“Chances are, if you’re concerned about the health of the planet, you’ve most likely come across the following facts and figures: On average, vegans save 1100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forest and 20 pounds of CO2 equivalent every day.
But what you may not realize is that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined total of all worldwide transportation — including cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships. So we can drive our hybrid cars and bicycle to our heart’s content, recycle religiously and conserve electricity like crazy, but if we consume meat, dairy or eggs, we’re still making a major contribution to the world’s environmental crisis…
[I]f we truly care about the environment — and want to take action that has immediate impact— reducing or eliminating our reliance on animal products is the most significant step we can take.”
“You cannot be an environmentalist and eat meat.”
~Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret