Why Vegan?

The best way to help animals 

Imagine if you could make a difference for animals every single day. You don’t even have to do anything extraordinary. Every meal is a chance to make a difference. It’s as simple as what you choose to eat!

It isn’t about missing out; it’s about adding compassion. Over 100 million animals are slaughtered for food every year in New Zealand. By keeping animal products off your plate you’re helping to save lives, protecting the planet, and it’s a healthier lifestyle for you, too!

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For Animals: Animal agriculture subjects billions of animals to immense physical and emotional suffering. These sentient beings are denied even their most basic needs, enduring extreme confinement, squalid conditions, poor health, mutilations and slaughter.

Learn more about farmed animals in New Zealand

 

Your Health: High animal consumption increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. It is also responsible for most serious cases of food poisoning, epidemics such as swine flu, and driving up levels of antibiotic resistance.

Find out how consuming animal products affects our health

 

Our Planet: Animal agriculture is a major cause of some of the world's most urgent environmental problems. It is one of the leading drivers of climate change, land degredation, pollution, water depletion, rainforest destruction, and species extinction.

Learn about the impact animal agriculture has on the environment

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Host your own bake sale for your friends, family, colleagues or other social group. Whatever the scale it all makes a difference to the animals!