We should consider ourselves lucky, for being born in the human form, instead in the form of animals. And we are also lucky enough to be able to decide to become vegan and not belonging to the species that torture other species or pay others to torture them.
It is a facts that over 60 billion animals are farmed and killed for food each year.
Massive breeding of animals has various repercussions, such us:
animal husbandry destroys soil, contributes to greenhouse effect, pollutes water sources and suppresses biodiversity
8% of the water used by humans is used by livestock
18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are generated by livestock
(traffic emits 13.5% of greenhouse gases)
20% of terrestrial animal biomass comes from livestock
26% of the Earth’s surface which is not under the ice is occupied by livestock
30% of the land once inhabited by wild animals is now used by livestock
33% of the crop goes to the livestock production
37% of anthropogenic methane emissions are generated by the livestock sector
37% of pesticides (produced on Earth) are consumed in livestock farming
50% of antibiotics (produced on Earth) are consumed in livestock farming
65% of anthropogenic nitric oxide emissions come from the livestock sector
70% of arable land is occupied by animal husbandry for animal feed production
70% of the deforestation in the Amazon area are now pastures
Animal husbandry destroys soil, contributes to greenhouse effect, pollutes water sources and suppresses biodiversity
Apart from these facts, the most important thing is how a non-animal based diet would make us feel: we would become healthier, look better and have as much energy as we did when we ate meat.
And finally there is this feeling that you have done something for animals and for the Earth which is especially is satisfying.