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Mercy for Animals

Yes, my site is primarily devoted to health through eating a whole food plant-based diet - that's why I titled this site "Give it up for health", meaning to give up an animal-based diet for our health. That in my opinion is the best "selfish" reason to adopt the WFPB diet. We owe it to ourselves, after all, to put ourselves and our health first and foremost.

However, there are some other outcomes that we can be happy about. One is that in no longer eating an animal-based diet, we are no longer party to the cruetly that is inflicted on animals by way of the "modern" techniques of corporate farming, often called "factory farming". Factory farming is at its core cruel to animals and unhealthy for humans in that it results in food that is contaminated with hormones, antibiotics, fecal matter, bacteria harmful to human health, and disease.

A group called "Mercy for Animals" conducts undercover operations to expose the cruetly that is part and parcel of factory farming. The agriculture industry is working hard to crimialize undercover operations in the United States by having laws passed state by state that criminalize even the taking of a photo of a farm from across a street, let alone inside the farm. These laws are commongly called "ag gag" laws. The agriculture industry wants to gag undercover operations because they expose the cruetly of factroy farming, a risk to their profits.

Although this video is incredibly hard to watch, I hope that eventually everyone will at some point have the courage to watch it or other videos like it. It is in my opinion the moral obligation of anyone who choses to consume animal products to understand what they are part of in doing so. With the cruelty that goes with factory farming, chosing to eat meat has become a moral choice in a way that it never was before. Yes, a choice between right and wrong.

Please take courage and watch "Farm to Fridge" and work for mercy for animals in whatever way you can. Consider a whole-food plant-based diet first and foremost as good for your health but also good for animals.



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