Monday, 2 July 2007

Get your FREE vegetarian starter kit

There are so many great reasons for becoming vegetarian and vegan, from boosting your health to helping the planet. According to a 2006 U.N. report, rearing animals for food produces more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world combined. Raising animals leads to the production of vast amounts of methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, all of which are incredibly detrimental to the planet. Feeding grain and water to farm animals and then slaughtering, processing and transporting their flesh, expends a great deal of energy. Farm animals take up a great deal of land, in fact over two-thirds of agricultural land worldwide. With water scarcity being a problem, a vegan diet uses much less water than a beat based one. An average cow consumes around 100 litres of water a day. Plus, people are starving because crops are being used as food for farm animals, rather than nourishing some of the world's poorest individuals.

The biggest step we can take towards halting global warming is becoming vegan. To give you a helping hand, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are providing a free vegetarian starter kit, chock full of recipes, tips on changing to a vegetarian diet and much much more. If you need an incentive or more information, order your kit online today!

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