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veganism

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Started 2 months ago

Petition to President Donald J Trump.

Please President Trump, Go Vegan.

We, the undersigned, are committed to convince to President Donald Trump to go Vegan or at least take a thirty day challenge.When you add up the damage that the meat industry does to our health, the environment, and animals, the question isn’t really “Why should I go vegan?”—it’s “Why wouldn’t I go vegan?” In case you need any other reasons here are a few. 1.The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that vegetarians and vegans enjoy a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, lower body mass indexes, and lower overall cancer rates. Besides for personal health reasons, consider the suffering that animals go through. 2. Animals are individuals with their own needs and desires. They exhibit joy, pain, devotion, and fear. But in animal agriculture, they’re bred for human purposes and treated like objects, with the intention of selling them for slaughter. 3. Eating plant-based foods can end world hunger. There would be plenty of food for the expected 9 billion humans on this planet by 2050 if the 40 percent of crops produced today for feeding animals were used directly for human consumption. 4. Farmers will be just fine. It’s insulting to farmers to imagine that they will carry on breeding animals when demand slows and stops. Artificial insemination is expensive, and farmers are a tough and resourceful breed. They will see the writing on the wall and make the transition to growing plant crops. 5. Killing animals is killing us. It is illogical and unethical to breed billions of living beings, cause them suffering, and then slaughter them just to create a product that is bad for human health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that vegetarians and vegans enjoy a lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, lower body mass indexes, and lower overall cancer rates. 6. DNA and feces from animals is found in all meat. Some DNA which are sets of coded instructions that tell cells what to do do survive digestion and carry on giving instruction to its host body. Ever wonder where these strange malformations and diseases crop  from? 7. Please do not fall for the "I need meat to build muscle" lie. All plant proteins have some of every essential amino acid. All of them. While certain foods—like quinoa, chia, buckwheat, Peas, and Soy contain all nine essential amino acids in roughly equal amounts, other plant proteins have a lower amount of at least one essential amino acid.But that’s not a problem because your body does the work of making complete proteins for you.Your body creates a “pool” of amino acids from the food you eat throughout the day. So, if you eat oats in the morning, a salad at lunch, and legumes for dinner,your body will pool together all the essential amino acids from these foods and use them as needed to make proteins.This means you don’t have to worry about getting all the essential amino acids at any given meal. As long as you are eating an assortment of plant foodsover the course of a day, your body will take care of the rest.

Edward McClelland
51 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to In-N-Out, Roger Kotch, CFO, Lynsi Snyder, President

Make vegan-friendly options available at In-N-Out

In-N-Out Burger Needs a Vegan, Plant-Based Option! There are 342 In-N-Out locations across the Southwest and Pacific Coast. As we know, this burger place is a classic food joint. However, the ONLY vegan option here is the fries. Although the In-N-Out fries are the bomb, this is a major bummer.  Other fast food joints such as Carl's Jr, Del Taco, and Burger King have caught up to speed with the changing food climate and now offer either Beyond Burger meat or the Impossible Burger patty.  Why is a big food chain like In-N-Out so behind?  I called the In-N-Out customer service (1-800-786-1000) and spoke with David who told me there are not even discussions yet about adding a vegan patty to the menu. This is disappointing. We are in a climate crisis and animal agriculture is a huge component to this nasty mess we are in environmentally. The world needs MORE vegan options as the vegan populations grows and as more people stray away from the typical beef patty due to the harmful carbon emissions created by that industry.   Help us convince In-N-Out's key leaders Lynsi Snyder (President), Mark Taylor, (COO), and Roger Kotch (CFO) that this is a topic that needs to be on the table for discussion and that a vegan patty and vegan bun need to be added to the menu. (Not to mention, it is probably in their best interest to change along with the times and accommodate a growing vegan population.) If In-N-Out chooses not to add a vegan option to their menu, they are essentially losing out on a swiftly growing vegan population's money and will continue to lose business as we continue to expand in numbers. They will be considered by many as not caring about the environment and unwilling to change. If In-N-Out chooses to add a vegan option, the vegan community will be in support of In-N-Out once again and have our business. Additionally, since veganism and plant-based diets are so trendy at the moment, it will only help In-N-Out's publicity to be along for the ride, so-to-speak. Chains such as Burger King, Carl's Jr, and Del Taco received plenty of positive publicity and international hype when they chose to add a vegan option to their menu.  I care about this because I love In-N-Out. It represents California to me. I am from Kansas City and for many years I have been driving from the Midwest to the West Coast. Seeing the In-N-Out sign from my driver's side window was always a happy moment. I knew I was back in California, where I was meant to be, where dreams come true, and where the possibilities are endless.  Help us convince In-N-Out to offer a vegan option!

McKinsey Jordan
2,753 supporters