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Biodiversity

Deforestation

Deforestation

Livestock takes up 30% of the earth’s land surface which was once habitable for wildlife.

Tropical forests hold half of the world’s species which are becoming extinct an alarming rate due to deforestation for meat production.

Oceans empty of fish and ecosystems are destroyed due to industrial fishing, animal wastes, and agricultural pollutants.

RESOURCES:
Livestock’s Long Shadow (p32, p185-p188)
(UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 2007)
Why are rainforests so important?
(Cool Earth)
Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048
(CBS News)

Written by MEATtheFACTS.org

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:54 am