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Go vegan - your life depends on it

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Today, November 1, World Vegan Day. If you want to help stop animal suffering, combat climate change, and improve your health, eat tasty vegan meals today and all year round.

Studies show that people who eat plant-based foods are less likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer than their meat-eating counterparts and that vegans are responsible for two and a half times fewer food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. Researchers with the Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna believe that the only way to meet the expected global food demand in the year 2050 - without sacrificing any forests - is for everyone to go vegan.

Research also shows each vegan spares approximately 100 animals every year the terror of the abattoir.

Let's do our part to help animals and the environment - and reduce our risk of developing life-threatening diseases - by eating vegan foods instead of animal-based ones.

Jennifer White

Assistant Press Officer

PETA UK