According to GreenYourDiet.org, raising animals for food contributes substantially to global warming and is responsible for more water pollution, topsoil depletion, deforestation, and wildlife destruction than any other human activity.
Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is "one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems."
Additionally, raising and feeding farmed animals wastes crops that could be fed to humans, furthering global malnourishment and starvation. Fortunately, making vegan choices allows us to begin tackling these complex problems, while improving our personal health and reducing our contribution to animal exploitation.
Learn more about how animal agriculture impacts land, water, air, wildlife, the climate and world hunger by visiting GreenYourDiet. Request your free Vegan Starter Guide by visiting Live Vegan.