According to The Huffington Post, a new draft of Canada’s much-anticipated food guide heavily favors plant-based foods. It also excludes dairy as a food group. This is great news for cows who suffer at dairy farms.
The draft recommends “regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein” and takes the environment into consideration. “Diets higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods are associated with a lesser environmental impact.”
It’s great to see the revised Canada food guide promote an increase in fresh whole foods and a decrease in meat, eggs, and dairy products. Animal products are not only linked to certain cancers, heart disease, obesity, and other major diseases but also come from animals tortured at factory farms.
Animals raised and killed for food are just as smart and sensitive as dogs and cats. But at factory farms, cows, pigs, and chickens are subjected to unimaginable cruelty, including extreme confinement; brutal mutilations; and bloody, violent deaths.
Unfortunately, the draft is just a proposal; it isn’t final. We urge you to click here and add a polite comment urging Health Canada to encourage reduced meat consumption in favor of healthier, more sustainable plant-based alternatives.
Thankfully, you don’t need to wait for governments to act. By switching to a vegan diet, you can help animals, improve your health, and protect the environment.
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