Written by Michelle Kretzer
you always have a sleepless night after watching a horror movie, you might want
to think twice before sitting down to a meal of dead bodies. Here's why meat is
more dangerous than an ax-wielding maniac:
you're still eating fish despite the dangers of mercury, might I suggest that
you may also enjoy a summer job at Camp Crystal Lake?
every randy teenage slasher-flick victim can attest, hormones can be deadly. Hormones in meat can cause all sorts of
unsexy conditions, such as "moobs." Which leads me to
number three …
Eating meat causes impotence. Given their druthers, I
think a lot of men would opt instead for the hockey mask–wearing serial killer.
another good reason not to ingest all the saturated fat that meat contains.
yourself short of breath when you hear that ominous theme music ("Ki-ki-ki-ma-ma-ma")?
The toxic gasses and bacteria that wind
spreads from factory farms make it even more difficult to inhale.
you ever shout, "Why are you running into the woods?!" when some
moron is being chased by a psycho? People in real life do dumb things that lead
to their untimely demise, too, like eating meat, eggs, and dairy products even
though bad diets are to blame for one-third of all cancer deaths.
you seen PETA's slasher movie that features video footage from chicken farms? If you're too chicken … don't eat chicken.
Heart disease caused by diets high in
artery-clogging animal products will do the trick, too.
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason
Takes Manhattan, Voorhees is finally done in by toxic waste in the sewers.
If the kids had only gotten him into one of the waterways polluted with factory-farm runoff, he would've been a
goner a lot sooner.
got its own resilient killer: antibiotic-resistant bacteria caused by the overuse
of antibiotics on factory farms.
meat and dairy products, trying to choose which
is more deadly is like trying to decide which serial killer you want to take a
weekend getaway with.
Poo. And lots of it. Yeah,
it gets in meat, too.
the worst thing about how deadly meat is, is that we actually have to pay for it—both at the check-out counter
and in the form of government subsidies. I mean, at least when Jason is
swinging a machete, he's not simultaneously asking for your wallet—am I right?
Slash your risk of
getting killed off early by running
from meat as if your life depended
on it. (But don't go running through the woods. That's never a good idea.)
Written by PETA
Remember all those times your mother wouldn't let you leave the dinner table before finishing your vegetables? Well, she was on to something. We're not talking about the latest scientific discovery here—just the facts that have been around for a long time.
A vegetarian diet can have a profound impact on the health of the human body. Filling your stomach with plant-based foods instead of animal products eliminates the unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol that come from consuming animals and animal byproducts, not to mention all the steroids pumped into the animals for unnatural rapid growth results.
We've received so many questions about heart health since Russert's tragic death that we sent off a letter to the editor highlighting just how beneficial a vegetarian diet can be—even reducing the risk of developing heart disease by 50 percent.
Go on over to the VegCooking Blog to find some truly delicious recipes that will make both your tummy and your heart happy. Homemade vegan shepherd's pie, anyone?
Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky
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