The name “PETA” means different things to different people; especially since the organization is well-known for its racy advertisements and out-there publicity stunts. But at its core, PETA’s mission is to raise awareness for issues regarding animal cruelty. And as part of this mission, PETA wants you to go vegetarian! To help you get started, PETA put together the Vegetarian Starter Kit--a 24 page booklet containing lots of helpful info regarding the vegetarian lifestyle and why it pays to cut meat out of your diet.
Let's take a brief tour of the guide: Open the Vegetarian Starter Kit and you’ll see lots of celebrities and other popular public figures, including Paul McCartney, Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson, Natalie Portman, and even the Dalai Lama, living and loving the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle. But beware, flip forward a few pages and be prepared to see some disturbing content; if you are an animal lover, you’re going to see images that will definitely make you lose your appetite and think twice before eating another chicken, pork, or beef product. The guide also includes information on raising vegan kids, weight loss, making the transition to a vegetarian lifestyle, and cooking vegetarian meals.
Take a look at the entire Vegetarian Starter Kit from PETA.
In general, a vegetarian diet serves as a simple way to achieve good health by helping to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure and prevent/control diseases like cancer or diabetes. Maintaining a strict vegetarian diet may not work for everyone, but curbing your meat consumption may definitely be worth a shot. Do something good for yourself (and the animals too.)
Want more info? Here’s another great starter kit to check out if you want to learn more about becoming a vegetarian.