The Impact of Factory Farming on the Environment

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Amazon Cleared for Factory Farming

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Global Greenhouse Emissions Produced by Factory Farming

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Of the Water In the U.S. Is Used For Factory Farming

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Gallons of Water to Produce 1lb of Meat

Gallons of Water to Produce 1lb of Meat

Gallons of Water to Produce 1lb of Meat

Why Isn't Anyone Speaking Up

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  • globally, 18-51 % of all greenhouse emissions are caused by animal agriculture. This is more than all the world’s transportation put together
  • factory farming is responsible for 90% of water usage in the U.S
  • growing food for animals uses 56% of water in the U.S
  • 1 lb of meat takes 2500 gallons of water to produce, the equivalent of 50 full bathtubs
  • raising animals for food is the number one cause of water pollution
  • an acre of rainforest is cut down for animal agriculture every 6 seconds
  • more than 90% of the amazon has been destroyed for meat production
  • grazing of livestock is the number one cause of plant species extinction in the U.S
  • 70% of grain produced in the U.S is fed to the animals we eat
  • confined farm animals generate more than 450 million tonnes of manure annually, 3 times more raw waste than generated by Americans
  • 1000 gallons of water needed to produce 1 gallon of milk
  • 33% of freshwater is used for animal agriculture in the world
  • livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land
  • animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction
  • every minute, 7 million lbs of waste are produced by animals raised for food
  • 3/4 of the world’s fisheries are exploited or depleted
  • for every 1 lb of fish caught, 5 lbs of unintended of marine species are caught and discarded as by kill
  • approximately 650 000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels

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