“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains … the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off US roads.” – Environmental Defense Fund
The scientific consensus is clear: the Earth is getting warmer – and it’s got a lot to do with us.According to experts, raising and killing animals for food is a leading, and perhaps even the number one cause of global climate change. According to the United Nations, animal agriculture contributes nearly one-fifth (18%) of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. And TIME magazine reports that “livestock production may have a bigger impact on the planet than anything else.”
By making more compassionate food choices, we can also leave a lighter footprint on the planet. For example, did you know that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in fighting climate change than swapping in your pickup truck for a fuel-efficient mid-size car? And a lot cheaper than buying a car!