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Avoiding meat avoids scandal

Published 12/05/2014

WHEN it comes to showing respect for animals which are raised and killed for food, there is only one label that really matters: vegan.

The actual slaughter is only part of the long and cruel process of modern meat production.

The vast majority of the one billion animals eaten every year in the UK are raised on filthy, crowded factory farms, where they are crammed by the thousands into windowless sheds, wire cages and crates. All of this contradicts the basic principles of compassion and reverence for life shared by most religions.

The solution to avoid scandals is to eat plant-based meals, which are kinder to the environment, our bodies and animals.

BEN WILLIAMSON

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals

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