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Cowspiracy Infographic: Why Animal Agriculture Is the Most Destructive Industry Facing the Planet Today

COWSPIRACY THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET THE FACTS ANIMAL AGRIGULTURE IS THE MOST DESTUCTIVE INDUSTRY FACING THE PLANET TODAY. HERE'S WHY: CLIMATE CHANGE A PLANT BASED DIET CUTS YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT GLOBAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIÓNS 51% BY 50% VEGAN MEAT EATER DUE TO LIVESTOCK AND THEIR BYPRODUCTS 13% DUE TO TRANSPORT (ROAD, RAIL, AIR & MARINE) DEFORESTATION WATER USE LIVESTOCK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 65%NTROUS OXIDE 70EMISSIONS ACRES RAINFOREST ARE CLEARED EVERY MINUTE 660 GĀLLONS WATER EQUIVALENT TO SHOWERING FOR 2 MONTHS HAMBURGER ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A GHG 296x MORE DESTRUCTIVE THAN CO2 91% »► OF AMAZON DESTRUCTION USA WATER USE: ACRES OF PALM OIL: 26 MILLION RAINFOREST| ANIMAL CLEARED AGRICULTURE: 136 MILLION 5% 55% THE MEAT & DAIRY 1/3 INDUSTRY USE: OF EARTHS FRESH WATER DOMESTIC ANIMAL AGRICULTURE SPECIES EXTINCTION WASTE 110 ANIMAL AND INSECT SPECIES ARE LOST EVERY DAY FROM RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION WASTE FROM A FARM OF 2500 DAIRY COWS WASTE FROM A CITY OF 411000 PEOPLE ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SPECIES EXTINCTION OCEAN DEAD ZONES WATER POLLUTION AND HABITAT DESTRUCTION 7 MILLION LAND IS DESERTIFIED DUE TO LIVESTOCK EVERY MINUTE POUNDS OF EXCREMENT ARE PRODUCED BY ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD IN THE US 90 IONS OF FISH ARE PULLED FROM THE MILLIONOCEANS EACH YEAR OF THE WORLD'S FISHERIES ARE EXPLOITED OF THE EARTH'S LIVESTOCK (45% TOTAL LAND COVERS FOR EVERY 1 POUND OF FISH CAUGHT 5 POUNDS OF UNINTENDED MARINE SPECIES ARE CAUGHT AND DISCARDED AS BY-KILL 1.5 37000 LBS PLANT BASED FOOD OR 375 LBS MEAT ACRES LAND LAND NEEDED TO VEGAN = 1/6TH FEED 1 PERSON FOR 1 YEAR VEGAN ACRE MEAT EATER = 18x FISHERIES LAND USE WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? A PERSON WHO FOLLOWS A VEGAN DIET PRODUCES 50 % LESS CO2,1/11TH OIL, 1/13TH WATER AND 1/18TH LAND COMPARED TÕ A MËAT EATER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SIMPLY BY EATING LESS ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND REPLACING THEM WITH PLANTS INFOGRAPHIC BY LUKE JONES HEROHEALTHROOM.COM SOURCES ALL SOURCES DERIVED FROM COWSPIRACY.COM/FACTS Goodland, R Anhang, J. "Livestock and Climate Change: What if the key actors in climate change were pigs, chickens and cows?" WorldWatch, November/December 2009. Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, USA. Pp. 10-19. Environmental Protection Agency. "Global Emissions."http://www.epagov/climatechange/ghgemissions/global.html "Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options." Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2006. "Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK" Climactic change, 2014. Catanese, Christina. "Virtual Water, Real Impacts." Greenversations: Official Blog of the U.S. EPA 2012 http://blog.epagov/healthywaters/2012/03/virtual-water-real-impacts-world-water-day-2012/ Jacobson, Michael F. "More and Cleaner Water." In Six Arguments for a Greener Diet: How a More Plant-based Diet Could save Your Health and the Environment. Washington, DC: Center for Science in the Public Interest, 2006. "Freshwater Abuse and Loss: Where Is It All Going?" Forks Over Knives. "What's the Problem?" United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epagov/region9/animalwaste/problem.html "How To Manage Manure." Healthy Landscapes. http://www.uriedu/ce/healthylandscapes/livestock/how_manure_overall.htm "Risk Assessment Evaluation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Research and Development. 2004. http://nepis.epagov/Exe/ZyPURLcgi?Dockey-901V0100.txt "Our food our future." Earthsave. Thornton, Phillip, Mario Herrero, and Polly Ericksen. "Livestock and Climate Change." Livestock Exchange, no. 3 (2011). Oppenlander, Richard A. Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work Minneapolis, MN: Langdon Street, 2013. Print. "UN launches international year of deserts and desertification." UN news centre, 2006. "World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture." UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAC). 2012. "Overfishing: A Threat to Marine Biodiversity." UN News Center. "General Situation of World Fish Stocks." United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). "Discards and Bycatch in Shrimp Trawl Fisheries." UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO). Oppenlander, Richard A. Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work. Minneapolis, MN : Langdon Street, 2013. Print. "Rainforest statistics and facts." Save the amazon. Margulis, Sergio. Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Rainforest. Washington: World Bank Publications, 2003. "Avoiding Unsustainable Rainforest Wood." Rainforest Relief. "Indonesia: palm oil expansion unaffected by forest moratorium." USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. 2013. http://www.pecadfasusdagov/highlights/2013/06/indonesia/ "AMAZON DESTRUCTION." MONGA BAY. "Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment."The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2003.

Cowspiracy Infographic: Why Animal Agriculture Is the Most Destructive Industry Facing the Planet Today

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Cowspiracy has been described as the film environmental organisations don't want you to see. The documentary shows us how our food choices impact the health of the planet we live on, and more speci...


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