IF you've taken every opportunity to eat, drink and be merry over the festive season and you've had your fill of Christmas indulgence, you are probably considering making some New Year's resolutions.

Why not put going vegetarian top of the list?

New Year is the perfect time to make a fresh start and for taking steps towards a fitter, healthier, happier you. There's no better way of doing it than by going veggie.

The average meat-eater will consume 2,000 animals in his or her lifetime. Think how many lives you could save if you stopped eating them.

You will also improve your own life, as vegetarians have been shown to have lower overall early mortality, lower risk of heart disease and lower rates of obesity than meat-eaters. Cutting out animal products is also beneficial in the fight against cancer.

Going veggie is much easier than you think. Send for a free Go Veggie pack, full of delicious and nutritious recipes, tips and advice. Ring 01732 354032 or visit www.animalaid.org.uk.

KELLY SLADE Animal Aid Tonbridge Kent