All the Reasons You Need to Go Vegan in the New Year

Animals’ lives, your health, the planet—how many reasons to go vegan do you need?

In PETA’s new “Chew On This” video, we give budding vegans all the reasons they need (and then some) to start living with compassion and saving animals. This moving video reminds us all that every day, our choices can either take or save a life.

No Living Being Deserves to Be Abused

Most humans understand that causing others to suffer is wrong. It’s why we cringe when someone hits a child, beats a dog, or shoots a cat. Going vegan means recognizing that when it comes to having consciousness, feeling joy, and experiencing pain, all animals—including humans—are the same.

No one would choose to live in a cramped, filthy shed and wallow in their own filth. No feeling, sensitive person would choose for their babies to be torn away from them so that another species could steal their milk. And no one would watch their friends bleed out on a slaughterhouse floor and willingly stand in line for their throats to be slit next. We all share the desire to live free from harm.

No Matter Your Reasons to Go Vegan, PETA Can Help

Consuming meat and dairy “products” is unnecessary, and PETA urges everyone to go vegan—right here, right now. By doing so, you’ll spare nearly 200 animals a year a terrifying death. There’s simply no easier way to help animals and prevent suffering than by choosing plant-derived foods instead of meateggs, and dairy “products.”

Ready to start living with compassion? Order a free vegan starter kit from PETA today:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind