NHES advocates a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle for both humane and health considerations. With over 10 billion land animals killed in America for food each year, every step we take to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products can reduce their suffering. Luckily, living a life free of animal products is easier now than ever before! A variety of great tasting meat substitutes, creative ideas in the kitchen, and familiar favorites like peanut butter sandwiches and beans and rice all make it easy to make cruelty-free choices. By choosing vegetarianism, you will spare many animals the cruel rigors of factory farming and the inhumane conditions of the slaughter industry. By choosing a vegan lifestyle, you will discontinue your support of animal-exploiting industries to the furthest possible extent, including a rejection of leather, animal-tested cosmetics, and all other consumables that involve animal suffering. Embracing a vegan or vegetarian way of eating is a wonderful way to advocate for animals at every meal, three times a day. In this section, you will find recipes and cooking tips to help you transition to a more plant-based diet.