amount of information here. The issue of animal rights is addressed as well as the health benefits to humans who adopt a plant based diet.
I find the juxtaposition of photos of horrific animal abuses with veg recipe ideas to be a bit startling, but other than that I think this is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn more about where their food comes from, why going veg is a good thing for the animals, the environment, and humans, and how easy a veg lifestyle can be.
Oh, and the recipes here are fantastic, too!
I really don’t know that I can recommend ChooseVeg.com. I think the most ineffective aspect of PETA’s campaigns are its attempts to sensationalize what is already a horrible situation- the treatment of animals in our factory farms. The insistence on playing up the abuses as a form of shock advertising for veganism has never played well with me. I think there is enough factual information for people to make a fair choice without having to rely on emotional manipulation. However, even the GoVeg.com site that PETA runs is perhaps 30 percent sensationalism to 70 percent recipes/other information.
This is not the case for ChooseVeg.com. Chooseveg.com relies from the get go on videos of animals in outrageous, egregious conditions- suffering all forms of abuse in the name of the meat and dairy industries. These things are reality, so I wouldn’t say they need to cover them up or take them down, but they do need to be balanced with a more comprehensive view of the situation- an explanation of the sum total of the environmental, philosophical, and health issues at stake—without the hysteria.