Animal agriculture depletes precious resources
Modern livestock production is wasteful in many ways and, in a world where the resources that we all need to live are becoming scarce, this is simply unsustainable. The Worldwatch Institute estimates that a staggering 70% of the world’s freshwater supplies goes towards agriculture – a third of this to grow animal feed crops. Forests, the ‘lungs of the world’, are essential in the fight against climate change. But right now they are being destroyed at an alarming rate in order to clear land to raise cattle and grow crops such as soy for animal feed.