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© 2019 by No Meat May

Reducing or eliminating meat and animal products is an action you can make that will help save our shared home.

How = #simples

Less meat and animal products =

  • fewer farmed animals

  • reduced greenhouse gas emissions

  • reduced water use

  • reduced poisonous effluent

  • less deforestation 

  • less species extinction, and

  • less overfishing 

The most effective tool against climate change

Replacing livestock products with plant based alternatives may be our best strategy for reversing climate change.

Shifting to a mostly vegetarian diet, or even simply cutting down meat consumption to within accepted health guidelines, would make a large dent in greenhouse gases.

The average meat eater’s diet requires 15 times more water than a plant based diet. Switching to a plant based diet can save roughly 5 million litres per year! More water than you’d use for showers in two lifetimes.

Livestock is now using 45 percent of the earth’s entire land surface. We can produce 37,000 pounds of vegetables on one-and-a-half acres but only 375 pounds of meat on that same plot of land.

Coral reefs, shellfish, and top predators such as tuna could be devastated as human carbon-dioxide emissions continue to acidify the world's oceans. 

Ocean acidification is occurring because too much carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere. 30–40% of the carbon dioxide produced from human activity dissolves into oceans, rivers and lakes.

One of the quickest and cheapest ways to reduce the annual emissions of greenhouse gases is to stop the destruction of our forests.

Farmed animal waste is 130 times more toxic than human waste! With global livestock producing an estimated 13 billion tons of waste every year, the problem of what to do with it is increasing.

15 out of 24 important ecosystem services are assessed as in decline, leading to the extinction of around one hundred species each day, with livestock identified as a major culprit.

In just 55 years, humans have wiped out 90 percent of the ocean’s top predators (sharks, bluefin tuna, swordfish, marlin, and king mackerel).

 

It’s predicted that if current fishing rates continue, all the world’s fisheries will have collapsed by the year 2048.