THE PRICE WE PAY FOR CONSUMING MEAT
"I don't want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn't need protecting"-Unknown
We live in a time of information but what information are we getting? How many people know that factory farming does more damage to our environment that all modes of transportation put together? How many of us know that methane which comes from a cows breath/flatulence is 20 times more effective at trapping heat in our environment? How many of us know that eating animals uses up so much water in a world where water is becoming scarce? These are just some of the many realities that come at the expense of eating an omnivorous diet. With an ever increasing population it would be wise of us as a civilization if we started to pay attention to this information.
Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking documentary exploring the connection between factory farming and the environment. The full length documentary is now available on Netflix or for download, thanks to environmentalist Leonardo Dicaprio.
This following video shows just one of 20,000 pig farms in just one state.