We’ve all seen some of our more environmentally responsible friends doing what they can to save the environment- they switch off lights and electrical appliances, don’t litter the roads, use recyclable plastics and even pool cars to reduce emissions; but what they don’t realise is that drinking one glass of milk causes more harm than their good deeds can cover up! In our path for a greener tomorrow, we often forget one of our biggest nemeses – Animal Agriculture, which is the 2nd largest contributor to global warming.
Here are some facts that you can share with your eco- friendly companions to help them drift towards ditching dairy:
- Animal agriculture is responsible for 30% of world’s greenhouse gas emissions! Cattle confined in one place generates large amounts of waste, thus releasing toxic greenhouse gases like methane, which is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
- The process of milk production is one that requires huge amounts of water. The total amount of water to make one litre of milk is estimated to be around 1020 litres!
- Cattle feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land, covering 45% of the earth’s total land.
It’s time you tell your friends about the ill- effects of animal farming on the environment, (and the wonderful effects of choosing a no-milk diet!) and urge them to make a difference, no matter how small. Ask them to take the first step by sharing this downloadable vegan starter kit today.