Factory farming and high levels of meat consumption are wildly destructive to all that God has created. When God accused Israel of destructive and hurtful living and bloodshed, he said, "That is why your land is in mourning, and everyone is wating away. Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea are disappearing" (Hosea 4:3). There is something sad in this passage, something parallel to the bloodshed and devastation that factory farming has on the people, the animals, and the land. There are so many steps we can take to care for God's creation; veganism is just one.
Tips, Tricks, Recipes, and Guidance
Here are some tips and tricks to pursuing a vegan diet—or simply reducing your meat consumption:
Meatless Mondays: Start small by declaring every Monday a no-meat day. Pack your kids' lunches with falafel or quinoa salad or homemade veggie burgers, and scour the internet for a fun new supper recipe.
Forget the tofu: You don't need to start eating chia seeds, tempeh, or seaweed in order to be a vegetarian or a vegan. Start off with fruits, veggies, and grains you're already familiar with before diving into the crazy stuff.