A 2006 U.N. report found that the meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the runoff from Factory Farms pollutes our rivers and lakes more than ALL other industry sources combined.
Animals bred for food in the U.S. produce 130 times more waste than the human population.
More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared fro grazing and for growing grain to feed farmed animals. More than 90% of the Amazon rain forest land cleared is used for meat production.
1/2 of all the water used in the U.S. goes to livestock production. A meat eater uses more than 4,000 gallons of water a day, while a non-meat eater uses only 300 gallons.
The meat industry uses more than 1/3 of all the fossil fuels consumed in the U.S.
Commercial fishing nets often scrape the ocean floor clear of all life, destroy coral reefs, and "bycatch" other marine animals such as sea turtles, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, and birds.
Chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows and fish are intelligent, social animals who feel pain and experience emotions just as humans, cats and dogs do. Billions of animals are brutally treated, mutilated and killed by the U.S. meat industry every year.