The leading cause of global warming?
Animal Agriculture... (51%)
The focus of the major environmental organizations?
Fossil Fuels......... (13%)
“Livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land.”
“Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the U.S.”
"It takes 660 gallons of water to produce one hamburger, the equivalent of showering for two months."
“Californians use 1500 gallons of water per person per day. Close to half is associated with meat and dairy products.”
“1.5 acres can produce:
37,000 pounds of plant-based food
or 1.5 acres can produce:
375 pounds of meat”
“Animal agriculture is the leading cause of:
-- species extinction
-- ocean dead zones
-- water pollution
-- habitat destruction”
"Although Cowspiracy is not characterized by scholarly objectivity, it is full of passion. And its advocacy of veganism should not divert us from its central message, one that seems inescapably true:
The single most important contribution people can make to lessen global warming and environmental degradation is to stop eating meat."
Walter G. Moss
Global Warming and Eating Meat: Reflections on Cowspiracy
See also: http://www.cowspiracy.com