Cowspiracy - A message to all those concerned about the environment
When many think of the environment and the industry which has the greatest negative environmental impact, they may think of our reliance on oil and how we must begin a movement to using more sustainable sources of energy. I ask you this however. Are you aware of the environmental impacts of consuming meat?
When land is used to raise animals instead of crops, precious water and soil are lost,
trees are cut down to make land for grazing or factory-farm sheds, and untreated animal
waste pollutes rivers and streams. In fact, it has such a devastating effect on all
aspects of our environment that the Union of Concerned Scientists lists meat-eating as
the second-biggest environmental hazard facing the Earth (number one is fossil-fuel vehicles). According to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute, a staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture.
Not to mention the horrible existance these factory farmed animals go through before ending up on your plate.
Watch the Cowspiracy documentary for more details on this topic.
Humans do not need to eat meat, we choose to, and if you truly care about the planet, your health and/or the welfare of all living beings, please consider a vegan diet. Thanks for caring.