For the environment
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef.
Livestock or livestock feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land.
A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people
Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.
Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction.
for the humans
80% of antibiotic sold in the US are for livestock.
70 billion farmed animals are reared annually worldwide. More than 6 million animals are killed for food every hour.
We are currently growing enough food to feed 10 billion people.
Worldwide, at least 50% of grain is fed to livestock.
82% of starving children live in countries where food is fed to animals, and the animals are eaten by western countries.
Land required to feed 1 person for 1 year:
Vegan: 1/6th acre
Vegetarian: 3x as much as a vegan
Meat Eater: 18x as much as a vegan
1.5 acres can produce 37,000 pounds of plant-based food.
1.5 acres can produce 375 pounds of beef.