Raising animals for food causes extreme animal suffering and requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water.

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for more man-made greenhouse emissions than all forms of transportation combined.
  • Irrigation of croplands used to raise animals for food is the largest consumer of piped water iun the U.S.
  • Animal waste and erosion of animal feed croplands account for more water pollution than all other human activities combined.
  • Animal agriculture destroys forests, wetlands, and other wildlife habitats. Millions of other wildlife are killed by ranchers.
  • Animal agriculture is more devastating to our natural environment than all other human activities combined
  • A sustainable future requires that meat and dairy products in our diet be replaced by vegetables, fruits, and grains, just as fossil fuels are replaced by wind, solar, and other sustainable energy sources.

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