Eating to save the world. Meat production is a major contributor to global warming, and rising temperatures alter habitats, reduce food sources, and cause drought. Photo by skeeze from Pixabay. Additionally, it is traumatic to witness and kill hundreds of animals every day . Slaughterhouses are located in Marginalized Communities Slaughterhouses are strategically placed in low-income areas where the majority of its members are people of color . Festival of Social Science — Birmingham. Sample Policies. These healthy dietary guidelines stress less red meat, which is greenhouse-gas-intensive, and more low-greenhouse-gas vegetables and fruits. While human population has doubled since , the number of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians have dropped by more than half. These animals suffer terribly when they are caught in leg-hold traps for days while slowly dying, strangled in neck snares, shot from helicopters, hunted down with dogs, poisoned, or gassed [1, 6, 7, 8].
According to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, we lose between 24 to species every day. We regularly hear about different species which are being pushed to the brink of survival, whether at home or abroad. Experts agree that we are living in an unprecedented time of species extinction. Unlike past mass extinctions which have been caused by phenomena such as ice ages and meteor strikes, current losses can be traced back to human activity. But what are we doing to cause it? The WWF states that habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species. The expansion of agricultural land is one of the main drivers for the destruction of natural habitat. Animal products are incredibly inefficient to produce, meaning that huge amounts of land are needed to raise animals and grow their feed. In just 12 months between and , an area the size of one million football fields was lost, largely to make space to grow crops to feed to farmed animals. With this we lose some of the richest habitat on our planet. As the parliamentary protestors called it — the elephant in the room.
Take action by aligning your menu with your mission! Book a Consultation. October 10, Additionally, it is traumatic to witness and kill hundreds of animals every day . Serving vegan fare at your events gives you the opportunity to align your menu with your mission. Meat production is a major contributor to global warming, and rising temperatures alter habitats, reduce food sources, and cause drought. But what is less obvious, is the multitude of other animals being impacted by our dietary choices. The report explains how growing crops used to feed animals who we will eat or milk uses up excessive amounts of land.