The Hidden Truths Of The Meat Industry

The Single Biggest Way To Reduce Our Impact On Earth ..
The word ‘veganism’ first came about in 1944, when teacher Donald Watson founded The Vegan Society in Leicester. It’s a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
It’s no longer disputed that eating less meat is better for the planet.
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution, yet we do little to counter it.
Studies prove that swapping to a vegan diet is the single biggest way to reduce our impact on earth. Critics of veganism frequently argue that soya is unsustainable, yet only 6% of all soya is used for human consumption. The overwhelming majority is used for animal feed. Countless studies link major diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes to the consumption of animal protein.
Switching to a plant-based diet has been proven to prevent, treat and even reverse heart disease and type two diabetes.
The health benefits of a plant-based diet have never been clearer. Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, F1’s Lewis Hamilton, boxer David Haye and many other elite athletes have all cited their vegan diet as reasons for their success, claiming they feel stronger and faster and their recovery is quicker.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

The Truths Are Kept Hidden By The Meat And Dairy Industries ..
What we forget, when we pick up products from the supermarket shelves, is that the meat, dairy and egg industries are some of the most powerful in the world. Their marketing reflects this. People see labels like ‘humane milk’ and ‘humane meat’ and they believe them, yet these are myths, marketing ploys that exist only to make us feel better. The word humane means compassionate and kind, and because it means this, neither meat nor dairy can ever be considered it.
Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated to produce milk. Their calves are taken at birth. If he’s male, he’s often shot because he won’t produce milk, or he may be dumped, still alive, in ditches like garbage. Alternatively he’ll be locked in a pen, unable to move, touch grass, or even lie down, and when his muscles are soft enough, he’ll be killed and sold as veal. If the calf is female, she’ll lead the same life as her mother, repeatedly impregnated, her calves taken, and when she’s too spent to produce enough milk (around six years old) she’ll be sent to the slaughterhouse.
Cows naturally live to 25 years old.
The fact that all dairy cows end up as cheap beef isn’t widely known. Neither is the abhorrent treatment of newborn calves. But public ignorance is what the industry wants, and so the truths are kept hidden and the myths perpetuated.
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

Go Vegan And Nobody Gets Hurt ..
The vegan movement supports both non-human and human animals and helps them to live better lives. The term vegan refers to those who choose not to support the humiliation, exploitation, torture and killing of innocent animals.
One doesn’t eat leather, or ingest duck down or consume wool. You can’t munch on a circus or chow down on a zoo. It’s also notoriously difficult to scoff a horse race. Sadly, animal abuse doesn’t end with eating them.
As for those who say they won’t go vegan because they don’t want to eat processed foods, my jaw drops every time I hear that one. Do they have no idea how much processing meat, milk and egg products go through before they reach the supermarket shelves ? Some seem to imagine that a burger made from plants is ‘unnatural’ where as one made from a cow’s butt couldn’t be more pure. What utter nonsense. They seem to dismiss the antibiotics that are pumped into animals reared for meat, the hormones that rage inside two thirds of dairy cows at any one time (because they’re pregnant) and therefore make it into the milk humans consume, the colouring that is added to salmon to make it look pink, the water injected into chickens to make them heavier (as they’re sold by weight), and don’t even get me started on bacon.
Health and veganism are connected, in that having a whole foods, plant based diet (along with regular exercise and mindfulness) is your best chance of leading a long and healthy life. However, veganism is an ethical choice and non-human animals must be at the centre of it. Go vegan and nobody gets hurt.
( Tofu Temptress, 18.09.2017 )

Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40% and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.
( Ingrid Newkirk )

The Slaughter Of Billions Of Newly-Hatched Chicks ..
The public aren’t told about the practice of ‘chick culling’, the slaughter of billions of newly-hatched chicks every year. Male chicks are by-products of the egg industry, worthless because they don’t lay eggs, so they are macerated alive in high-speed grinders, asphyxiated by carbon dioxide, or suffocated in plastic bins.
( Selene Nelson )

Eating Any Meat Poses Serious Health Risks ..
The World Health Organisation declared processed meat a ‘carcinogen’ that increases the risk of colon or rectum cancer by 18%. But it’s not just processed meat that poses a health risk. Science has known for a while that eating all kinds of animals, including white meat, is unhealthy. Eating any meat, hormone-free or not, poses serious long-term risks to our health.
A vast array of studies from top universities and independent researchers has found that eating chickens, cows, pigs and other animals promotes cancer in many forms. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat-eaters, the most common forms being breast, prostate, and colon cancers. A 2014 Harvard study found that just one serving a day of red meat during adolescence was associated with a 22% higher risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer and that the same red meat consumption in adulthood was associated with a 13% higher risk of breast cancer overall.
( Len Firswood, 11.11.2015 )

Mutilated At Birth ..
What about pigs, among the most intelligent, emotional and cognitively complex animals in the world ? Sows are kept in metal ‘gestation crates’ so small they can’t even turn around. They are mutilated at birth, their tails cut off, their teeth pulled, their ears tagged. In this country, we think the ‘humane’ way of killing them is to gas them. Forced into carbon dioxide gas chambers, pigs’ bodies burn from the inside as they suffocate. Their panicked, agonised screams can be heard far outside the chambers.
( Selene Nelson )

Eating Meat Is Killing People ..
A “meat tax” could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers. Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700million in UK healthcare costs, according to new research. Various research has linked eating red meat to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Researchers at the University of Oxford said meat eaters were also increasing the burden on the health service and the economy, due to a loss of workforce from ill health. There is also a growing awareness of the environmental impact of eating red meat, with high levels of land and water use and carbon emissions associated with its production.
( Extract from a BBC News article, 07.11.2018 )

