A recent article published by Salon details the many serious and terrifying reasons to stop eating meat.
The author acknowledges the widespread animal cruelty and environmental degradation, and then delves deeper, producing a list of six things that might make you rethink the way you eat.
The concerns raised include faster slaughterhouse lines, rampant factory farm fires, ag-gag laws, and the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) that has killed 7 millions pigs (mostly piglets) since 2013.
Salon also highlights the recent indictment of a California slaughterhouse, Rancho Feeding Corp., where workers hid evidence of cancer in cows, including by switching their heads, in an attempt to sell meat that was potentially diseased.
And one of the more alarming and less widely known facts is that growth additives are being used that are bad for animals and the people who eat them. You can read the full article here.
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