Riveting Video Exposes How Meat Consumption Is Destroying The Planet [Watch]

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Animal agriculture is the number one contributor to environmental destruction, species extinction, and ocean dead zones. The best way to help remedy this is to adopt a predominantly plant-based diet.


Sure, pork, beef, and chicken might be tasty, but have you ever considered the ethical, health, and environmental effects of regularly consuming animal products? Few have, and this is an issue.

Why? Because animal agriculture is the number one cause of environmental destruction. And, of course, humans are to blame for this travesty.

In the powerful video above, it is clearly conveyed how man’s insatiable lust for more – specifically animal products – is having a devastating toll on the environment. Not only is animal agriculture the leading cause of species extinction, it is responsible for consuming one-third of all fresh water on the planet, is the leading cause of ocean dead zones (areas in the oceans where excessive pollution has depleted the oxygen needed for marine life to survive), and is to blame for 91% of the Amazon rainforest’s destruction.

Documentaries like Cowspiracy have brought attention to this vast issue. The unfortunate reality, however, is that few are paying attention or improving their dietary habits.

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As a result, two out of three farm animals are now factory-farmed, as it’s easier and cheaper to mass-produce animals on a grand scale. But, with money being the driving factor of such businesses, ethics takes a backseat to convenience. Even organic meat has its issues, mainly because the demand is too high.

Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator for the Toronto Vegetarian Association, told The Plaid Zebra:

“If the world were to switch to eating truly organic and free-range animal products, there would still need to be a significant reduction in the amount of animal products people eat. It couldn’t keep up with the current pace. Every little bit counts, even if it’s Meatless Mondays or being vegan until six.”

It’s not a comfortable reality to accept if you have a love affair with animal products, but it’s essential, nonetheless. On a positive note, you can start slowly by removing meat from one of your daily meals. Find tasty alternatives you enjoy that can replace meat products, and experiment with nourishing and satisfying plant-based recipes.

We’ll bet you don’t only feel better health-wise, you’ll have a bounce in your step from doing what you can to benefit Mother Earth. After all, as the video suggests, “She is our mother. There is only one. She is dying. She can be saved.”

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  1. Sorry but this is complete and utter rubbish, the reason why “eating meat” is bad for the planet has nothing to do with the act of eating meat itself, it’s the fact that the number of people eating meat is far too high, the actual problem is over-population, we have more people trying to live and survive on this planet than it can ever hope to provide for, if you want to save the planet, drop all the ethical horses**t about who can live and who can’t, if we were to cut our numbers by even 1/5th it would make a hell of a difference, if that means those with no agriculture go first then so be it, i dread to think how much we will shorten the lifespan of the entire human race as a whole if a cure for cancer is found… (i know this will be unpopular but it makes sense…)

    • What do you think the millions of animals eat when are they are fattening up for slaughter? Stats suggest if nobody ate meat, world hunger would also be non exsistent, as you are eliminating the need to feed animals to kill them and eat them.

    • not really, society is over producing animals for meat and they eat much more plant based foods that humans do. The meat industry is the number one cause for deforestation, not just because this animals eat a lot of plants but because the green spaces are being used for their large production. So the less animals we create, the less animals we kill and the less harm is done to the environment (I’m sorry for my english)

  2. The real problem is the over population of this planet. If we grow on in numbers as we do now earth will collapse no matter what we eat or what we do.

    Some highly developed countrys are on a good way because they are reducing or keeping their population number. Others populations like in asia or africa are growing.

    But there is hope. The effects will cure the problem itself. I think effects like water shortage will sooner or later one way or the other wipe out a considerable amount of people. Maybe we fall back to a healthy population like 3 billion and learn.

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