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Vegan Lifestyle Fights Global Warming (video)

The biggest contribution we can make to fight global warming is to eat less meat and dairy products.

Here are some facts from a 2006 United Nations Report:

  • The U.S. population is about 300 million but 10 billion land animals are slaughtered every year.
  • U.S. farms produce 5 million tons of manure every day.
  • Resources are wasted all along the way; pollution affects the soil, air, water, us.
  • Livestock are responsible for a fifth of global warming emissions—more than the entire world’s transportation combined.
  • 35 percent of the grain grown in America goes for livestock.
  • When the Amazon rain forests are cut down, 70 percent of the land is used for pasture and grain production.

Photo credit: Tochichi

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9:39AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Nimue P: "Just another troll spoiling for a fight. Go fight with your ignorant yourself, it's a "win/win"."

Please go on. Your comment and profile only prove me right and highlight your ridiculousness.

7:39AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Nancy D wrote: OSTEOPEROSIS! you drink milk and your body has to rob calcium from your own bones to process the milk.

7:37AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Wow....Nancy D. thank you for that information. I did not know

7:26AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

good news

8:05PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

Just another troll spoiling for a fight. Go fight with your ignorant yourself, it's a "win/win".

6:21PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

Nancy D: "some people become vegetarians for health, others for the environment, and others do it for the ethics."

Yeah, but we are speaking of veganism here, not vegetarianism. Veganism is an unnatural and unhealthy eating choice. Vegetarianism is much more complete and healthier. Vegans are radical, crazy, self-righteous individuals who think their lifestyle is a gift from God's hands and try to force other people to join their cult. Vegetarians are not.

7:43AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

7:42AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

12:30AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Excellent article. Thanks.

11:47PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

That's a great video! Unfortunately the people who will actually see it are probably the ones who are already committed to making a difference. It most likely will never reach the uneducated poor people shopping at Walmart... Then there are the people who just don't care...and why is that? I cannot comprehend...

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