Factory farms dominate U.S. food production, employing abusive practices that maximize agribusiness profits at the expense of the environment, our communities, animal welfare, and even our health.
Far from the idyllic, spacious pastures that are shown in advertisements for meat, milk, and eggs, factory farms typically consist of large numbers of animals being raised in extreme confinement. Animals on factory farms are regarded as commodities to be exploited for profit. They undergo painful mutilations and are bred to grow unnaturally fast and large for the purpose of maximizing meat, egg, and milk production for the food industry. Their bodies cannot support this growth, which results in debilitating and painful conditions and deformities.
The factory farming industry puts incredible strain on our natural resources. The extreme amount of waste created by raising so many animals in one place pollutes our land, air, and water. Residents of rural communities surrounding factory farms report high incidents of illness, and their property values are often lowered by their proximity to industrial farms. To counteract the health challenges presented by overcrowded, stressful, and unsanitary living conditions, antibiotics are used extensively on factory farms, which can create drug-resistant bacteria and put human health at risk.
How to get started on your vegan journey!
"The good news is there IS something we can do about it. Every time we shop or order food in a restaurant - every time we eat - we can choose to help these animals. Every time we make the switch from an animal product to a vegan one we are standing up for farmed animals everywhere. Going vegan is easier than ever before with veganism becoming increasingly mainstream as more and more people from all walks of life discover the benefits of living this way. " -The Vegan Society
Oklahoma City area Vegan food guide
Here is a list of vegan friendly restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro area. Other options include Goro Ramen, The Mule, Roxys Ice Cream, and The Press all located in the Plaza District, Hidalgos Mexican Restaurant and Pie Five in Edmond, and many more are popping up everyday! It is a great time to make the switch to a healthier and kinder lifestyle!
Become a member of Red Earth vegans
Red Earth Vegans welcomes both Vegan and Vegan Curious Individuals.
Mission: Volunteer-driven social organization connecting vegans and animal rights activists in the metro OKC area in order to facilitate the promotion of the vegan lifestyle through education and community outreach.
Vision: A non-violent and compassionate world where animals are no longer viewed as commodities for human consumption, entertainment, or research and experimentation.
Contact REV: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Vegan News
Take a moment to read the linked article below from British Broadcasting Corporation concerning the updated food guide in Canada.