If you're an animal lover, consider the moral aspect. Last year in the U.S. alone, 10 billion animals were killed for food - that includes cows, chicken, turkeys, pigs, sheep, duck etc but excludes fish. Each of those animals lived a miserable life in a factory or feedlot and died in excruciating pain and extreme terror. Slaughterhouses are hell on earth which is why people who work there have the highest level of suicide of any profession on earth. Abstaining from consumption of animal products helps reduce animal suffering more than any other act.

Becoming vegetarian/vegan involves considering the ethics of eating meat. The number of animals killed for food in the US for 2003 is comprised of 41.2 million cattle and calves, 133 million pigs, 4.1 million sheep, 291 million turkeys, 25.5 million ducks, 9,144 million broilers, 425 million laying hens.

The number of fish exceeds this total number.

An average U.S. resident in a 77 year lifetime eats:-

11 cows,
32 pigs and sheep,
2,660 turkeys chickens and ducks and
uncounted numbers of fish.

The worldwide number of animals killed for food in 2002 was 51.2 billion according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization which included:-

305 million cattle, buffalo and calves
1.2 billion pigs
813 million sheep and goats
49 billion chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese.

These figures exclude deaths in small countries that do not report at all. See www.wfad.org/mediacenter.htm

By adopting the recipes in The Essential Oil Cookbook you will be eliminating/minimising the amount of animals being killed for food/suffering in factory farms (such as dairy factories). Some excellent books to read on the subject are:-

Diet for a New America by John Robbins

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Eric Marcus

Prisoned Chickens Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry by Karen Davis

Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz

"You have just dined and, however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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