My roommate and I stumbled upon this documentary on Netflix called Cowspiracy and since we’re trying to be better humans to the planet, we decided to give this a watch! With a name like Cowspiracy, I assumed it was going to be about animals and it’s relation to vegan/vegetarianism. I am not a vegetarian nor do I ever plan on being one but this documentary is completely the opposite.
It’s insanely interesting from the very beginning and reveals that of all the emissions in the atmosphere, factory farming and byproduct production contributes to 51% of noxious gases released. 51%!! Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions which is more than all vehicular exhaust combined.
In order to produce one hamburger, we use over 600 gallons of water to help feed the cow, grow it’s crops and then factory produce a product. That’s 600 gallons per ONE…
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