For the animals

For the ANIMALS

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For the environment

Greenhouse gases

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.

Water

2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef. 

Land

Livestock or livestock feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land.

Waste

A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people

Oceans

Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.

Rainforest

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.