Put Down The Fork Not The Animal!

Humans have been consuming meat for the past 2.5 million years. But research has shown the negative health effects of humans that consume meat. 


“Your life is as good as your mindset”

Ayris Zamudio, Reporter

Let’s face it. Eating meat is not something humans should do. Many humans aren‘t even fully educated on the meat industry and what else in going in their bodies when they eat meat. 

The top ten health concerns for those who regularly consume meat are heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, obesity, harmful cholesterol levels, acne, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease, and a shorter lifespan. Giving up meat not only saves you, but it also saves animals.

Animals are given many different antibiotics in order to prevent diseases, but these antibiotics are harming the humans who consume these treated animals. When a human digests these antibiotics it makes humans resistant to the antibiotics that they would need when they are sick. So when we get sick we don’t have any antibiotics, and we have to take a higher dosage. The more meat that is consumed, the more likely you will become resistant to the antibiotic and the more likely you’ll face severe infections and death. 

Another reason to stop eating meat is the brutal pain a majority of the animals have to put up with. Animals are maliciously slaughtered every day with no remorse or care to their feelings. They are treated with no respect and live terrible short lives in disgusting feces-filled pens.

There are many ways to substitute out meat, but people are either too lazy or close-minded without evening trying it. There are meat like, mushrooms, tofu, cauliflower, beans, eggplant, and many other delicious veggies and substitutes for dairy products like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and cashew milk. 

Calcium can come from chia seeds, beans, seeds, soy milk, almonds, and many other food items. 

For those who are still unsure, try a 30-day challenge with no meat, and see the changes in skin, hair, energy, and even weight. Try something new and make a change and save the lives of helpless animals.