1% drop in the national meat consumption saves 100 million animals per
2000 animals can be saved
if one person becomes a vegan.
To produce a single pound
of meat, it takes 2500 gallons of water.It takes less water to produce a
year's food for a pure vegetarian than to produce a month's food for a
If the whole world were
to eat according to U.S. agricultural practices, the planet's entire
petroleum reserves would be exhausted in 13 years.
To supply one person with
a meat habit food for a year requires three-and-a-quarter acres. To
supply a pure vegetarian requires one-sixth of an acre.
Heart disease mortality
rates are one-tenth the heart disease rate of meat eaters.
The 2003 total for
mammals and birds raised and killed for food in the U.S. this year will
be over 10 billion. This includes 41.2 million cattle and calves (up
0.5% from 2002), 133 million pigs (up 13%), 4.1 million sheep
(unchanged), 291 million turkeys (down 5.2%), and 25.5 million ducks
(unchanged), 9,144 million "broilers" (up 0.7%) and 425
million laying hens (up 0.2%).
During a 77-year
lifetime, a typical meat-eating U.S. resident is responsible for the
suffering and death of 11 cows, 32 pigs and sheep, and 2,660 turkeys,
chickens and ducks, and uncounted numbers of fish and other aquatic
130 million animals are
killed for "sport," 60 million are used in
biomedical research and testing, and 5 million are put down in pounds.
The worldwide number of
animals killed for food in 2002 was 51.2 billion, according to the U.N.
Food and Agriculture Organization. This included 305 million cattle,
buffalo, and calves, 1.2 billion pigs, 813
million sheep and goats, and 49 billion chickens, ducks, turkeys and
In Lebanon, men are
legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be
female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by
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billion people on the earth
60 billion farmed animals.
At what ecological expense?
One vegetarian in a SUV is more eco-friendly than a meat-eater on a
38% of the world’s grain is fed to animals
It takes 20,000 litres of water to produce just 1 lb of beef.
One vegan = 300 gallons of water per day
One meat eater = 4,000 gallons of water per day
1.1 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking
18% of all the world’s greenhouse gases are caused by the consumption
of meat and dairy.
18% of the world’s green house gases come from livestock production
while only 13% is caused by global transportation.
Our seas and oceans are being fished 250 times faster than the natural
The entire world can be fed on just 30% of the farmland used today if
all eat a vegetarian diet.
70% of all agricultural land in the world is used for animal farming.
Animal waste is 100 times more toxic than human waste.
Livestock production is the number one cause of pollution.
60 billion animals are produced for human consumption annually.
Many species of fish, esp sharks, are almost fished to extinction.
Livestock industry is the most wasteful recycling program ever