Consuming Meat And Dairy May Cause Impotence ..
Meat, eggs, and dairy products slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs, and not just the heart. Originally, it was thought that impotence was caused only by anxiety, but according to the Erectile Dysfunction Institute, up to 90% of all cases of impotence are actually physical as opposed to psychological, meaning the high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer or inflammations, and hormonal imbalances that eating meat causes might also contribute to impotence.
Numerous physicians and nutritionists agree that the best way to prevent artery blockage as well as multiple other conditions that cause impotence is to eat a diet high in fibre, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
( Extract from an article by Rachel Krantz, 15.02.2016 )

The Industrialisation Of Living Creatures ..
Unfortunately, animals have been victimised to the point where they’re not even considered victims anymore. In the UK, we’re appalled by the Yulin dog meat festival in China, dismayed by the Faroe Islands’ pilot whale hunt, but cows, pigs, chickens? They don’t count. The animals themselves disappear, they’re no longer living, breathing, feeling individuals, they’re commodities, walking hunks of flesh waiting to be killed. This isn’t even about meat anymore, it’s about the industrialisation of living creatures. Do these animals feel fear, as they’re lead into the slaughterhouse over ground coated in blood ? Do they feel pain, as they’re hung upside down and a knife is thrust into their throat? We know, from the abattoir footage no-one wants to watch, that the answers to these questions is ‘yes’.
If we could live in a world where we could not only survive but thrive without eating animal products. If there was an abundance of plant-based food at our disposal. If eating this way was infinitely less harmful to the environment. Should we still choose to kill animals? If these three hypotheses are true, can there ever be a moral justification for doing what we do to animals?
Vegans are called ‘extremists’, but what really is more extreme? Gratuitously exploiting and killing living beings for their milk, eggs and meat, or trying to encourage people not to kill unnecessarily?
( Extracts from an article by Selene Nelson )

The Kangaroo Killing Industry ..
Welcome to the world of the Kangaroo Killing Industry. It’s what the Kangaroo Killing Industry and their affiliates don’t tell you that is of greatest concern.
As an Indigenous woman, I’ve been exposing the Kangaroo Killing Industry for decades and I’m always amazed at the spin people blindly believe about kangaroos including that “Indigenous people ate them for thousands of years”. No, actually many of us didn’t and indeed don’t. You see, Kangaroo are a Sacred Totem Animal to many of we Indigenous people. They are a Creator Spirit and The Dreaming of Country and holding Kangaroo as Totem means for many Indigenous people we never ate it, or eat it, ever.
Generalised ignorance is what the Kangaroo Killing Industry thrives on and they run a mile when asked why they don’t have warnings on their packages regarding very real and justified concerns about kangaroo meat.
They think ongoing international trade or supermarket bans against the Industry based on inherent cruelty, unsustainable slaughter and ongoing meat contamination issues is nothing to worry about. Oh really?
Kangaroo meat carries a naturally heavy parasite load — a single Western or Eastern Grey Kangaroo can be infected with up to 30,000 parasitic worms from up to 20 different nematode species.
Over the years epidemics have wiped out many millions of kangaroos.
In Western NSW in 2016 millions of kangaroos died from an unknown, uncontrollable disease that is still undiagnosed, yet state and federal governments and the Kangaroo Killing Industry continue to slaughter kangaroos and sell the meat to consumers. There is some evidence gathered by a vet and pathologist from NSW western district that goats with similar symptoms of this still un-identified disease crosses the species barrier. If there was an epidemic in the animal agriculture industry, there would be thorough investigations, but not with the Kangaroo Killing Industry? Wild ‘game’ kangaroos can harbour a wide range of bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases. The potential transfer of ‘zoonotic’ pathogens between species is possible but not well researched.
Toxoplasmosis and Salmonellosis, two bacterial infections affecting kangaroos and human health, can spread to humans through the handling, processing or consumption of infected kangaroo meat. Independent analyses from the past 20 years consistently turned up kangaroo meat that harboured the salmonella bacterium and other bacterial contaminants. This comes from the way that shooting and transport in the wild occurs.
Slaughtered kangaroos are transported in the open air, gathering dust and flies, stored in field chillers, and may not be transported to processors for up to 14 days after being shot. The fact that kangaroo shooters are being instructed to spray down kangaroo carcasses with acetic acid (combats pathogens) is also kept well hidden from you, the public. The cyst-forming tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, entered Australia on sheep and now affects kangaroos as intermediate hosts.
For too long this brutal industry of wretched animal cruelty has crept along under the radar. The time is long overdue for this slaughter of The Dreaming to be shown in all its reality. For you and your pets. Buyer beware.
( Extracts from an article by Ro Mudyin Godwin, 11.01.2019 )

Health Is Not Just What You’re Eating

A society that keeps cures a secret so they can continue to sell medication for huge profits is not a real society but a huge mental asylum.
( Alfredo Bowman )

Beef Burgers Contaminated With Bugs ..
Just before Christmas 2017, Sainsbury’s cleared their shelves of ‘Taste the Difference’ Aberdeen Angus beef burgers amid fears they were contaminated with killer bug E.coli.. Twelve people had already fallen ill after eating them.
Watchdog The Food Standards Agency warned shoppers, “If you have bought any of the batches, do not eat them.”.. Symptoms include blood in diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and can cause a condition that results in kidney failure.

