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Fair to Animals

Consequences for the environment 

The more meat we eat, the more animals have to die. That’s not the only sad thing. The other fact is, that we put so much gas in our air. Every year about one billion animals are carried through Europa. All this trucks which drive the animals to the slaughterhouses, put too much CO2 into our beautiful world.   

So we all have to eat more meat from animals, which live happily and come from our hometown, so that the way to us isn´t too long and stressful for them.   

The cows by themselves also produce the bad CO2 because they emit methane.  

But the best way for us, the environment and the animals would be not eating meat or even less meat.  

Husbandry of animals 

Traditional cage farming has been banned in the EU since 2012. So-called "enhanced cages", in which the hens are kept in groups on tiers and have a little more space than in cages, are still allowed in the EU. The type of husbandry is not regulated for imports from non-EU countries. 

Chickens of the fattening line put on a lot of meat through targeted breeding, breeding away the feeling of satiety and the addition of special food. 

After a short lifespan of usually only four to six weeks, they are killed in the abattoir. The breeding of the different lines serves to achieve the highest possible economic yield through targeted exploitation of the animals. 

Effects of healthy and unhealthy food 

It is very important that animals receive the right and species-appropriate food. Firstly, it is very important for their health because the wrong food can make them sick very easily. Secondly, the products obtained, for example, from the milk of a cow could become inedible if the animals have eaten cheap and inappropriate food. But if the animals are fed high-quality, healthy, and nutritious food, the probability is very high that they will live long and stay healthy. The animals can also make a better contribution to agriculture, as they have more stamina with the right food and are not exhausted so quickly. 

The impacts on the environment from veganism  

Raising animals for food is putting a great stain on our environment. 

So here are three arguments for living a vegan lifestyle: 

  • By choosing plants over animals for our meals, we are supporting the efficient use of land and resources to grow crops to feed people – not to grow crops to feed to animals to then feed to people. That would reduce the world hunger.  

  • By choosing plants over animals, we are not supporting the intensive pollution output that comes from raising, killing, shipping, and processing animals for food. 

  • By choosing plants over animals for our meals, we are making an active choice to not support the great suffering and killing of animals.  
    Sarah A., Magdalenda E., Theresa H., Katharina S.

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