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Transcript of Animals
Is it Ethical?
1920= 106 million
1960= 180 million
2013= 316 million
1812= 1 billion
1912= 1.6 billion
2012= 7 billion
Larger appetites = Food Demand rises
Land Used for raising livestock
Fossil Fuel & green house gas emissions
According to World Bank
30% of Earth's entire land surface
2-5 acres of land are used per cow
The leading causes of rainforest destruction are livestock and feedcrops
90% of Amazon rain forest has been cleared since 1970
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation)
takes 15,000 kg of water per kilogram of beef
that's ~2,000 gal of water per lb of beef!
Environmental Chemistry 5th Ed by Baird & Cann p.410
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
would you rather?
Shower for 2 months
Eat a hamburger
agriculture consumes 80-90% of U.S water consumption
477 gallons per lb of eggs
896 gallons per pound of cheese
EWP (Environmental Working Group)
1.4 × 10 cubic meters of water on Earth
0.36% of readily available
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than all transportation combined
Livestock and their byproducts actually account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)
NYC Climate March
For the Animal Sanctuary
local free range
UN Food and Agriculture Organization
FAO (Food Agriculture Organization) : Livestock Long shadow
Globally, nearly 70 billion land animals are slaughtered yearly
A well-fed world; awfg.org
From 1950 to now, more than 90% of large fish population has been wiped out
tuna, cods, sharks, dolphins, whales, etc..
(piglets & cows)
Directs State Board of Agriculture and Dept. of Agriculture to adopt regulations concerning confinement of pregnant sows during gestation.
A week ago, he told state IOWA that he was going to VETO the bill... What?..
Nov. 28, 2014: Christie Vetoed the bill
Plant Based: 1/6th Acre
Vegetarian (Eggs & Dairy)
3x's more land
American Standard Meat Consumption
18x's more land
How much land per person per year?
antibiotics sold in the US are used on livestock and poultry-- standard practice
danger to public health when essential drugs no longer work to treat infections
Reduction to foodborne pathogens
benefits the health of those who take in the medicine to inhibit the growth or destroy microorganisms -- used in food -- injections
Hardly NO Anesthesia
Note: 1 acre = ~76% football field
Want to know more?..
Want to insult someone? Call them a "Chris Christie"
(Governor of NJ)
Killing off more than produced
99% more common
Rutgers Veg Society
Growth Hormones in Chickens
that's a lot of waste!
to understand how animal agriculture causes environmental degradation
learn how ethics of animal welfare and human health intertwine with animal agriculture
find solutions and take action