Written by PETA
We have all seen the warnings on cigarette packs that
remind us that smoking is bad for our health. But the negative consequences of eating
meat affect more people than smoking does, and like smoking, meat consumption
contributes to deaths from cancer, heart disease and stroke. PETA India has
therefore written to the health minister of India asking that graphic warning labels be put on all packages of meat, eggs and
dairy products sold in the country, just like the warning labels seen on packs
Check out the warning
labels to see the stark and compelling messages about the dangers of meat consumptions:
A mountain of studies links the consumption of
animal products to India's leading killers, including heart disease, cancer,
diabetes, stroke and obesity. And don't you agree that consumers have the right
to be informed about the health hazards of consuming meat, eggs and dairy products
and how these products are linked to needlessly early deaths?
Research has found that vegetarians are 50 per
cent less likely to develop heart disease than their meat-eating counterparts
and have only a fraction of the diabetes rate of the general population.Doctors are now prescribing a naturally low-fat plant-based diet not only to prevent
but also to reverse heart disease caused from consuming
animal products, and studies conducted by Washington, DC–based Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and many other research teams have
demonstrated the power of plant-based diets to reverse type 2 diabetes, too.
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