Animal Agriculture Is Destroying Our Planet
I don’t usually post much about eating a plant based diet because I know it’s something a lot of people have a hard time considering. Almost all of us have been brought up consuming animal products and viewing it as not only okay, but healthy. The reality is though that consuming animal products at the rate we do is not only unhealthy but also impossible to sustain in a way that is both humane and safe for our planet. 🌎
I never hear people discuss the tremendous damage being done to our planet daily by the animal agriculture industry. Raising livestock for food generates more global greenhouse emissions than all transportation combined. 😵
Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of deforestation, biodiversity loss, and water pollution.
What people don’t realize is not only can you thrive off eating a plant based diet, it is becoming essential that we do otherwise the life expectancy of our planet as a whole will be affected drastically.😰
I see my friends post all the time about the terrible things happening to our planet, so I want to encourage you to make a change! There are around 1.5 billion vegetarians in the world- roughly 20%. There’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S in the last three years.🐷💗 By switching to a plant based diet or simply minimizing the amount of animal products you consume or ensuring they come form a more sustainable source, you are part of a collective movement that is changing our world and reality.👫🌎
If you’d like more information on the impact animal agriculture has on our planet, check out the documentary Cowspiracy.