Most Human Infections With Zoonoses Come From Farm Animals ..
Diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as bird flu and tuberculosis, can wreak havoc on the health of both organisms. Now researchers have found 13 so-called zoonoses are responsible for 2.2 million human deaths every year. The new global zoonosis map, an update of one published in the journal Nature in 2008, also revealed the northeastern United States, Western Europe (particularly the United Kingdom), Brazil and parts of Southeast Asia may be hotspots of “emerging zoonoses.” An emerging zoonosis is a disease that is newly infecting humans, has just become virulent, or has just become drug-resistant.
About 60% of all human diseases and 75% of all emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, according to the researchers. Most human infections with zoonoses come from livestock, including pigs, chickens, cattle, goats, sheep and camels. Out of 56 zoonoses studied, the researchers found 13 that were most important in terms of their impact on human deaths, the livestock sector and the severity of disease in people, along with their amenability to agriculture-based control.
( Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Editor-in-Chief,

I am not biased because I am vegan.
I am vegan because after extensive research I have learned that besides being the most ethical decision, a plant-based diet is the best diet for my health and the health of the environment.
( Dr. Garth Davis )

When your body is hungry, it wants nutrients, not calories.

A Worrying Shortage Of NHS Staff In England ..
One in 11 posts in the NHS is vacant with the situation particularly bad among the nursing workforce. The latest figures published by the regulator, NHS Improvement, for the April 2018 to June 2018 period, showed: 11.8% of nurse posts were not filled – a shortage of nearly 42,000. 9.3% of doctor posts were vacant – a shortage of 11,500. Overall, 9.2% of all posts were not filled – a shortage of nearly 108,000.

Being a vegan or vegetarian is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation and cruelty to animals.
( Rose Winfold )

Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do.
It’s not a punishment for what you eat.

A New Cure To Treat Arthritis ? ..
Costing from £5,000, but not available on the NHS, the London Regenerative Clinic are offering a cure to treat arthritis.
A new treatment called Lipogems uses the natural healing properties found in your own fat cells to treat arthritic joints and potentially even avoid the need for invasive options, such as knee replacement surgery.. Your own fat is harvested via liposuction, then the juicy stuff, precursor stem cells, is extracted, prepared and injected directly into arthritic areas.. The cells then home in on the arthritic damage, and start regrowing tissue.

Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.
( Len Firswood )

Patients Waiting More Than Four Hours On Trolleys ..
When someone runs an organisation into the ground, the boss usually gets sacked.
But the Tories keep them in the job.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt genuinely believes the NHS is better and safer.
Tell that to the 45,000 patients waiting more than four hours on trolleys.
Or the four million on waiting lists, the nurses at food banks and the chiefs who say staffing levels are so unsafe patients will die.
When Nye Bevan launched Labour’s NHS in 1947 he promised a healthcare system ‘based upon need and not the ability to pay’.. Hunt has changed that to treatment ‘free at the point of use’, if you’re prepared to wait up to 44 months for it.
This week the Department of Health admitted that we have a shortage of 50,000 doctors and nurses.. The growth of the private health service has led to a massive increase in firms’ profits from desperate patients.. Or they queue jump by paying for a private consultation and a fast-track to NHS treatment.
( John Prescott, 12.11.2017 )

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.
( Leo Tolstoy )

Tory Neglect Coming Home To Roost ..
For the Tories to abolish A&E waiting time targets that are regularly missed is crass dishonesty on a dangerous scale.. The dilution, sidelining and abolition of National Health Service goals is the political equivalent of chopping down the mast in the hope nobody spots the white flag.. Because the Tories are surrendering in the battle to improve the NHS.. Instead they starve hospitals and doctors of precious funds while privatising chunks of the service to line the pockets of fat cats.. A&E units, at times, resemble war zones due to chronic underfunding and staff shortages – years of Tory neglect coming home to roost.
( Daily Mirror, 03.02.2018 )

Health is not just what you’re eating, it is also what you are thinking and saying.
( Rose Winfold )

Is Mobile Phone Use Linked To Cancer ? ..
A health boss who used his Blackberry phone for six hours a day has died of a brain tumour.. Ian Phillips, 44, spent his last months warning about the risks of long exposure to radiation from mobiles.. The hospital diagnostics chief claimed his tumour developed because his high-pressure job meant he spent more than 100 hours a month on his cellphone.
( Martin Fricker, 21.05.2016 )

There is no solid evidence to suggest a link between cancer and mobiles.. The problem is they are now so widely used that if someone develops a brain tumour it’s almost certain they have been using a mobile.. That’s not to say that the phone caused it.. Very large studies around the world have not proved a link.. However, the flip-side of this is that there is no evidence there is not a link.
( Professor Malcolm Sperrin, 21.05.2016 )

Taking Statins May Help Cancer Survival ..
Taking statins to cut cholesterol may slash the risk of dying from four common cancers, a study claims.. Scientists discovered ‘striking’ reductions in death rates among cancer patients who also had a high cholesterol diagnosis.. They think treatment with statins is the most likely explanation.. The study found high cholesterol was associated with a 43% lower risk of dying of breast cancer, 47% from prostate cancer, 30% from bowel cancer and 22% from lung cancer.. Dr Paul Carter, of Aston University, Birmingham, who presented the study at a conference in Florence, Italy, said, “We think there’s a very strong possibly that statins are producing this effect.”.. Researchers analysed the health records of almost a million cancer patients admitted to UK hospitals between 2000 and 2013.
( Andrew Gregory, 09.07.2016 )

Advantage Lentil-Munchers ..
For the past few years I’ve been a veggie, leading to raised eyebrows from some carnivores, and abuse from others, who think you are trying to claim moral superiority .. Even though you’re not.. And then there’s the taunts: “Don’t you think carrots feel pain” is a favourite, often followed with “If not eating meat is so good for your body, how come you never see a top sports star living off only vegetables?”.. To which I’ve just discovered the perfect two-word riposte: Serena Williams.. Not just a veggie but a vegan.. And clearly the weakest, sickest-looking tennis player ever to batter her way to 22 Grand Slam titles.. Advantage lentil-munchers.
( Brian Reade, 16.07.2016 )

