Thursday, June 20, 2013

An open letter to Restaurant Owners

Dear Restaurant Owner,

I would love to see more vegan choices on your menu! 

I can assure you that my friends and I will frequent your establishment more often if these options were offered, and would be more than happy to spread the word! 

A vegan lifestyle is filled with variety and countless choices of delicious food. It only excludes the use of animal products. In terms of diet this means no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, honey or other animal derived ingredients. 

The many benefits of becoming vegan, include greater health, saving the lives of many animals and being much more environmentally friendly. It really is the lifestyle choice to make.

64 BILLION land animals and 1-3 TRILLION water animals are killed for human consumption each year. They live lives of misery. 

A well balanced plant based diet is the healthiest of all, is suitable for all ages and can significantly lower health risks, such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol.
"... vegan diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, and are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and athletes."
The American Dietetic Association, July 2009

The best thing you can do to help the environment and save water is to adopt a plant based diet. Humans use of 'livestock' is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all transport put together and is a major source of water and land degradation.
The United Nations is calling for a global shift towards a vegan diet to maintain sustainability as the global population heads to 9.1 billion by 2050. 
United Nations Environment Program (2010)

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I think you will agree that increasing vegan choices would be good for your business.

Thanks so much!