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:-
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
| 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