To begin with, I must admit that all people, including black people, obviously have the right to eat whatever they want.
But because I love black people so much, I want them to live a long and healthy life. And because I love animals so much, I want them to live a long and healthy life too.
By the way, when I say “animals”, I mean sentient creatures. And when I say sentient creatures, I mean humans, dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, fish, and all other species that objectively and demonstrably feel pain, experience trauma, experience fear, grieve separation, and grieve. lost. For example, while many African-Americans would happily eat a baby cow, that is, a calf, in the form of a calf, how many of them would eat a kitten or puppy? Well, people eat cats in India, China, and dozens of other “civilized” countries, and they eat dogs in Switzerland, Vietnam, and dozens of other “civilized” countries.
Disgusting, you say? Repulsive, you say? Inhuman, you say? Well, you’re right.
But in India and Nepal, where cow slaughter and beef consumption are unconstitutional, people would view “civilized” Americans as savages.
In addition to the inhumanity of eating animals, there are the dangers to the health of black people. For example, we disproportionately suffer from high blood pressure, clogged arteries, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and cancer. And the contaminated, processed and traumatized meat of sentient creatures promotes and aggravates each of these debilitating and deadly diseases.
As a lawyer, I remember being trained in law school to make the most persuasive argument based on the facts available. But before I present ten of the many persuasive arguments I have for why black people should go vegan, I must first define “veganism.”
Many people confuse veganism with vegetarianism, but they are definitely not the same thing. While vegetarians don’t eat any kind of meat, they do eat dairy and some other animal by-products. But vegans do not eat any type of meat or any type of animal by-product.
Having said that, let me present those ten persuasive arguments:
1. A vegan has hundreds of absolutely delicious food, dessert, and snack options while promoting black businesses at the same time.
Visit the awesome Black owned and operated Go Vegan Philly website at goveganphilly.org, the awesome Black owned and operated Nile Cafe website at nilevegancafe.com, and the awesome Everything Legendary website at black owned and operated, at bestburger.golegendary.com.
2. Trust the science.
The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the British Dietetic Association, as reported on vegansociety.com, acknowledge that well-planned vegan diets “are suitable for all ages and stages of life. Some research has linked vegan diets to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.”
3. Save your heart.
As made clear on eatthis.com, “A 2017 study by the American Heart Association found that those who ate primarily plant-based foods [i.e., vegan] diet had a 42 percent lower risk of developing heart failure.
4. Save the environment.
As vegansociety.com documents, “While world population has doubled since the 1960s, world meat production has quadrupled. In certain areas, livestock production has increased massively; There are now 4½ times more tons of pork produced in 2013 compared to 1961, while global chicken production has increased almost 13 times. These distressing numbers are growing. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that by 2050, global meat production will nearly double…. This trend will continue to contribute to global warming, widespread pollution, deforestation, land degradation, water scarcity, and species extinction. More animals means more crops are needed to feed them: the planet cannot feed growing human and farm animal populations, especially when there will be 2-4 billion more human mouths to feed by 2050.”
5. Save and lengthen your life.
In 2018, The Lancet, which is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal founded in 1823, published a report, as mentioned on eatthis.com, which concluded that “Those who ate animal-based diets had a longer life expectancy.” shorter than those who ate plant-based [i.e., vegan] Sources of protein and fat. In fact, there was almost a 20% decrease in the risk of death.”
6. You can lose weight much faster and easier.
Healthline.com notes that “vegan diets are known to help people lose weight.” And sciencedirect.com notes that “vegan diets are more effective for weight loss than other diets.”
7. Veganism is becoming smartly popular.
Rush University System for Health reports that “More people are adopting a vegan or plant-based diet every day.” Also, “According to a 2019 article in The Economist, 25% of Americans ages 25-34 say they are vegan or vegetarian.” Additionally, Chef’s Pencil, which describes itself as a valuable resource for recipes from professional chefs, states that “interest in veganism reached an all-time high in 2020.”
8. Vegan options are very easy to find.
You can get them at KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Chipotle, Taco Bell, Subway, Five Guys, Qdoba, Chick-Fil-A, White Castle, Hardee’s , Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Dairy Queen, Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin-Robbins and many other places locally and nationally. (And don’t forget the aforementioned black-owned and operated goveganphilly.org, nilevegancafe.com, and bestburger.golegendary.com.)
9. A proper vegan diet is rich in protein.
People who say they need to eat meat because that’s the only source of protein for humans are simply wrong. As Rush University System made clear, “Animals are not the only sources of protein. Soy products (eg, tofu and edamame) are also packed with protein. Other good sources include seitan…, chickpeas, lentils, and nutritional yeast.” In fact, many meatless foods have more protein than certain meat-based foods, or at least as much protein as them. Among many others, they include black beans, brown rice, spinach, lentils, tempeh, soybeans, quinoa, peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
10. You can look good on the outside by dressing stylishly (no blood on your hands or anywhere else on your body).
Look at the photo in this article. Also, check out stylish cruelty-free clothing at wills-vegan-store.com. That’s exactly where I get most of the shoes and belts I wear in court to impress juries.
In conclusion, I must mention this: As you eat your next chicken wing like a “civilized” person in America, imagine “civilized” people in India, China, Switzerland, Vietnam, and dozens of other countries eating your puppy or kitten. .
Doesn’t taste so good now, huh?