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Environmental factors for producing meat

  • To produce 1KG meat can take over 8kg food to produce
  • 91% of all land clearing is due to agriculture
  • Livestock or livestock feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land
  • 70 Billion farm animals worldwide
  • Livestock and their by-products account 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions
  • Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction.

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For more information on all this, please click on the following website: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

Water consumption

To produce one kilogram of oven dry wheat grain, it takes 715 - 750 litres of water

  • For 1 kg maize, 540 - 630 litres
  • For 1 kg soybeans, 1650 - 2200 litres
  • For 1 kg paddy rice, 1550 litres
  • For 1 kg beef, 50,000 - 100,000 litres
  • For 1 kg clean wool, 170,000 litres
  • Animal Agriculture is responsible for 20%-33% of all fresh water consumption in the world today

CSIRO Figures

Factory Farming

The image of animals getting to run around a farm being happy and free is what people want to believe. As the demand for meat at a cheaper price has increased the reality is very different. Please have a look at Aussie Farms for footage all taken from inside Australian Farms.

https://www.aussiefarms.org.au/

Fishing

  • At the current fishing rate the oceans will be empty by the year 2048
  • All fishing methods have bycatch (catching an animal you didn’t want to catch) or between 20% and 90%

Plastics

Plastics have become a huge problem in our oceans killing millions of animals every year, please click on this link for more information.

http://www.plasticoceans.org/the-facts/

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