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Why Veg?

Prevent Needless Suffering

Farm animals are no less intelligent or capable of feeling pain than are the dogs and cats we cherish. Yet 10 billion animals are slaughtered each year in the US after spending their lives languishing on factory farms with almost no legal protection from horrible cruelty. Generation after generation, animals born on factory farms suffer intense confinement, brutal mutilation, and a gruesome and violent slaughter.  Read more

Improve Your Health

healthPlant-based foods provide us with all the nutrients we need, minus the saturated fat, cholesterol and contaminants found in meat, eggs, and dairy products. Vegan diets protect us against heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke, and several types of cancer. The American Dietetic Association states that vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate for all ages, and can help prevent and treat certain diseases.  Read more

Protect The Environment

earthThe UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change says we should eat less meat to combat global warming. Factory farms are poisoning and depleting our potable water, arable land, and clean air. More than half the water used in the US goes to animal agriculture, and since farmed animals produce 130 times more excrement than the human population does, the run-off from their waste greatly pollutes our waterways. The single most important thing you can do to reduce climate change, conserve water and protect the environment is to go veg!  Read more

Veg News

VegSanDiego Welcomes Ike's Place

November 9, 2016 -- You'll find a great selection of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, clearly noted on the menu at Ike's Place in Hillcrest.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Veganic Thai

November 9, 2016 -- You'll find all your favorite Thai dishes, and ALL VEGAN, at Veganic Thai in Hillcrest.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Sheldon's Service Station

October 31, 2016 -- You'll find the vegetarian items clearly marked on the menu of Sheldon's Service Station in La Mesa village.

VegSanDiego Welcomes Busy B Thai Cafe

October 6, 2016 -- Choose from eight $7.95 entrees on the vegan menu at Busy B Thai Cafe in downtown El Cajon!

VegSanDiego Welcomes Cinnaholic

September 20, 2016 -- Time for a treat? You'll find all-vegan cinnamon rolls (many toppings available), chocolate chip cookies and brownies at Cinnaholic in the Mission Valley Mall, with two more locations coming to San Diego!

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