For anyone who wants to be kinder to animals and each other and live a more compassionate life.
This is the companion blog for Living Cruelty Free: Live a Compassionate Life. The book is out now in paperback and on Kindle. The information in the book applies worldwide.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
4 Reasons why it’s manly NOT to eat meat
The sad fact is that more women that men are vegetarian or
vegan. The one reason for this apparently (or so I’ve been told) is that it’s
not seen as manly to be vegetarian.
Men don't need to act like cavemen any more
1- Showing compassion towards animals is a sign of strength
and not weakness. Well, if a man were to dominate a woman would he be
considered as manly? Maybe in days gone past when women had little rights he
might have been but not these days.
2- There’s nothing manly about eating meat when we are
continually being told that meat is bad for your. It increases your risk of
getting cancer and heart disease and a whole range of illnesses. Vegetarians
are also less likely to be obese and being obese means you are at a higher risk
of ending up with diabetes.
Vegetarian Joaquin Phoenix - is he man enough for you?
3- Associating meat with masculinity goes back to the days
when humans had to hunt in order to survive. These days nobody needs to hunt in
order to survive. You just need to grow your own food or go to the supermarket.
4- Meat consumption has been linked to virility, yet a low
sperm count has been linked with eating too much meat. A study in 2007 found a
link between American men being unable to father children and their mother’s
eating too much beef whilst pregnant.
This was blamed on the growth hormones in the beef that were
fed to cows when they were alive. Other types of meat such as chicken also have
traces of growth hormones.