Talk on the effects of Factory Farming to one’s health and my story with not consuming animal products.
When i think of a farm i think of a happy place a place a place i would sing songs about growing up, until recently when i found that farms are not what i thought they were in fact probably not what anyone really though they were
animals in farms that go to your supermarket and eventually end up in your tummy are tortured and endure horrible living conditions.
It’s not farming, it’s factory farming. The animal becomes a thing, a product of a factory.
Consuming animal products pays a huge price to the world we live on. Factory farming not only causes the destruction of our green forests which have increased global warming emissions by half! These “farms” pollute the water we drink and air we breathe causing death like health problems to many.
And As painful as that is, it’s also important that we understand what eating foods from these farms does to us and our families. Meat can make us depressed and sick, it also increases the risk of cancer
Are we even supposed to be eating or drinking something that is from another LIVING being?
My dad had terrible eating habits he was overweight, and suffered from insomnia. But he decided to make the change and not consume ANY animal products at all. Only A month and a half later he’s is sleeping well and Motivated. All this was from making a single change: not consuming meat.
I even noticed it with myself.
After I learned about factory farming. I decided to go animal free and made a petition to ban factory farming which got 55,000 signatures. Within a month I was feeling happier and even noticed I felt more confident.
Luckily, this is something we have control over. What we put in our mouths. WE can be the change. All it takes is a little research and willingness to try something new.
Next time you’re at the grocery store lookout for the meat and dairy free alternatives. You’ll save a ton of money. And there are petitions you can sign to help ban factory farming and steps you can take to get your friends and family on board!
When we take action by not consuming animal products we are not only helping animals and the planet, we’re also healing ourselves and our loved ones. I hope you’ll join me.
Lily Larsen. Age 16.