The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that eating bacon, hot dogs, ham, and other processed meats causes cancer. According to the WHO, processed meats are now in the same category of cancer risk as cigarettes and asbestos in terms of how dangerous and deadly they are. The WHO also said that all types of red meat, including beef, pork, veal, and lamb, are likely to cause cancer. 

Not only do these meats cause cancer in humans, they also cause unimaginable suffering for the pigs, cows, and sheep whose body parts are used to make them. But not to worry! There are tons of healthier, cruelty-free “meat” options (including bacon) available at many grocery stores across the country. Here’s a list of our faves:

Bacon Substitutes

Lightlife Smart Bacon

Sweet Earth Hickory & Sage Smoked Seitan Bacon

Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Marinated Tempeh

Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan

Hot Dog and Sausage Substitutes

Tofurky Jumbo Hot Dogs

Lightlife Smart Dogs

Tofurky Kielbasa

Field Roast Italian Grain Meat Sausages

Ham Substitutes

Yves Meatless Ham Slices

Tofurky Smoked Ham Style Deli Slices

Loving Hut “Cheerful Log” Vegan Ham Loaf

Yves Veggie Cuisine Meatless Canadian Bacon

Red Meat Substitutes 

Gardein Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites

Gardein Beefless Tips

Beyond Meat Beefy Crumble

Boca Original Vegan Veggie Burger

Want more ideas? Fill out the form below, and we’ll send* you a FREE Guide To Going Vegan. đź™‚

*Heads up: Orders can take up to six weeks to arrive. If you need materials sooner than this, please contact us so we can help you out. If you have already requested that another pack be sent to you, please wait until you have received and used up that pack before ordering another 🙂

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