This year, I'm dreaming of a green New Year--where animals aren't abused, the planet isn't polluted, and people are healthy and light.
Here are five reasons to eat a vegan--not animal flesh.
1.'Tis the season for peace and goodwill: Only a Grinch would cause animals pain and suffering.
2.Meat production contributes to climate change. The North Pole won't be a winter wonderland if Santa's wearing Speedos and polar bears are clinging to melting ice floes.
3.Gathering around a great tasting meatless meal is much more fun than gathering at the hospital to visit someone who indulged in too many meaty meals.
4.Vegans tend to weigh less than meat-eaters. You never want to grow too big to sit on Santa's knee!
5.Versatile vegan foods generally cost less than meat. A little extra "jingle" makes everyone jolly.
If you're yearning for a green New Year, see www.PETA.org for vegan recipes and product suggestions. And have a merry, green New Year!
The PETA Foundation | Norfolk, Virginia