It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it – so it becomes a moral choice and one that is having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere. (James Cameron)
We require dramatic transformational change to heal the multiple crises that now threaten life on earth.
Livestock production is a major contributor to the civilization busters that threaten planetary boundaries: biodiversity loss, nitrogen pollution, deforestation, climate change and ocean health.
They are at breaking point, because we now consume far more than the earth can sustain.
Therefore, freeing nature of the burden imposed by raising tens of billions of livestock hands us a means of healing our planet and creating a sustainable, healthy future.
(source: World Preservation Foundation)
As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report.
The report also states that “Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products.
Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat.
A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.” (source: The Guardian)
(source: Cowspiracy: The Facts)