Benefits of being a veggie now include cheap life insurance, who would have thought it. lol
Veggie lives 'cost less to protect'
31 July 2007
The health benefits of vegetarianism are being recognised by a new insurance policy.
Animal Friends Insurance is offering non-meat-eaters a discount of up to six per cent on its life insurance.
Elaine Fairfax, spokesperson for Animal Friends, said the company liked to be a "bit radical".
She said: "We're not here to preach to people about what they should eat but we just want people to know about the effects on their health of not eating meat and we think they should be rewarded just as non smokers are."
Vegetarians and vegans are 40 per cent less likely to contract serious cancer, and have a 30 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, according to statistics from the Vegetarian Society.
The product will be available to all, but meat-eaters will not receive a discount.
Animal Friends Insurance is a not-for-profit organisation and the only UK pet insurance provider to donate 100 per cent of its net profits to animal charities worldwide.