This is it!
Of the 54 reasons I’m vegan, numbers 50-54 are some of the most vital: Rainforests, Air, Water, Peace, Climate Change, & World Hunger.
At the onset of this journey, I really had no idea where it would take me. Now that I’m at the conclusion, I’ve come up with several more reasons I’m vegan – like insects! Another day. Another post.
Reason #50: The Rainforests including all the inhabitants: people, plants, and wildlife
80% of the Amazon’s deforestation stems from cattle ranching. Read how the west’s appetite for beef is felling the Amazon here.
Reason #51: Air, Water, Soil (see large infographic below)
Reason #52: Climate Change
I have a goal. It is to live a peaceful existence. This is a challenge in a violent world. But three times a day I realize my goal of peace by what I place at the end of my fork.
“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”
“World Peace begins in the kitchen.”
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)
Reason #54: World Hunger
From September 26-October 16 (World Food Day), I will be embarking upon a 21 Days for World Hunger journey. Similar to the journey (I called it a SOULjourn) in 2010 when I was writing for Conducive Chronicle, I’ll be researching and writing about how plants may be our best solution to the issue of world hunger. I’ll be doing this while eating a reduced calorie diet similar to those in the world living with hunger.
I had a much better understanding of the meaning of abundance when I stopped eating animals and started embracing the limitless sense of well-being that arrives when living a life
that manifests peace simply by removing behaviors that cause harm.
~Kenda Swartz Pepper
It’s a wrap!
A veggie wrap. 🙂
Post 1: International Homeless Animal Day & 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: #’s 1-3
Post 2: Sanctuary One & 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: #’s 4-11
Post 3: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Numbers 12-19
Post 4: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Coyotes and Wolves
Post 5: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Chickens and Turkeys
Post 6: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Smallish Animals and Reptiles 24-30
Post 7: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Marine Life & Birds
Post 8: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: African Animals
Post 9: 54 Reasons I’m Vegan: Rainforests, Air, Water, Soil, Climate Change, Peace & Hunger (50-54)