“Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction” The Bitter Facts Of The Sad Reality Of Animal Agriculture

Just a few scary facts from the award winning Cowspiracy that will leave you thinking……

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.


Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.


Methane is 25-100 times more destructive than CO2 on a 20 year time frame.


Livestock is 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 which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.


Cows produce 150 billion gallons of methane per day.  


Even without fossil fuels, we will exceed our 565 gigatonnes CO2e limit by 2030, all from raising animals.


Reducing methane emissions would create tangible benefits almost immediately.


Animal agriculture water consumption ranges from 34-76 trillion gallons annually.


Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption.


Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the US.


2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef. 


477 gallons of water are required to produce 1lb. of eggs;  almost 900 gallons of water are needed for 1lb. of cheese.


1,000 gallons of water are required to produce 1 gallon of milk.


Animal Agriculture is responsible for 20%-33% of all fresh water consumption in the world today.