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Veganism

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Samantha Liu

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Transcript of Veganism

Veganism
Samantha Liu, Pavitra Srinivasan, Tom Kim
Meat and Poultry Industry
This industry is the largest segment of U.S.
agriculture
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...
The Process
1. Breeding & Feed Lots
2. Pre-slaughter handling
3. Slaughter

Drawbacks of Meat Production
But what are the
dangers we can't see...?
Water Usage
Land Usage
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
Methane Production
Antibiotic Effects
The Solution:

A plant-based diet and lifestyle that avoids all animal products and by-products
Vegetable Farms
What is it?
Be Vegan!
How does being vegan
help the world?
Reduced Pollution
“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”
- Roy E. Disney
Land Conservation
Water Conservation
Battle World Hunger
Health(care) Benefits
Live Longer!
How much does it cost?
Legislation
Taxation on Meat
Health Threats
Cardiovascular disease
Cholesterol
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Cancer
Arthritis
Bone disease
If 10% of Americans went vegan...

6 million cows
16 million pigs
768 million chickens
meat consumption

chronic diseases

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.
TMAO
Good agricultural practices (GAPs)
Pre- and post-harvest
E. coli
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%
NO!
Human
Herbivore
Omnivore
Carnivore
Pollution
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