SIR - If you could save 200 animals in 2022 and help heal the planet, too, would you do it? Well, every single one of us can - by eating vegan.

Going plant-based prevents animals from enduring miserable lives and violent, terrifying deaths. It’s better for the environment and slashes your risk of suffering from cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and strokes.

Fortunately, ditching meat, eggs, and dairy has never been easier. Gone are the days of soaking mung beans for hours. Quick, satisfying vegan options are plentiful in supermarkets, restaurants, and takeaways. From plant-based eggs to vegan meat, dairy-free cheese, and ice-cream, the choice is huge and growing by the day. PETA offers a free vegan starter kit and 30-day January Vegan Challenge to support you with top tips and easy recipes.

Need more motivation? The documentary Earthlings, narrated by PETA champion Joaquin Phoenix, can be viewed online for free. Eating vegan is a compassionate choice that stops suffering and can boost your health. Now that’s a New Year’s resolution to keep.

Jennifer White, PETA UK, All Saints Street, London