What’s meat and dairy got to do with climate change?
More than 70 per cent of all agricultural land in Britain is used to feed animals.
Animal faeces is a major cause of acid rain - in Holland and Belgium, the main cause. Wageningen University
Deserts spread every year - by an area the size of England and Scotland. Livestock grazing is the main cause.
Rain forests are still being felled to graze hamburger cattle. Going vegan saves one acre of forest every year.
The world's 17 major fisheries are on the point of environmental collapse because of over-fishing. United Nations
On irrigated land, 1lb of vegetables uses 25 gallons. 1lb of beef uses 5,214 gallons. University of California.
Beg Your Pardon
Farmed animals rank second in causing global warming. Reason - methane from prolific farting and belching.
Every year in Britain, one billion gallons of pesticides are used - 200 chemicals, 50 suspected of causing cancer.
Land to Spare
If Britain went vegetarian, less than half the farm land would be needed - vegan, less than a quarter!