Category Archives: Environmental concerns

Cows are Hurting the Planet

In a recent  post, I talked about how animals are contributing to the climate epidemic. However, not all livestock is created equal, and unfortunately cows are a BIG part of the problem. On average, a cow releases between 70 and 120 kg of methane per year. Methane is a greenhouse gas, but is 23 times … Continue reading

Factory Farming Destroys Rain Forests and Lowers Oxygen and Bio-Diversity

Brazil is the perfect example of how cattle ranching can destroy one of our natural resources. Since at least the 1970s, the leading cause of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has been grazing lands for cattle. The government attributed 38% of deforestation from 1966-1975 to large-scale cattle ranching, but today it’s worse.  Brazilian meat imports in … Continue reading

Animals Need a lot of Food and Oil to Survive

More factory farms means more feed. More feed means more land, water and resources. The fact is, meat, grain and energy are tied together in a way that directly impacts our planets future. All These Animals Need Food While 800 million people suffer from hunger or malnutrition around the globe, we are cutting down more … Continue reading

Industrial Farming Pollutes and Wastes Water

The meat industry doesn’t contain it’s waste very well. This toxic sludge, which includes feces and fertilizers, can seep into the soil and waterways and contaminate drinking water. Unfortunately, the laws against disposal of animal waste are not as strict as the ones against human waste. How much animal waste is there? 130 times more waste than people … Continue reading

Meat and Dairy Contributes to the Climate Epidemic

The Demand of Meat Global demand for meat has multiplied in recent years. This is due to factory farms that consume enormous amounts of energy, pollute water supplies and generate significant greenhouse gases. Total meat supply has gone from 71 million tons to 284 million tons from 1961-2007 Per capita consumption has more than doubled … Continue reading