An experience years ago working in an abattoir was the catalyst for Hughesy to give up eating animals. It just goes to show that Paul McCartney clearly was on the money when he spoke that famous line that, "If slaughterhouses had glass walls the world would be vegetarian!". The same could be said for factory farms. So many people have chosen to embrace a meat-free diet as a result of becoming aware of the treatment of animals in factory farms, appalled by the fact that they had unwittingly been financially supporting animal cruelty.
As Dave knows, there are many reasons to consider going meat-free. It's healthier for us and the environment, plus it means that you can 'dine out' knowing that no living being has suffered for your food. As factory-farming is the only way to meet the current demand for the animal products they produce — reducing demand by opting for a meat-free diet — is a key choice that people can make to bring an end to factory farming.
And as Dave has shown — you don't have to eat animals to prove your manhood! In fact, being 'animal friendly' can make you even more popular with the ladies!
Watch the extended Make it Possible web video, featuring Hughesy and other Australian celebrities.
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