Every vegan seems to have their own lightbulb moment when something clicked and they stopped eating animal products.
( Cambridge University )

Insulin Pill May Be Available Soon ..
An insulin pill for diabetics could be on the market within a few years.
The capsule, set to do away with daily injections, is the first oral insulin treatment to reach the last stage of trials before being granted a licence.. Delivering insulin in tablet form is considered ‘the holy grail of diabetes research’.. Experts from Israel and the U.S. have developed a coating to protect the pill from digestive juices in the stomach and mouth together with an ‘acid neutralising’ chemical released once the pill hits the intestines.. Insulin is then absorbed into the bloodstream directly.. Injected insulin takes a more roundabout route through the blood stream making blood sugar difficult to control for some.
( Martyn Halle, 01.08.2016 )

Chickens today are bred exclusively for weight gain and fed a diet of grain, soya and chemical additives they would never have encountered in the wild. Eating chickens, or any ‘meat’, is a serious risk to our health.

Germs In Refillable Water Bottles ..
Refillable water bottles are crawling with so many germs they are a worse risk than licking your dog’s toy, a study has found.. Tests on four types of bottles used for a week without being washed found those with slide tops had the highest bacteria count – more than 900,000 per square centimetre.. And half the bugs had the potential to harm.. Squeeze tops had 162,000 units and screw tops just under 160,000.. Some held germs known to cause pneumonia, blood infections and antibiotic resistance.. The authors said drinking from refillable bottles can be ‘worse than licking your dog’s toy’ or ‘eating a meal from your pet’s dish’.. Straw tops fared far better at 25 units, with most bacteria harmless.. Researchers said: “Water drips to the bottom of the straw rather than sticking around to attract moisture-loving germs.”.. After the tests – on athletes’ bottles – Treadmill Reviews suggested washing them every time in a mild bleach solution.
( Nicola Bartlett, 12.08.2016 )

Which vegetable has 77% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C, is a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, fibre, vitamin B6, the list goes on ?
The answer:  Cauliflower.
( Saira Khan, 14.01.2018 )

No disease, including cancer, can exist in an alkaline environment.
( Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel Prize Winner in 1931 for proving that cancer can’t survive in an alkaline, oxygen rich environment, but thrives in an acidic, low oxygen environment )

Call For An Ambulance And You May Get A Fire Engine ..
The ambulance service is so over-stretched the Fire Brigade is being called out to more medical emergencies.. Latest figures show a 14% increase in the number of callouts with no blazes involved.. And deaths in those incidents where fire officers attended rather than paramedics have more than doubled in the past five years – rising by nearly two thirds last year alone.. The shock-data emerged as it was revealed how police had to take a heart attack victim to hospital because there were no ambulances available.
The Fire and Rescue service attended 173,759 non-fire incidents in 2016/2017 – 14% up on the previous year.. They included 5,088 fatalities, a 64% rise on 2015/16 and up 211% compared to five years ago.. The number of other casualties the brigade shipped to hospital last year from medical incidents where there was no ambulance was 32,928, a 21% increase on the previous year and 59% up on 2012.
( Keir Mudie, 28.01.2018 )

Owning A Dog Could Cut The Risk Of Early Death ..
Owning a dog after middle age could cut the risk of early death by 33%, a study claims.. Singletons aged 40 to 80 who had a pooch were also 11% less likely to suffer from heart disease.. And researchers, who studied 3.4 million people over 12 years, found dog owners in the age group were 36% less likely to die from a heart attack, circulation problems or strokes.
Senior author Tove Fall, of Uppsala University in Sweden, said, “We know that dog owners in general have a higher level of physical activity, which could be one explanation.. Other explanations include an increased well-being and social contacts or effects of the dog on the bacterial microbiome in the owner.”
The findings come after Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs, warned that loneliness is killing millions and is as dangerous as high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
( Martin Bagot, 18.11.2017 )

Standing Up For The Voiceless

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

Although fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, Britain has imported at least £650million worth of fur since then, according to Humane Society International UK.. The majority of the fur comes from farms overseas, including from China and eastern Europe.

The disgusting, blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry is concerned only with one thing..
Maximising profit, regardless of people’s health, and the social or environmental costs.

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

In their behaviour towards animals, farmers and the ‘meat’ industry are Nazis.

Cock-fighting was illegal in Oklahoma, USA until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti-cruelty laws.

The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefited from the treatment.
( James Randi )

We humans don’t even give token acknowledgement to the fact that we push animals off their lands.. We are the thieves and trespassers, not they.

Wildlife animals are being forced to live in closer proximity with humans.
With few alternatives available, they have no choice but to enter our towns, our gardens, and our parks, in search of food and shelter.

Animals Are Forced To Rely On Humans To Survive ..
In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest.. Raising their young, enjoying their native environments and following their natural instincts.. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive free in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible.. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.. But it is also important to stop manufacturing pets, thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive.
( PETA )

Every year, humans slaughter over ten times more chickens, cows and pigs for ‘food’ than there are people on Earth.

We vegans care about what we put in our bodies, and we don’t want animals to suffer for it.
( Rose Winfold )

If God created animals for us to eat, why did He make them with a brain attached to a central nervous system that allows them to feel pain in the same ways we do ?

Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages.. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans.. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow-humans.. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime.
( Frederic A. McGrand )

Standing up for the voiceless and what you believe in takes courage in a world determined to mock you for it.

Eating ‘Doctored’ Meat Is A Serious Health Risk ..
Animals in factory farms are injected with hormones and other chemicals to improve the output of meat. A cow who weighs 400 pounds is more valuable than one who weighs 300 pounds. Consequently, these animals become unhealthy, lame, and despondent. The products you find on your store shelves are optimised for taste. They include ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, added salt, and monosodium glutamate. For food aesthetics, they’re unnaturally dyed. There is nothing natural or healthy when you eat ‘doctored’ animal flesh. In fact, eating ‘meat’ has become a serious health risk.

