According to the World Health Organization, people who eat meat have a 18% higher chance of getting colon cancer, and an increased 11% of getting cancer anywhere else in the body.
1 cow can provide 222 kilos of meat
1 pig can provide 54 kilos of meat
1 chicken can provide 1 kilo of meat
1 person can consume around 2 kilos of meat’ per week on average
10 people will then consume 20 kilos of meat per week
20 kilos of meat equals 9% of what a cow can provide.
1 cow requires 2 to 5 acres of land to graze
If 10 people stopped eating meat and dairy, close to an acre of amazon forest would be saved* (VEGAN)
If 10 people stopped eating meat and dairy, close to 50% of a chicken, 5% of a cow, and 13% of a pig would be saved. (VEGAN)
When you stop eating meat, this is what happens to your body:
-Reduced risk of diabetes type 2
-Reduced overall inflammation
-Lower blood cholesterol levels
-Improved intestinal flora
-Better consumption of protein
Source: Michelle McMacken, MD
TodayIFoundOut.com June 16, 2015
Major beef buyers (Burger King, etc) are responsible for major deforestation in Central and South America.
Source:“The Ultimate Mystery Meat” – Mighty Earth
An acre of rainforest is cleared every second in order to raise cattle and other farm animals.
136 million acres of land are being used for cattle.
“Measuring the Daily Destruction of the World’s Rainforests”. Scientific American
Butler, Rhett. “10 Rainforest Facts for 2017”. Mongabay.com. January, 2017
“Avoiding Unsustainable Rainforest Wood”. Rainforest Relief
Reid, Walter V. & Miller, Kenton R. “Keeping Options Alive: The Scientific Basis for Conserving Biodiveristy”. World Resources Institute. October 1989
“Tropical Deforestation”. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Livestock is responsible for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
2-5 acres of land are used per cow.
“Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars”
Source: UN News Centre, 2006.
Livestock accounts for around 14.5% of the total greenhouse gases each year.
Source: New York Times