# Reasons for adopting a vegan diet

(as vegan as possible and practical)

Dramatically reducing deforestation

Dramatically reducing your carbon footprint

Decreasing the chance of a global pandemic (bird-flu, swine-flu, covid-19, etc)

Leaving more land for biodiversity

Ethical reasons & reducing your cognitive dissonance

The Meat Paradox, Omnivore’s Akrasia, and Animal Ethics

Psychologists have used the term “meat paradox” to explain why people may emphasize their concern for animal welfare and yet eat meat, the production of which has caused suffering to nonhuman creatures. This paper explores the meat paradox through the philosophical concept “akrasia”. Akrasia refers to a situation, where one believes in a fact or value x, and yet acts against that fact or value.

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Written on March 29, 2021