If you do anything today for #EarthDay, watch Cowspiracy. If you care about the future of this planet, the single most important change you can make is to go vegan - and it’s such a simple, easy change to make.
A person who follows a vegan diet produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide, uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water and 1/18th land compared to a non-vegan. Furthermore, each day a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land and 20 lbs CO2 equivalent. Why? Because animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the combined exhaust from all transportation and is responsible for 1 - 2 acres of rainforest being cleared every second and up to 91% of total Amazon rainforest destruction. This is alongside animal agriculture being the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones and global water pollution.
Our consumption of animal products is killing the planet and of course killing billions upon billions of animals. We call ourselves the most intelligent species whilst destroying our own home, the only home we've ever known. No other species upon this Earth destroys and consumes in the way in which we do. The only way we can make a difference is as individuals uniting to collectively take a stand against the industries which exploit, murder and destroy. If you care about the planet, the easiest and the most beneficial thing you can do for our home is to be vegan.
my fav vegan activist: Earthling Ed