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6 reasons to leave your mates off your plate this Australia Day

Everyone deserves a day off this Australia Day.

Here are six reasons why thousands of Aussies will be taking their mates off their plates next Monday!

Because little lambs never did anything to you. 1 Because little lambs never did anything to you.

Except be adorably cute and surprisingly entertaining (here’s proof).

Because while it’s typically Australian to die of heart disease – it needn’t be. 2 Because while it’s typically Australian to die of heart disease – it needn’t be.

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the western world. But by taking meat off your plate, you’ll be reducing your chances of being hospitalised or dying from heart disease by around 32%.

Because Australia is hot enough already. 3 Because Australia is hot enough already.

The global livestock industry is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all the planes, trains and automobiles in the world combined. With Australia already facing catastrophic bushfires and widespread drought, it’s never been more important to help reduce global warming. Replacing the lamb chop on the barbie with something a little kinder to our country (and lambs, of course!) is a great start …

Because “I’d enjoy going to a slaughterhouse.” Said no-one ever. 4 Because “I’d enjoy going to a slaughterhouse.” Said no-one ever.

Investigations have shown that even in the “most humane” abattoirs in Australia, animals are at risk of extreme suffering. This year, Australia Day falls on a Meat Free Monday … coincidence?

Because you CAN win friends with salad. 5 Because you CAN win friends with salad.

Especially a honey gold mango and nectarine salsa salad with avocado, pine nuts and chilli (get this and other mouth-watering recipes in this free e-cookbook)

Because there’s nothing more Australian than looking after a mate in need. 6 Because there’s nothing more Australian than looking after a mate in need.

If you believe that all animals deserve a ‘fair go’ — join the thousands of caring Australians (including these superstars) who are leaving them off their plate on the 26th of January. With so many delicious animal-free alternatives available, you can don the thongs, bring out the esky cricket and turn up the hottest 100 this year — all while standing up for your fellow (four-legged and feathered) Aussies.

Need some delicious, easy recipes that are kind to ALL Aussies? Look no further! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Fry’s Family Foods Australia to produce this beautiful e-cookbook — and it’s completely free! Download your copy now!

6 reasons to leave your mates off your plate this Australia Day | Animals Australia.

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