Eat less meat to 'benefit' planet
JANUARY 7 and I saw and heard newborn lambs. "That can't be right," I thought, "it's far too early" – but there they were.
We all rejoice when we hear the bleat of a lamb, it is usually a sign of spring – yet six months later we are having them for Sunday lunch. Why can we still not make the connection between the animal and the dead product on our plates?
Every year, millions of animals, including lambs, are unnecessarily slaughtered. Some of them never even seeing the light of day because they are bred in sheds, mainly chickens and pigs. They all feel pain and fear.
A lot of our meat is disguised as 'chicken nuggets'. Burgers, etc, are full of salt and fat.
All this meat is not good for us, especially children.
We over-breed our animals, also causing extra greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Let's think about this and do something positive this year. Cut down on our meat, fish, dairy products – eat more healthy foods. We'll become healthier ourselves. The animals will benefit and so will the planet.