The ash Wednesday heralds the start of a year, the almost time. Many people do not until good Friday on Sweets, alcohol or meat. The below arguments may facilitate the renunciation of animal products:

1) Of each slaughtered animal will be much

wasted lands, Only slightly more than half of the slaughter animal after slaughter as meat and sausage consumers. In cattle it is only 37 percent. And of the consumption Share is still thrown away.


meat and sausage for the trash can: So much the Germans throw from the annual slaughter volume in the trash.

©Heinrich Böll Foundation

In the supermarket there is – in the literal sense – to buy all the fillet pieces: chops, cutlets, or Fillets, while poultry legs and wings. Products and recipes, aimed at maximum processing of an animal, such as blood sausage, are declined in recent decades in this country. Is bought, what is considered as a precious – apply by-products of slaughter such as kidney, brain or tongue as inferior. A luxury that people outside of the rich industrial regions in the rule can not afford.

2) avoiding meat consumption helps to protect the climate, air, and soils

“The bulk of the livestock shows will follow. Nitrates in the soil, ammonia in the air,” it says in the “meat Atlas Regional” of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. In Detail this means: Too much manure on the fields leads to the oversaturation of the soils with nutrients and deteriorates the water quality.


meat production and nitrogen load in selected European countries.

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The high meat consumption of the Germans and the necessary use of soy in animal feeding also increase the emissions of greenhouse gases and promote the area consumption in the world, for example, for soybean cultivation in South America. Cattle also methane. The FAO, the food and nutrition organization of the United Nations, comes to the surprising result that the livestock sector globally is for 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions – this is about as much as the entire transport sector, so all the cars, Trucks, airplanes, tractors.

3) By the mass consumption of meat, mainly to the benefit of mega-breeders and small farms going out of business

meat production was a labor-intensive and respected craft. Meanwhile, the majority of meat demand is produced in quasi-industrial.


Small: The graphic shows the development of peasant farms in the area countries.

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most of the often low-paid workers in the battle Atlas of South East Europeans who are being exploited by dubious intermediaries are stations according to the Flesh. This type of production leads to price dumping, in the case of the small Farms that produce according to appropriate standards, can not keep up. More and more farms will have to give up. Although many consumers Express a willingness to want to for regional organically grown meat is also more money to spend – the mass buys, nevertheless, the cheap meat from the supermarket.

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do you eat enough

the Who wants to lose weight, you must eat. And a minimum of 1200 calories per day, those who eat including, signals the body that it is starving. The Result? The metabolism is down, screwed, and burned fewer calories. If you eat later, back to normal, the pounds in no time again – the yo-Yo effect occurs.

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ROA, with dpa-Material