Being a vegan, harmful or helpful?

Being a vegan was well renowned for being good for the planet, especially in the attempt to tackle climate change.

What is a vegan?

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.

Why should I be a vegan?

According to the vegan society, the definition of veganism is:

Being a vegan is not just to save animals but to also boost one’s health and help the environment.

How could becoming a vegan affect the planet in a bad way?

If vegans can’t eat meat then they need meat substitutes which can be harder to make and use more energy than meat itself.

Another reason why being vegan is potentially worse for the planet, is that you need to ship fruits and vegetables on a plane to places like the UK. This results in air miles which results in air pollution causing climate change.

By contrast, if you were to eat a cow from down the road there would be no air miles.

At the end of the day it is a completely personal preference and it is completely up to whoever is reading this.

P.S. I am very sorry about the lack of posts recently. Have a good day from the earth doctor team.

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