For a peaceful world where animals are respected, human health is achieved and the environment is preserved, be vegan.
Eating animals is a violent diet from start to finish. Animals are bred via invasive and involuntary artificial insemination - sexual violation. From there, they are caged, crammed together in unhealthy and unnatural environments that create frustration, stress and insanity for them to the point they become violent and attack each other. The solution applied to control that violence is more violence - cut off birds' beaks, pull out or break off pigs' teeth and tails, and other cruel practices.
Farmed animals endure horrific procedures such as castration with no anesthesia. And billions of animals are tortured in brutal yet utterly unnecessary lab experiments in the name of science and medicine when more accurate and humane methods are readily available which involve no animals at all.
The despicable practice of raising animals in similarly abject conditions so their skins and furs can be used for human vanity is appalling.
Raising animals to be exploited for any purpose is horribly abusive to them when they have done nothing at all to deserve such treatment. Breeding these animals results in our planet being violently and disrespectfully ravaged, entire precious ecosystems destroyed and along with those systems, human settlements are ruined as well.
Food inequity arises as unfortunate people in poor areas fearfully and painfully starve while grain grown in their area is fed not to the people, but instead to animals to fatten them up so people in richer countries can glut themselves on unnecessary and unhealthy corpses of animals who were brutally killed.
Animal products are used in creating cheap, unhealthy foods that dominate lower cost food supply systems such as fast food chains and convenience stores. Millions of people, even in developed countries, live in food deserts where there is a lack of fresh, healthy plant produce; instead the landscape is littered with these garbage food outlets which are systematically poisoning people into slow, miserable deaths.
Exploitation of vulnerable human populations like slaughterhouse workers who have no other employment options occurs regularly. These people do the distasteful work of killing and processing animals - jobs they desperately need, but which most people would not want to do. Those who have options get other less traumatizing jobs. Slaughterhouse workers are exposed, daily, to the intense, soul-numbing violence involved in subduing and killing animals. Workers suffer higher rates of PTSD, domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse than other groups.
To keep the (dis)assembly lines in slaughterhouses running at full speed, workers often stand at their stations for their entire shifts, wearing diapers, soiling themselves because leaving their post would interfere with production. And if they don't like working that way, there is always another desperate person with few options ready to step up and take that job. So they suffer because they have no other employment alternatives.
We inflict suffering and anxiety on ourselves when we insist on continuing to eat animals. Giving ourselves hideous yet preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, obesity, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, and more, creates enormous anxiety and suffering for humans that need not happen.
Until we realize that the root problem, the way we treat animals, is destroying the world, there will be no peace. But it does not have to be that way.
We can all go vegan, stop exploitation, stop inequity, and support a truly peaceful way of living for everyone. For good. For peace. Learn to go vegan here.
S. Hermann & F. Richter