Animal Agriculture and Deforestation

Animal Agriculture and Deforestation

13/09/2020 Off By Hippy Chick
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The Links Between Animal Agriculture and Deforestation

All around the world, over 150 million farm bred animals are killed each and every day .  Animal agriculture and its byproducts are responsible for more than 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions, worldwide and accounts for over 32,000 Million tons of carbon dioxide per year,and rising .

Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of the Amazon rain forest deforestation and every second another acre of the rain forest is destroyed to graze cattle and grow GMO crops for animal feed . 21,000 people will die today because the grain that they should be able to eat will be fed to a factory farmed animal.

Animal agriculture s responsible for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and stays in the atmosphere for 150 years .Animal agriculture is also responsible for at least 25% of all water consumption in the world while people die from thirst and water related diseases at an alarming rate.

Animal agriculture puts a heavy strain on many of the Earth’s land, water and energy resources. In order to accommodate the 70 billion animals raised annually for human consumption, a third of the planets ice-free land surface is devoted to growing livestock got slaughter and animal agriculture is the second highest cause of deforestation, water and air pollution and biodiversity loss .Do your part to cut down on the destruction of our planet and live vegan.