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Transcript of Veganism
Samantha Liu, Pavitra Srinivasan, Tom Kim
Meat and Poultry Industry
This industry is the largest segment of U.S.
U.S. annual meat consumption per capita is the highest in the world
How are animals "humanely" slaughtered?
The treatment of animals during the slaughtering process is regulated by the Humane Slaughter Act.
But is it really humane?
Take a look...
1. Breeding & Feed Lots
2. Pre-slaughter handling
Drawbacks of Meat Production
But what are the
dangers we can't see...?
Gallons of water used to produce one pound of various foods
Number of people whose caloric needs
can be met on 2.5 acres of land
for the following foods
A plant-based diet and lifestyle that avoids all animal products and by-products
What is it?
How does being vegan
help the world?
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”
- Roy E. Disney
Battle World Hunger
How much does it cost?
Taxation on Meat
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
If 10% of Americans went vegan...
6 million cows
16 million pigs
768 million chickens
high treatment cost
Domestic uses of water consume less than 1/10 than that of agriculture
About 80% of freshwater in the U.S goes toward agriculture
Livestock use 30% of the Earth's land
Many forests have been turned into grazing land
Livestock sector produces more pollution than all modes of transportation
6.45 trillion gallons of water
TMAO causes cholesterol to bind to artery walls.
The higher level of TMAO in your blood, the more likely you will get heart attacks.
Good agricultural practices (GAPs)
Pre- and post-harvest
You know what to do...
Wait...aren't humans meant to eat meat though?
Excise tax on meat and animal products
Could decrease gas emissions by 12%