If your happiness depends on the suffering of others just so you can eat them, you need to find a new happiness.

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters and all automobile accidents combined.. If beef is your idea of real food for real people, you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.
( Neal D. Barnard, M.D. )

How arrogant and how ignorant we are in believing we have the right and the authority to decide who is worthy of life.

‘Meat’ eaters are similar to drug addicts.. They will say anything to excuse and justify their habit, even if it’s hurting them and hurting others.

Results from animal tests are not transferable between species and therefore cannot guarantee product safety for humans.. In reality these tests do not provide protection for consumers from unsafe products, but rather they are used to protect corporations from legal liability.
( Herbert Gundersheimer, M.D. )

The majority of people have been desensitised and are so naive they genuinely have no idea of the horrors that take place in the meat industry, every moment of every day.

A Dangerous Level Of Antibiotics Used On Factory Farms In Asia ..
The use of antibiotics in factory farms in Asia is set to more than double in just over a decade, with potentially damaging effects on antibiotic resistance around the world. Factory farming of poultry in Asia is also increasing the threat of bird flu spreading beyond the region, with more deadly strains taking hold, according to a new report from a network of financial investors. Use of antibiotics in poultry and pig farms will increase by more than 120% in Asia by 2030, based on current trends. Half of all antibiotics globally are now consumed in China alone. The growth of Asian meat production in intensive units is also producing a rise in greenhouse gas emissions from the food chain, with emissions likely to rise by more than 360million tonnes, the equivalent of running 100 coal-fired power plants for a year. There are knock-on impacts such as deforestation, as China’s need for animal feed is responsible for more than a third of Brazil’s soybean production.
( Fiona Harvey, 14.08.2017 )

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird.. He was laying there and something struck me.. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning ?
( Marv Levy )

Humans .. The only animal in the world to fear.

An animal’s life has been sacrificed to bring you a meal.

Those who abuse and mistreat animals, those who work in slaughterhouses, are always found to be of low intelligence and morally deficient.
( Rose Winfold )

The attitude of the farmer and the medical research scientist is ..
“Nothing matters but the convenience of man.”

Diseases From Factory Farms May End Up On Your Plate ..
Chickens, cows, pigs, turkeys, and other sentient creatures are brought into this world by humans with no purpose other than to be brutally killed. As factory farming becomes more efficient, more animals are killed within shorter time periods. Factory farming efficiency results in the pain, degradation, and slaughter of millions of animals. The animals are forced to live in squalid conditions that result in severe injury, debilitating disease, no social outlet, no fresh air, and other depravities.
No animal deserves to be treated so cruelly, yet that’s how these companies make their huge profits. Commercial factory farms take up land we could use for housing, reforestation, and enabling the natural lives of animals indigenous to various parts of the world. Much of the grain production goes toward feeding the animals who are eventually slaughtered rather than into vegetarian and vegan products that humans could consume. Factory farms and slaughterhouses are rife with bacteria and other germs. Animals stand in their own filth, suffer from untreated disease, and pass diseases easily due to close quarters and continuous confinement. Those diseases can easily wind up on your plate.

The suffering which some people deliberately inflict upon animals is beyond the understanding of all good, decent people.

Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.
( Jane Goodall )

Why do so many people believe themselves to be superior to other sentient beings by thinking their palate pleasure is more important than their lives.

Animals should not require the permission from humans to live on Earth .

The Endless Suffering That Supports Our Society ..
At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans.. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion.. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.
( Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )

The Will Of A Dog ..
When I die, please do not say, “I will never have another pet.”
Instead, go and find an unloved shelter dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.. The place I had in my human’s loving heart, my happy home, my cozy bed, and all my toys.

If any kid realised what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.. I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personality of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
( James Cromwell )

If your personal choices have a victim..
It is no longer a personal choice.

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given.. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer.. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild lifes become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
( Anton Chekhov )

You say a vegan diet is extreme, but when I search for videos of your ‘food’ being produced, I see ‘Graphic Content’ warnings.

The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports.
( Lord George Gordon Byron )

The majority of the population are either deluded or just don’t care about the suffering and the killing.

I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection.
I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretence of sparing me a twinge or two.
( Robert Browning )

Please Don’t Harm Me Or My Family ..
I am America’s only native marsupial.. I am an Opossum.
Some people think I look like a rat, but I am more closely related to the kangaroo and koala bears, who are also marsupials.. I clean up your environment, eat ticks, and keep snakes away.. If you leave out food, I will eat it.. I get hungry too.. I don’t have an easy life, so if you can leave table scraps and water outside for me, that would be a great help for me and my family.
I may look scary, but I don’t have rabies, and I will do you no harm.
Please don’t harm me or my family.

What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.
( Leo Tolstoy )

When they say :
“Please, I don’t want to watch or know about the way animals suffer to become food on my plate.”
What they really mean is :
“Please don’t tell me, because I want to keep continuing what I do, and I do not want to sacrifice my pleasure for their pain.”

Eating meat is the most disgusting thing I can think of.
It’s like biting into your grandmother.
( Morrissey )

If you care about ‘farm’ animals, or wildlife, or your health, or the planet, or the lakes and rivers and oceans, or the rainforests, are just a few of the minor reasons for being a vegan or vegetarian.

If man wants freedom, why keep birds and animals in cages ?
Truly, man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them.
We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
I have since an early age abjured the use of meat.
( Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519 )

Hiding behind culture, tradition, or religious rituals to justify the torture and the murder of innocent animals are heinous acts by cowards, worthless lumps of human nothingness.

