VENT:: Meat provides a vitamin b-12 that aids in cell health and development. It also provides a special type of protein and amino acids that break down easier. Though there are proteins in fruit and vegetables. You need the specific protein that only meat can provide the purpose of the creation of vegetarians and vegans is because ppl became aware of what happens to animals. Not cause healthier.
1. Vitamin B12 is the only known vitamin to be produced in nature exclusively by micro organisms— not by plants or animals. That’s correct. It ends up in animals and animal products because it’s digested.
2. It’s not only found inside animals digestive systems. However, if you look at the digestive system of cows, for example, they are not monogastric like us. Their stomachs have four parts and they rely on microbial fermentation to break down all that roughage they eat.
3. Our species does also have bacteria producing vitamin B12 in our digestive systems. If you ate no vitamin B12, you would still find it in your faeces. But it’s not absorbed where it needs to be, in your ileum, because it has go to through a process to get to the point where it can be used there. If we lived in nature, didn’t live quite as clean as we do now, and drank untreated drinking water, we would likely pick up the incredibly small amount of vitamin B12 that’s needed.
4. B12 from meat isn’t necessarily efficient. When you reach your 50’s, your doctor may advise you to supplement vitamin B12 because of changes in your body that make it more difficult to digest the vitamin out of animal products. I’ve read that if we lived long enough, eventually everyone would be vitamin B12 deficient. There are also other things that can complicate the digestion of B12.
5. Meat does not produce B12. It ends up in animal tissue only because the animals digest it. It mostly ends up in the liver, just as it does in our bodies. Some supplements even list dried liver as the source of their B12.
6. There are supplements of B12 made from the products of bacterial fermentation, without having to pass them through an animal to get it.
7. Believe it or not, with modern agriculture, you may be surprised to know that animals can be B12 deficient, and are fed cobalt in their dietary supplements or given vitamin B12. Don’t take my word for it. Take the word from the cattle industry.
"But while the rumen provides for much of the cows B vitamin requirements, many circumstances indicate a need for supplementation. The lack of a trace mineral, cobalt, can result in a vitamin B12 deficiency in cattle. This is because cobalt is a part of the vitamin B12 compound and is essential for rumen bacteria to manufacture this vitamin."
Why Organic Meat, Dairy and Eggs Are Not Sustainable
Considerably more land is required to produce organic meat, dairy and eggs than inorganic — in some cases more than double. This higher land use is associated with higher emissions of harmful substances like ammonia, phosphate equivalents, and carbon dioxide equivalents. Grass-fed, organic cattle generate four times the methane that grain-fed, inorganic cattle do.
Then there’s the water: pound for pound, it takes up to one hundred times more water to produce animal protein than grain protein. The 3 million gallons used to raise a single, half-ton beef steer would comfortably float a battleship. Organic cattle require 10 percent less water than inorganic but still need 2.7 million gallons each during their lives, enough to fill 130 residential swimming pools.
In light of the orders-of-magnitude difference in water needed to raise plant and animal protein, does a 10 percent savings for organic cattle really matter? Looked at another way, if Fred litters ten times a day while Mary litters only nine times, is Mary’s behavior really good for the environment? The value of such comparisons is dubious.
"Chegan (pronounced chee-gen) is slang for a cheating vegan. It describes someone who eats vegan nearly all the time, but deliberately slips up—probably most often in the presence of pizza or ice cream (see: Bill Clinton). Other chegans are stricter about avoiding visible quantities of animal products, but are inclined to say “fuck it” when the substance in question is a food’s nineteenth ingredient.
Predictably, many Level 5 Vegans view chegans as the worst kinds of heretics, and reserve for them a level of scorn they’d never heap upon someone who ate meat by the cartload (see: Vegan Police). This of course makes no sense, as people who are decidedly on the vegan end of the spectrum ought to be commended for all they’re doing to minimize their consumption of animal products.
Rest assured that the meat industry is at least as threatened by chegans as vegans. After all, the industry as we know it will collapse once the majority of people refuse to make animal products a significant part of their diet. And pragmatists are inherently more likely than perfectionists to sway the outcome of crucial battles.
Note: the author is an (only occasionally insufferable) Level 5 Vegan who believes chegans will be decisive in wiping out animal agribusiness.”«
“I’m just a regular guy who thinks that eating humans is acceptable behavior because carrots are killed, I have canine teeth, our ancestors did it, I can’t afford extravagant food like rice and beans, I have a rare blood type, there’s other people in the world doing it, and it tastes good so what else do I need to think about.”—vegansmustbestopped
Do you drink almond milk? If so, do you know the pain the farmers put the almonds through to create that milk.
This is a real picture of an almond farm. The almonds here suffer a terrible fate. Separated from their mothers and forced into cramped conditions where their screams are heard only by each other, they live out miserable existences until they are finally made into milk. My heart bleeds for the dear sweet almonds. How could vegans be so cruel?