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MoneyWatch Agrees: It Pays to Be Vegan

Written by PETA | November 24, 2010
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Here’s some free financial advice from MoneyWatch: If you want to save money, go vegan. Beef and dairy prices are expected to rise by 5 percent in 2011. Pig meat—or “pork” to those who like to pretend that they’re eating something other than the flesh of a dead, dismembered pig—will likely cost 3 or 4 percent more next year too.

And people who are actually willing to fork over money for a turkey’s corpse have to fork over a whole lot more of it this year, largely because of a 56 percent increase in feed costs. (Yet another reason why I’m passing on turkey!)

The real savings of going vegan can’t be put in a bank—animals’ lives, the environment, and good health (well, unless you count all the money you save on healthcare costs)—but vegans do tend come out ahead in the supermarket check-out lane, so it simply makes cents (get it? sense?) to go vegan.

Written by Heather Moore

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  • sara_nycole says:

    So what if all foods go up in cost? The point here is that going vegan SAVES LIVES!!! That’s more important than money any day!! Ralph, you need to get your priorities in line and think before you speak.

  • [email protected] says:

    How are they lying in this article? And how can you put a price on the life of other creatures? Though higher prices can be a motivation for something, if you don’t have the heart to care enough for other living beings then you are missing one of the deepest purposes of life. Go ahead and continue your slaughter and watch how the meat gives you cancer, a heart attack, or perhaps some other Karmic result. I don’t understand how some people can go through life not caring.

  • keith says:

    Yes Ralph your correct but don’t have a ‘pop’ at Peta..go after the speculators in the stock market who cause all this distress and pain for others whilst they get rich !!

  • Ralph says:

    I’ve also read that organic foods – including vegetables, are increasing. Oh wait – that’s the economy – ALL Foods are increasing in costs. Please stop the lies and deceit.