Should Children Be Taken On School Trips To Abattoirs ? ..
TV star Ellie Harrison has called for children to be taken on school trips to abattoirs so they can see where their meat really comes from.. The Countryfile host believes the visits would let pupils decide whether they still want to eat meat.. Ellie said, “To my knowledge, there are no abattoirs open to the public or school trips.. I think it’s a shame.. It’s the last connection to our food that’s missing amid the resurgence of interest in food provenance.”.. Despite fronting a programme about farming, Ellie revealed she often struggles with eating meat.. She told Countryfile Magazine, “Pigs I’ve observed have traits of intelligence on a par with dogs.. Lambs are uncomfortably young when they go to slaughter and it’s noted at the market shed that ewes mourn for several nights.. Am I ok with that ? No.”
( Tom Bryant, 09.04.2016 )

If you want to drink milk, then baby animals have to die.
The choice is that simple.. The choice is yours.

Go to a slaughterhouse and tell them why their lives have no value.

There are two hells.. One humans fear and one animals endure.
( Rose Winfold )

If every meal you eat involves the misery and suffering of animals..
Then in what sense are you leading a compassionate life ?

He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man.
He who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck.
He who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood.
He who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol.
These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
( Isaiah 66.3 )

Lives Are Being Lost

We Are Losing The Battle Against Childhood Cancer ..
A terrifying 40% rise in children’s cancer is being blamed on modern life.
Experts warned of a cancer epidemic and identified fast food, computer tablets, mobile phones, car emissions and cleaning agents as contributing factors.
The huge rise, revealed in Child Cancer Awareness Month, means that 1,300 more children are affected each year than in 1998.. The stark news comes from the charity Children with Cancer UK, which demands the Government acts to ensure parents and parents-to-be are aware of wide-ranging lifestyle dangers.
Alasdair Philips, the charity’s trustee and science advisor says, “We are losing the battle against childhood cancer. It is so many lives lost, so many futures unfulfilled, so many devastated families.”
( Emily Retter, 04.09.2016 )

Humiliation Of Mixed-Sex Hospital Wards ..
The number of patients enduring the humiliation of mixed-sex hospital wards has soared by almost 50% under Theresa May… More than 8,500 patients were put in such wards during the Prime Minister’s first year at No 10, up on 5,700 the year before.. Hospitals are fined £250 per patient per day for breaching rules on keeping patients on single-sex wards.. The Tories vowed to eliminate mixed-sex wards completely in both their 2010 and 2015 manifestos but the pledge had vanished when it came to this year’s election.. From July last year, when Mrs May first moved to Downing Street, until June this year there were 8,546 instances of mixed-sex ward use – up 49% on the 5,720 in the year before.
Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders said, “Patients expect dignity and respect in hospital but this Government is letting them down.”.
Norman Lamb, the Lib Dem health spokesman, added, “It’s an utter scandal and an affront to basic human dignity. We need to make sure the Tories start properly funding the NHS to end this intolerable practise.”
( An extract from an article by Andrew Gregory, 22.07.2017 )

Palm oil, used in crisps and chocolate, was found to cause the cancer protein CD36 to spread, says a study in the journal Nature.
( Metro, 08.12.2016 )

Duty NHS Doctors Treating Private Patients ..
A surgeon claims his NHS Trust spent £1million fighting him after he blew the whistle on malpractice.. James Akinwunmi, 52, said emergency cases were turned away as duty doctors treated private patients and that some staff fraudulently claimed double pay.. But he was fired – his marriage collapsed and his kids became estranged.. The neurosurgeon at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, spent £100,000 clearing his name.. Now the Trust has lost an appeal against an unfair dismissal ruling.
( Sunday Mirror, 23.07.2017 )

A Daily Aspirin Is Worth The Risk ..
The benefits of an aspirin a day outweigh the risks , according to new research.
Although the drug raises the chance of stomach bleeding, the bleeds are less serious than those that can occur in people not taking the drug, said the study.. Aspirin is already known to cut heart disease and cancer.
Professor Peter Elwood, of Cardiff University, said he hoped the research will lead to wider use of aspirin among the elderly.
( Daily Mirror, 02.12.2016 )

Could Liquid Aspirin Fight Brain Tumours ? ..
Aspirin is a very simple substance.. It’s chemical structure is so tiny that, compared to molecular monsters like proteins and carbohydrates, it can cross the ‘blood-brain barrier’ – an obstacle that has so far stopped cancer drugs reaching and attacking brain tumours.
Scientists say the results of early tests show a drink of liquid aspirin is ten times more effective than any existing chemotherapy drug at killing brain cancer cells and could save the lives of thousands of brain cancer patients.. The hope is liquid aspirin could be bolted on to cancer drugs to form powerful combinations to attack brain tumours.. This Portsmouth University research has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ by experts.
( Dr Miriam Stoppard, 02.12.2016 )

More Children Suffer From ‘Obesity’ Disease ..
Toddlers are being treated in hospital for a killer liver condition linked to obesity and fizzy drinks.. Alarming new figures show the number of under-18s admitted in England with fatty liver disease has more than doubled in five years.. Last year 185 kids were treated – including 27 not yet of school age.. The stats from NHS Digital likely show the tip of the iceberg, as only the worst cases end up in hospital.
Dr Jude Oben, a consultant liver specialist at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. said medics had an ‘epidemic’ on their hands.. The condition is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr Oben added, “You can be carrying the problem possibly for years before you start to feel unwell and by then you will have done some serious damage to your liver.”.. A recent study at the University of Southampton found children who consumed excessive amounts of fructose were more likely to have the advanced form of fatty liver disease.. Just one 500ml bottle of cola can contain double the recommended daily amount for children.. Jane DeVille-Almond, of the British Obesity Society, said, “It drives me mad that parents are so reluctant to see their kids are becoming obese because of what they are feeding them. Giving them treats like fizzy drinks is not kind, it is killing them.”
( An extract from an article by Nicola Fifield and Martyn Halle, 02.04.2017 )

