1/3 of Earth’s land degraded by animal agriculture

*According to the USDA agriculture is responsible for 80 to 90 per cent of US water consumption.

*One third of ice-free land on earth is occupied by livestock or livestock feed.

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

*Humans eating meat is responsible for species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction.

*Forest destruction and the conversion of land to grow feed crops and animal grazing further reduces the extensive range of grasses, wild plant and animal species that could potentially thrive in these areas.

*Predators and ‘competition species’ are often targeted and hunted as they are seen as a threat to livestock profits.

*The widespread and often unchecked use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides used in the production of feed crops has huge impacts on mineral soil depletion, water and air pollution, soil acidification, etc.

Local, organic plant diets are the healthiest way of living for both your health and the environment.

 

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