No bread, no pasta, no fruit, not a single veggieâthatâs the food regime of a New York City resident named Wally Walters who subscribes to a âcarnivore dietâ (that is, eating only animal flesh and animalsâ bodily secretions). But while heâs dedicated to having no carbs and no fiber, in the long run, heâs probably eating his way to having no life, or at least a very unhealthy oneâwhich gave PETA an idea about ways to save him and the animals he likes to eat.
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PETA has contacted the New York Life Insurance Company to inquire about taking a life insurance policy out on Walters. Weâd like its beneficiaries to be the thinking, feeling animals we campaign so hard for in order to spare them the horrors of factory farming and slaughter. Given the overwhelming scientific evidence that eating animals has a negative impact on human health and longevity, we hope our effort will sway Walters to switch to vegan eating. Failing that, we hope the premium isnât too outrageous!
As Dr. Christopher Gardner, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, says, a carnivore diet is âinappropriate for human health, bad for the health of our planet, abusive of the human labour force that handles the preparation of meat, abusive of animal rights and welfare.â
The leading sources of saturated fat and cholesterol in American diets are meat, eggs, and dairy âproducts.â The World Health Organization actually says that processed meatÂ causesÂ cancer, and according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans have lower rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
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Whether or not Walters objects to our taking out a policy, we hope he will listen to our concerns and go vegan, thus sparing the lives of hundreds of animals a yearâand possibly saving his own.
Like the paleo and Atkins diets, the carnivore diet is just another misguided trend. Itâs unhealthy, inhumane, environmentally damaging, and unsustainable. But that doesnât stop those who sell it from cashing in on the fad, despite having no credentials in medicine or nutrition.
Be your healthiest, greatest, most compassionate self by going vegan. Besides staying around longer for your loved ones, youâll prevent nearly 200 animals a yearâwho want only to live with their families, free from torture and sufferingâfrom enduring a cruel, senseless death.
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