Food for Thought wants to bridge common gaps in thinking. In order to make the transition to veg-only events as simple as possible, we have a variety of resources to offer. From sample letters to grant opportunities to testimonies and beyond, Food for Thought wants to make it easier for your board to approve a formal policy. One of our most popular resources is our Why Vegan? series. We offer Why Vegan for Farmed Animals, Why Vegan for the Planet, and Why Vegan for Wildlife, all of which dive deeper into the reasons why respective groups will benefit from going plant-based.
- In Why Vegan for Farmed Animals, we focus on how all nonhuman animals deserve the same amount of respect and compassion - whether they be a kitten or a piglet. Just like the animals we share our homes with, farmed animals are sentient beings who have the innate desire to live. After all, it doesn’t make any sense to host an event to raise money to save animals’ lives while serving other species for the meal.
- Why Vegan for the Planet emphasizes the realities of animal agriculture and its effects on the health of our earth. The two are directly linked due to the fact that the production of meat is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as a top contributor for loss of biodiversity, species extinction, and pollution. One of the best ways to become true leaders in the sustainability movement is to forgo all animal products.
- Why Vegan for Wildlife discusses the need to help all nonhuman animals, especially since more than 98% of animals that die at the hands of humans are actually farmed animals; therefore, wildlife nonprofits should consider extending their impact to include helping these species. Animal agriculture is also one of the leading threats to wildlife habitat loss, as well as waterway contamination, ecosystems disruptions, and deforestation. In order to further their own conservation efforts, wildlife groups would benefit from no longer supporting the very businesses that are hurting the lands and species they are trying to save.
At Food for Thought, our aim is to help all of these groups realize we have a responsibility to every living creature and to the health of our planet. Whichever cause is closest to your heart, please consider sharing the appropriate Why Vegan? resource with those stakeholders. One change can make a world of difference in all three areas.