@Regrann from @jess__babie & @fairyanimals.vegan - keep fighting and never forget.... the Argument is never with the Vegan, it is with their Conscience. In addition to sparing animals from slaughter and cutting back on your chances of dying from #cancer, #diabetes and #heartdisease, your #plantbased #diet is shielding the whole planet from unnatural #disaster.
Researchers have found that raising animals for #food contributes to erosion and nutritional depletion of soil, plus desertification and #deforestation. As a result, the US alone has lost 1/3 of its topsoil from factors that include livestock agriculture.
More than 70% of the #earth’s fresh #water is used in agriculture of plants and animals: it takes 100-200x's more water to produce a pound of #beef than it does to grow a pound of plant foods. The United Nations has reported that the livestock sector is most likely the largest source of water #pollution. Consuming #seafood is also an issue, as we face problems with #overfishing, #habitat damage, and species endangerment.
A Cornell study found that producing animal-based #protein requires 8x's more fossil-fuel energy than creating plant-based protein. #Cows release a lot of methane in their farts and nitrous oxide in manure, and these emissions are largely connected to #climatechange. A report by the UN concluded that #animalagriculture is a larger contributor to greenhouse gas than all forms of transportation. And speaking of the previously mentioned issue of #deforestation, when rainforests are cleared to create livestock pastures, carbon is released into the air.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are currently suffering from #hunger and malnutrition, and yet 70% of the grain grown in the US is fed to livestock. Even animals in poor countries are fed cereal, as well as legumes &vegetables, in order to produce #meat and #dairy. All in all, more than 700 million tons of human-grade food goes into #animalagriculture each year, which could instead be used to eradicate hunger. #govegan #vegan #savetheplanet #crueltyfree #facts #foodlovers #wakeup #endspeciesism