Look At The Size Of This Vegan

– A fantastic post by Peggy Kraus over at Examiner.com:

Vegan said to be largest on earth

by Peggy Kraus

Americans have long equated that eating animal protein, such as chicken, milk, and eggs, with growth, strength, and good health, and that without animal protein, we would fast become sickly and weak.

To most, a vegetarian or vegan diet seems odd and incomplete. But, consider this fact in support of how nutritious, strength-supporting, and satisfying this lifestyle is:

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest land animal in the world. A full-grown female can weigh between 7,000 and 10,000 pounds (three to five tons), reaching heights of 10 feet from the toe to the shoulder while a full-grown male can weigh between 9,000 and 14,000 pounds (four to seven tons) and stand as tall as 14 feet. Elephants are herbivores, which means that they only eat plant material.

An elephant, yesterday

When confronted with research that supports that animal foods create disease, people are most confused about protein and where their daily source will come from. They also worry about getting enough protein from a plant-based diet. The fact is that if the diet is sufficient in calories, it will also be sufficient in protein.

After all, if an elephant can grow big and strong eating a plant-based diet, and remain big and strong eating a plant-based diet, can’t you?

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2 thoughts on “Look At The Size Of This Vegan

  • 5th February 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Well, I’m not an elephant, am I?
    Lions are also strong and they ONLY eat meat!
    I’m not saying being a vegetarian is wrong, what I’m saying is we are all different animals, that require different diets.
    And although I respect anyone as an individual, all vegan people I met so far had somehow mental issues.

    Eat Fish! Fish is great! There is a reason why the japanese are so inteligent.

  • 11th February 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Can’t belief that people (a typical animal carcass eating carnivore in this case) still don’t get the message – animals are not ours to eat, to ware, to experiemnt on or abuse them in any way ignorant humans wish to so. Makes me wonder who’s got “a mental issue” here and as for inteligence, well, shall I say, I rest my case!


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