Most men would rather die than give up meat, a survey has revealed.
Almost three-quarters of the 1000 people who took part said they’d accept dying 10 years earlier if it meant they could continue eating steak and burgers.
The survey was organised by the Australian group No Meat May, which encourages everyone to give up meat for a month.
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The effort is meant to help battle climate change, a lack of food around the world, health problems, and animal cruelty.
Although 81% who took part in the survey said they were concerned about climate change, 79% said they wouldn’t be able to sacrifice their love of meat.
Hearing the results, No Meat May co-founder Ryan Alexander said: “What was perhaps most shocking, was that 73% of male respondents said they’d rather reduce their life expectancy by up to 10 years than give up eating meat, with three-quarters of men not convinced of the health benefits of a meat-free diet, despite the mounting evidence to the contrary.
“Significant research over many years has shown that eating meat and other animal products increases the risk of developing certain cancers, heart disease, obesity and having a reduced life expectancy, not to mention being one of the biggest contributors to global warming and the destruction of our environment.
“Yet our survey alarmingly shows that Australian men are either not aware of any of these facts, don’t believe them, or simply don’t care.”
The survey also found that if a diet contains more meat, both male and female respondents considered the person to be more ‘masculine’.
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