WARNING: Meat Can Harm Your Children
It’s shocking to see a baby puffing away on a cigar – just as it would be shocking to see a kid swigging a beer or sipping a cocktail. We all know that these substances are no good for our children’s health. But why isn’t the world equally disturbed by the sight of a child tucking into a Big Mac or a chicken drumstick?
Like smoking, eating meat increases the risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer. Animal products are loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol, and eating them takes a major toll on our health – yet, up and down the country, parents are unknowingly exposing their children to this life-threatening habit on a daily basis. The responsible decision for your children is to bring them up vegan.
The World Health Organisation has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancer in Western countries, and studies in England and German suggest that vegetarians are about 40 percent less likely to develop cancer than meat-eaters. They also have a much better chance of staying slim and warding off heart disease and diabetes.
Of course, the carnivorous lifestyle has serious ethical implications as well – feeding children meat teaches them that it’s OK to kill other living beings simply to satisfy their taste buds. Veganism offers kinder lessons about compassion towards animals.
With childhood obesity on the rise in the UK, it’s clear that we need to think long and hard about what we’re feeding our kids. So for World Cancer Day, we’re doing our best to get the word out about meat’s deadly effects with this eye-catching billboard on a busy Liverpool street. And for anyone who needs help quitting, we can offer our handy vegetarian/vegan starter kit, which is full of advice about vegan nutrition for the whole family.