Benefits: Environmental impact
One major aspect of why people go vegan is because of the environmental impacts that come along with living a more sustainable lifestyle. Our planet is stressed out by our actions and we need change. Multiple research studies have proven that going vegan can exponentially decrease the level of greenhouse gas emissions we produce. This is because an estimated 14% of the world’s greenhouse gases come from the methane excreted from livestock, in other words, animal farts. The production process itself requires a load of energy, leaving livestock and their products being responsible for 51% of the world’s greenhouse gas emission. Reducing your amount of meat intake, or going vegetarian/vegan cuts down your gas emissions by half.