You are what you eat

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A presentation drawn up for a CC9 speech with the general purpose of informing the audience about the impact of eating meat and the specific purpose of persuading them to adopt a more healthy, humane diet

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You are what you eat

  1. 1. You are what you eat<br />
  2. 2. Threat to the planet<br />Pollution<br />Water, grain, petrol,pesticide, drug usage<br />http://www.chooseveg.com/environment.asp<br />
  3. 3. Environmental impactwater usage<br />1<br />40<br />=<br />1. http://www.frysvegetarian.co.za/latest-news/meat-free-mondays-officially-launches-in-sa/<br />World Watch Institute<br />
  4. 4. Environmental impactland destruction and extinction<br />Rainforest destruction for grazing<br />1. http://www.chooseveg.com/extinction.asp<br />
  5. 5. Environmental impactland destruction and extinction<br />20<br />+<br />1<br />100<br />=<br />+<br />dozens<br />http://www.chooseveg.com/extinction.asp<br />
  6. 6. Environmental impactglobal warming<br />Raising animals for food generates more green-house gases than all the cars and trucks worldwide1<br /><ul><li>Manure
  7. 7. Cow burps and flatulence
  8. 8. Fossil fuels</li></ul>1. http://www.chooseveg.com/global-warming.aspRearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars. UN News Centre, 2006. <br />
  9. 9. Animals endure enormous pain and suffering on factory farms<br />Confined - can barely move<br />Up to 13 hens crammed in a single cage<br />Veal calves chained by the neck in small stalls<br />www.chooseveg.com<br />
  10. 10. Animals endure enormous pain and suffering on factory farms<br />Denied veterinary care - profitability<br />Many pigs die from untreated illnesses brought on by poor living conditions<br />Hen with a diseased eye<br />www.chooseveg.com<br />
  11. 11. Animals endure enormous pain and suffering on factory farms<br />Mutilated without painkillers<br />Piglets are castrated, have their teeth clipped and tails cut off without anaesthesia<br />De-beaking is very painful for chicks<br />www.chooseveg.com<br />
  12. 12. Animals endure enormous pain and suffering on factory farms<br />Slaughtered<br />Some cattle have their throats slit while fully conscious<br />www.chooseveg.com<br />
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  14. 14. Support Meat-free Mondays!<br />If each South African goes meat free 1 day a week:<br /><ul><li>11,200 cows
  15. 15. 2 million chickens
  16. 16. 10,000 pigs
  17. 17. 22,300 sheep </li></ul>saved WEEKLY1<br />1. Compassion in World Farming www.support.mtm.co.za<br />
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  19. 19. Take a stand<br />Buy responsibly produced products<br />Vegetarian or vegan diet<br />

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