Hidden Benefits Of Statins ..
Several studies have suggested that statins may cut the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.. One in journal Neurology found taking them for at least two years reduced the risk by 15% for women and by 12% for men.
A study found statins could cut the chances of dying from breast cancer by 43%, prostate by 47%, bowel by 30% and lung by 22%.
Better Eye Health Research has found a link between statin use and a decreased risk of eye cataracts.. Studies have found patients who take statins significantly lower the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
( Sunday Mirror, 07.05.2017 )

Lives Are being Lost ..
The former head of the Army has blasted defence chiefs for failing troops with post-traumatic stress disorder, leaving them to rely on a charity helpline instead.
General Sir Richard Dannatt said, “Lives are being lost.. We cannot penny pinch or seek efficiencies where the lives of our people are at stake.. The Government’s failure to support our troops is a breach of the Armed Forces Covenant.. In 1917, they didn’t understand shell shock, but in 2017 we do understand PTSD.”
A major study has found recent wars, including Iraq and Afghanistan, left 83,000 British troops physically or mentally scarred.
( Sean Rayment and Dan Warburton, July 2017 )

Medical Staff Leaving The NHS ..
The number of stressed workers quitting the NHS has more than doubled in just four years.. New figures show nearly 14,000 staff left last year because they wanted a better work-life balance.. In 2011/2012 the figure was 6,727.. The number who left for health reasons also soared, from 2,138 four years ago to 3,068 last year.
Unions say the NHS is spending millions on agency staff to plug gaps and claim patients will be at risk from dangerous staff levels.. Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows nearly 67,000 clinical staff, including 15,656 doctors and 31,546 nurses, left the NHS last year.
( Nicola Fifield, 12.06.2016 )

Tories Have Never Liked The NHS ..
It’s been said that the Government doesn’t have a plan for the NHS. I disagree.
It has been clear for some time that the Government has been on a rubber-stamped mission to run the NHS into the ground. Tories have never liked the NHS. They have serially failed to understand that Health and Education are the two fundamental requirements of a civilised society. The warning signs have been festering and growing since 1979, the ominous year that witnessed Margaret Thatcher’s ascendancy to Prime Minister. I was training within the NHS as a radiographer at the time and witnessed the implementation of her 1980 Health Services Act, which encouraged people to use private medical services.
I witnessed the queues growing as those who could afford to pay for those services in NHS hospitals jumped to the head of the line. Waiting lists increased. Wards closed. Agency staff were hired at £200 per shift, a fortune back then. The public remained committed to the NHS even as concern about the level of spending grew. There was talk of the ageing population and increasing reliance on costly new technology, as well as the need for increased funding. It all has a depressingly familiar ring about it, doesn’t it ?
( Fiona Phillips, 14.01.2017 )

Is Eating ‘Meat’ Killing Us ?

All fresh meat is eaten in a state of decay. The process may not have proceeded so far that the dull human nose can discover it, but a carrion bird or a carrion fly can smell it from afar.
( John Harvey Kellogg )

Is Meat Killing Us ? ..
In a paper entitled ‘Is Meat Killing Us ?’, doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona said a vegan diet had been shown to “reverse” cardiovascular disease, reduce blood pressure and the risk of getting diabetes.. The review, published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, covered studies that looked at the health of a total of 1.5 million people.. A vegan diet has been shown to improve several parameters of health, including reversal of CVD, decreased body-mass index, decreased risk of diabetes, and decreased blood pressure in smaller studies.
A 2003 study found a “decreased risk of 25% to nearly 50% of all-cause mortality for very low meat intake compared with higher meat intake.
Lynne Elliot, chief executive of the Vegetarian Society, said the tide of public opinion was moving in their direction.. She pointed to the British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey which found three in 10 people in Britain said they had reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past 12 months with 58% citing “health reasons”.. “For people who want to improve their health, plant-based eating has a lot to offer,” she said in a statement.. “This global review comparing meat and vegetarian diets appears to confirm the findings of similar British studies.. Vegetarians have lower rates of significant health problems such as cancer (10% lower) and heart disease (32% lower).. But UK studies also indicate that in addition vegetarians have lower rates of other common illnesses such as diabetes, kidney stones and high-blood pressure.”
( Ian Johnston, Science Correspondent, The Independent, May 2016 )

Humans Are Not Natural Carnivores ..
Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores.. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us, because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores.
( Dr William C. Roberts )

It’s The Way Things Are ..
We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because “it’s the way things are”.. When our attitudes and behaviours towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities.. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don’t even know why.. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy, yet most of us don’t spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why.. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone.. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it’s the way things are, clearly something is amiss.
( Melanie Joy )

When I was old enough to realise all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.
( River Phoenix, 1970-1993 )

Red Meat Is Strongly Linked To Bowel Cancer ..
Oxford University’s heart unit analysed the health consequences of a range of diets, concluding that eating meat no more than three times a week would prevent 31,000 deaths from heart disease, 9,000 deaths from cancer and 5,000 deaths from strokes each year.. In health terms, red meat is strongly linked with bowel cancer, while meat and dairy products high in saturated fat are causes of obesity and heart disease.. Environmentally, South American rainforests are being cleared, releasing climate change emissions, to grow animal feed and rear cattle for export to Europe.
( Martin Hickman, The Independent, 18.10.2010 )

