The path one takes to vegetarianism is often a very personal one. Some people hear about the horrors of factory farming and that’s all it takes. Others simply love animals so much that they can’t imagine ever eating them. And sometimes health reasons drive individuals to give up meat and take on a healthier lifestyle. The latter was the case for Like, MC for southern California hip-hop trio Pac Div. Pac Div’s lyrics tout honesty and sincerity, so it’s no surprise that when Like decided to adopt a vegetarian diet last year, he did it in full force.
A vegetarian diet comes with many health benefits. Cutting animal products out of your diet not only saves more than a hundred animals each year, it also reduces your risk for many of the nation’s top killer diseases, including heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes. And as an added bonus, vegans typically weigh 10 to 20 pounds less than their meat-eating counterparts! To make the package even sweeter, vegetarians and vegans also partake in a naturally green lifestyle.
According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is ‘one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’ Reduce your carbon footprint today by taking our pledge to go vegan!