Environment

Raising Animals for Food is No. 1 Cause of Global Warming

| by PETA

For the next five days, we are going to present you with fun stuff: environmentally-friendly blog posts that we hope will leave compassion as your only dietary option.

As you may have heard, raising animals for food is the number one cause of climate change and its frightening side affects. And that's not just meat production—the waste from which contaminates land, air, and waterways.

Egg and dairy farms (which often rely on feeding animals to other farmed animals—bleh!) also contribute to the destruction of our ecosystem. With deforestation, desertification, and loss of potable water—and with 800 million people affected by famine—I'd say that a little restructuring is in order. And the most powerful tool we have is our very own fork.

Want to know how your diet is affecting the planet? It's as easy as punching your information into our carbon calculator. Then, if you've heard all you needed to hear—or if you just want to get a jump on things—click here and take the Pledge to Be Veg for 30 Days.