March is designated National Veggie Month – the perfect motivation for anyone who has been thinking about going vegetarian.
The average meat-eater consumes as many as 11,000 animals in his or her lifetime, so by choosing to go meat-free you really can save animals’ lives and end the needless suffering of these sentient creatures.
In addition, going veggie can lower your risk of suffering from diet-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. A meat-free diet is also better for the planet as the farming and slaughter of animals is now recognised as a significant contributor to today’s greatest environmental problems.
And the good news is that it’s easy – especially with the help of Animal Aid’s free Guide to Going Veggie, containing shopping tips, recipes and nutritional information. The guide can be ordered by visiting www.veggiemonth.com or phoning 01732 364546.
(veggie month co-ordinator)