To celebrate and to contribute towards World Animal Day and World Vegetarian Day in action, ELI Wooff is launching a Veg Week starting Sunday 11th until Sunday 18th October with the theme “For the animals, for our health and for a kinder Mauritius”. This campaign will raise awareness on animal welfare issues, animal rights and also on the benefits of vegetarianism. Moreover, it will be an occasion for us to reflect on the place of animals among us.
As humans colonized regions, they started wiping out animals and other resources. Numerous other species disappeared from Africa and from the myriad islands. Unfortunately, animals have been one of the biggest victims of human history and industrial farming is one of the biggest crimes in history. In factory farms, animals spend their lives in cramped, filthy warehouses under the constant stress of intense confinement. The animals are impregnated again and again until their bodies give out and sent to slaughter. The farmers lock animals in tiny cages, mutilate their horns and tails, separate mothers from offspring, and selectively breed monstrosities. The animals suffer greatly, yet they live on and multiply. Moreover when it comes to slaughtering of animals in Slaughterhouses, several conditions are not respected and this causes the animals to stress more and suffer. The problem is not one or two workers, nor the practice of any sort of humane slaughter, but the system, and the system will not change until people stop buying meat.
Adopting a vegetarian diet does not only help to contribute towards making the world a fairer place for our animals but it also allows one make a step towards a better health and a better environment. A study by Brown University shows that vegetarians are at lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity or hypertension. This is because a healthy vegetarian diet is typically low in fat and high in fiber. For those who take at heart the protection of environment, going vegetarian or vegan can actually help to curb climate change and other environmental challenges. A plant-based diet is just frankly cheaper. It’s cheaper to produce plants. It’s less carbon footprint, less water footprint, less money footprint and better for man. Many of us might be surprised to know that it takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef and 80 percent of land deforested in the Amazon is for raising cattle!
ELI Wooff’s vegetarian week will be one with lot of fun and compassion. Participants in our Veg Week will have a chance to win interesting prizes in our daily draw while contributing to an amazing cause! We will post delicious and healthy veggie recipes every day and also feature the creative and tasty dishes of our participants on our social media sites. So let’s pledge to cut out meat from our meals next week! It’s time for us to speak for our friends. If you wish to register, join the ELI Wooff Veg Week 2015 Event on Facebook, send us a private message on our page or simply call us on 5 880 4040. The challenge is on for a better world!