Lent lasts around 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It has a deep meaning for people following the Christian religion, as they stop doing something or the other that they love to honor the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ. While some stop eating sweets for it, others sacrifice bigger, more meaningful products.
If you will also exclude animal flesh, fish, egg, and milk for Lent, then you would profoundly affect the remaining parts of the globe. Eating cruelty-free, plant-based food means saving lives, controlling climate change, and fighting poverty. Therefore, you will have a clearer conscience.
Reasons To Become A Vegan For This Lent
To Save Many Gallons Of Precious Water
Producing one pound of animal flesh requires around 7,000 liters of water. That is almost the same amount of water as 20 full baths.
To Save Some Animals’ Lives
The factory farming industry practices are different from the way in which Jesus told human beings to take care of ‘the least of these’ in the midst of us. Factory farm animals experience torment and fear at all times. They often lack the space to even lie down or turn around comfortably.
To Preserve Forest
Many acres of forests in the United States of America were cleared for growing crops to feed farmed animals. Following a fully plant-based meal eating pattern will aid in saving around 30 square feet of forest daily. It is high time we do our part to deal with deforestation across the world.
To Keep CO2 From Getting Into The Atmosphere
Animal agriculture accounts for much more greenhouse gas emissions as compared to all the transportation systems in the world put together. Going vegan will aid in preventing around 1,000 pounds of CO2 from reaching the atmosphere.
To Spare Big Ocean Animals’ Lives
Fishing practices account for the deaths of millions of sharks, plus thousands of whales, seals and dolphins each year.
To Help Feed Other Human Beings
It is a very ineffective move to raise animals just for human food. Just a small portion of the calorie in each kilogram of the food that we feed farmed animals, comes back as edible flesh. Therefore, do not feed considerable quantities of soybeans, corn and grain to those animals. Instead, consider giving it to the poor and hungry. That would be another kind move to make this Lent.