Approximately 56 billion animals are slaughtered every year in the U.S. alone. Vegans claim that this practice is nothing more than unnecessary cruelty- harming animals and destroying the environment in the process. But is veganism really the best option for human health, and for the health of the planet? Join us for a rousing discussion between a vegan, an ex-vegan for health reasons, a vegetarian, an ex-vegetarian, and a paleo eater that covers the topic of veganism from many angles. -Is it unethical to kill animals, and why?
-Can certain animal products, such as grass-fed beef, actually be positive for the environment and provide a happy life to animals?
-Is veganism elitist? -Are ‘happy farms’ a viable option to feed the world?
-Is the vegan diet healthful, or is it rife with potential nutritional pitfalls? Is it even possible to sustain health as a long-term vegan? Featuring special guest, Toronto vegan activist Saad Khan. FIND US HERE:
“Can Responsible Grazing Make Beef Carbon Neutral?” https://www.leonardodicaprio.org/can-responsible-grazing-make-beef-climate-neutral/
“Best Speech You Will Ever Hear” – Gary Yourofsky : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4
Study- Nutritional Risk of Vegan Diets: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01997226
Nutrients to look out for on a vegan diet- veganhealth.org https://veganhealth.org/daily-needs/
Inadequate bone density in vegans: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21092700
Vegan diets more likely associated with child malnutrition: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9670174
Vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrik_Baboumian