Humans Are Not Designed To Eat Meat ..
Humans aren’t physiologically designed to eat meat.. I think the evidence is pretty clear.. If you look at various characteristics of carnivores versus herbivores, it doesn’t take a genius to see where humans line up.. A herbivore’s intestines are 12 times its body length, and humans are closer to herbivores.. Both get vitamin C from their diets (carnivores make it internally).. Both sip water, not lap it up with their tongues.. Both cool their bodies by perspiring (carnivores pant).
( William C. Roberts, Cardiologist )

Our Evolution And Physiology Are Herbivorous ..
Like the intestines of other herbivores, human intestines are very long.
Carnivores have short intestines so they can quickly get rid of all that rotting flesh they eat.. Human hands are perfect for grabbing and picking fruits and vegetables.. Most humans are “behavioural omnivores” — that is, we eat meat, so that defines us as omnivorous.. But our evolution and physiology are herbivorous, and ample science proves that when we choose to eat meat, that causes problems, from decreased energy and a need for more sleep up to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Scientists have been warning of the health risks of eating red and processed meat for some years with evidence pointing to them containing chemicals that can cause cancer.
( Ruki Sayid, 24.10.2015 )

Eating Red Meat Contributes To Premature Death ..
A study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers, published in March 2012, found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and cancer mortality.. The results also showed that substituting other healthy protein sources, such as fish, poultry, nuts, and legumes, was associated with a lower risk of mortality.. The study adds more evidence to the health risks of eating high amounts of red meat, which has been associated with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers in other studies.
The study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death.. Choosing more healthful sources of protein in place of red meat can confer significant health benefits by reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality.
Support for the study was provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute.

Processed Meat And Red Meat May Cause Cancer ..
Bacon, burgers and sausages are deemed to be as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, according to global health chiefs.. The warning saw processed meat added to the list of items classified as carcingogenic to humans by the World Health Organisation.. It means dietary favourites, including salami, chorizo and smoked ham, rank alongside arsenic and asbestos, when it comes to the potential cancer risk.. Officials said just 50g of processed meat a day – less than one sausage – increases the risk of bowel cancer by almost a fifth.
The report also classified red meat as ‘probably carcinogenic’ – one rank below – but added that it had some nutritional benefits.. Experts are now urging the public to avoid processed meat where possible and to have a bean salad for lunch rather than a bacon sandwich.. Processed meat has been preserved, for example by smoking, and includes ham and pate, as well as burgers and mince if they have been preserved using salt or chemical additives.. Experts think the substances added during processing cause cancer.. These include preservatives such as nitrates and nitrites – as well as substantial amounts of salt.. Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic, based on sufficient evidence in humans that consumption causes specifically colorectal or bowel cancer, they concluded.. The classification of red meat as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ was observed mainly in relation to colorectal cancer, but links were also seen for pancreatic and prostate cancer.
( MailOnline, 28.10.2015 )

A Serious Public Health And Environmental Justice Issue ..
Animal agriculture is an extremely cruel, inefficient, and resource-intensive way to produce food for the growing human population. It pollutes our environment while consuming huge quantities of water, grain, petroleum, and pesticides. It also subjects animals to extreme confinement, mutilations without painkillers, and ruthless slaughter. But industrial animal farms aren’t just awful for animals and the planet; they’re also a serious public health and environmental justice issue for nearby communities. People living near factory farms have complained that farmers spray faeces and urine into the air to “dispose of” the waste.
The Natural Resources Defence Council states: People who live near or work at factory farms breathe in hundreds of gases, which are formed as manure decomposes. For instance, one gas released by the lagoons, hydrogen sulfide, is dangerous even at low levels. Its effects, which are irreversible, range from sore throat to seizures, comas and even death. More often than not, these facilities are built near low-income communities and communities of colour. While the grave consequences of factory farming are vast, we all have the power to create a better world every time we sit down to eat. By choosing delicious vegan foods, we can stand up for vulnerable communities who suffer discrimination, spare countless animals a lifetime of misery, and stop wasting resources.
( Sarah Von Alt, 27.02.2017 )

Drug-Stuffed, Disease-Ridden, Shit-Contaminated ..
Scientific studies and government records suggest that virtually all (upwards of 95% of) chickens become infected with E. coli (an indicator of fecal contamination) and between 39 and 75% of chickens in retail stores are still infected.. Around 8% of birds become infected with salmonella (down from several years ago, when at least one in four birds was infected, which still occurs on some farms).. Seventy to 90% are infected with another potentially deadly pathogen, campylobacter.. Chlorine baths are commonly used to remove slime, odour, and bacteria. Of course, consumers might notice that their chickens don’t taste quite right – how good could a drug-stuffed, disease-ridden, shit-contaminated animal possibly taste?.. But the birds will be injected (or otherwise pumped up) with “broths” and salty solutions to give them what we have come to think of as the chicken look, smell, and taste.
A recent study by Consumer Reports found that chicken and turkey products, many labeled as natural, “ballooned with 10 to 30% of their weight as broth, flavouring, or water.”
( Jonathan Safran Foer )

Meat Consumption And Cancer Risk ..
The World Health Organisation has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30% of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20% in developing countries.. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat were much less likely to develop the disease.. Large studies in England and Germany showed that vegetarians were about 40% less likely to develop cancer compared to meat eaters.. Two themes consistently emerge from studies of cancer from many sites : vegetables and fruits help to reduce risk, while meat, animal products, and other fatty foods are frequently found to increase risk.. Consumption of dietary fat drives production of hormones, which, in turn, promotes growth of cancer cells in hormone-sensitive organs such as the breast and prostate.. Meat is devoid of the protective effects of fibre, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other helpful nutrients, and it contains high concentrations of saturated fat and potentially carcinogenic compounds, which may increase one’s risk of developing many different kinds of cancer.
( Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine )

Hamburger steak is carrion, and quite unfit for food except by a turkey buzzard, a hyena, or some other scavenger.
( John Harvey Kellogg )