Animal Agriculture is the leading cause not only of pollution and climate change but also of extinction of Wild Life in the world.

Destruction of forests and wild life habitats are massively caused by deforestation and land clearance to grow Farm Animal feeds. 80 percent of all Soy grown in the world is GMO animal feed.

The world could be fed on 1/3 of the agricultural land currently used to grow farm animal crop food.

70 percent of all agricultural land in the world is used to grow farm animal food.

Wildlife extinction and decline...and it is clear that animal agriculture is the major cause of this due to habitat destructions....due to expanding land taken to grow farm animal feeds. 70 percent of the world USABLE agricultural land...which is declining due to desertification caused mostly by animal used to grow farm animal feed. 1/3 of this land could feed the world on a vegan diet of course as it is inefficient to process so many plants as well as water to obtain the same nutrient level. Excretions pollute the land water and air additionally of course. Mammal, bird, reptile, fish, and amphibian populations have declined by 52% during the last 4 decades

Icebergs are retreating, glaciers, deserts expanding, sealife massively declined more than halved in the past 40 years, the barrier reef practically dead due to pollution whales all fish now contain plastics and mercury in their flesh so the fish oil supplements are in fact now unhealthy. 

British Wild Life has declined by 70 percent in the last 40 years.

"Shocking declines in bird numbers show British wildlife is 'in serious trouble'

Pesticides, hedgerows being ripped up and the intensification of farming have contributed to a 55 per cent fall in farmland birds since 1970, a Government report says"

Of course the EXOTIC attractive animals like elephants and lions get more attention...even horses...but in the UK where I live the SCOTTISH WILDCAT is already extinct in my lifetime with NO outcries as well as the TURTLE DOVE and PARTRIDGE and the HEDGEHOG small mammal is now in Sanctuaries having declined by 30 million to only 1 million today in my lifetime ! PESTICIDES on farm fields growing animal food being the major cause ! now the same PROBLEM arises when some people say oooh I have seen a hedgehog in my garden ! of course that leads people to think ooh so it is ok as in my backyard ! but the overall national situation is dire ! in France it is now illegal to pick up snails in the wild ! not that they exist as pesticides and chemicals have killed them ! Now not just PESTICIDES and FERTILISER chemicals are to blame but mostly...70 percent of urban front gardens even rear gardens in the uk are now PAVED ! meaning hedgehogs are driven out by our human concreting which also adds to the extra WATER DRAINAGE problems and lack of plant air cleaning as no grass of course. The problem being that people are small minded and think only of their small area rather than effect on the ecosystem and planet as a whole and associated global issues. I personally think every inch of concrete adds to climate change lol...trying some humour as walking in brick concrete cities is far hotter due to heat reflected off concrete and stone more than grass and vegetation which absorb heat and water. I do not see any Official estimates of this phenomena of course lol ...but do see figures of 70 percent more concreting over and loss of grassland in urban areas in the name of WEED CONTROL lol

River and even more so lakes and Seas and Oceans are full of animal agriculture run offs polluting it of course.

- LAND -

Livestock or livestock feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land.

"Livestock a major threat to environment. Remedies urgently needed". FAO Newsroom. 29 November 2006

Walsh, Bryan. "The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production". Time. Dec. 16, 2013 (New)

Livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total land.

Thornton, Phillip, et al. "Livestock and climate change". Livestock xchange. International Livestock Research Institute. November 2011

Smith, Pete & Bustamante, Mercedes, et al. "Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)". Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Chapter 11

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction.  [xix]  [iv]

Animal agriculture contributes to species extinction in many ways. In addition to the monumental habitat destruction caused by clearing forests and converting land to grow feed crops and for animal grazing, predators and "competition" species are frequently targeted andhunted because of a perceived threat to livestock profits. The widespread use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers used in the production of feed crops often interferes with the reproductive systems of animals and poison waterways. The overexploitation of wild species through commercial fishing, bushmeat trade as well as animal agriculture’s impact on climate change, all contribute to global depletion of species and resources. [XIX]

"Biodiversity and Food Choice: A Clarification". comfortablyunaware: Global Depletion and Food Choice Responsibility. June 9, 2012

"Freshwater Depletion: Realities of Choice". comfortablyunaware: Global Depletion and Food Choice Responsibility. November 25, 2014

"What is a dead zone?" National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

"What Causes Ocean 'Dead Zones'?" Scientific American

"Nutrient Pollution: The Problem". Environmental Protection Agency

"Livestock's Long Shadow". Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations. 2006

Hogan, C Michael. "Causes of Extinction". The Encyclopedia of Earth. June 13, 2014

"The Habitable Planet. Unit 9: Biodiversity Decline// Section 7: Habitat Loss: Causes and Consequences". Annenberg Learner

"Impact of habitat loss on species". WWF Global

"How Eating Meat Hurts Wildlife and the Planet". Take Extinction Off Your Plate: a project of the Center for Biological Diversity.

Machovina, Brian, et al. "Biodiversity conservation: The key is reducing meat consumption". Science of the Total Environment 536 (2015) 419-431

"Risk Management Evaluation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations". U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2004Hance, Jeremy. "How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction". The Guardian. 20 October 2015 (New)

Zielinski, Sarah. "Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change". November 10, 2014 (New)

Tilman, David, et al. "Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices". Nature 418, 671-677. August 2002 (New)

Wilcove, David S, et al. "Quantifying Threats to Imperiled Species in the United States". BioScience. Vol. 48, No. 8 (Aug., 1998) pp. 607-615(New)

 Livestock operations on land have created more than 500 nitrogen flooded deadzones around the world in our oceans.

"NOAA-, EPA-supported scientists find average but large Gulf dead zone". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. August 4, 2014

Zielinski, Sarah. "Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change". November 10, 2014 (New)

Largest mass extinction in 65 million years.

Eldredge, Niles. "The Sixth Extinction". ActionBioscince. June 2001

"Mass extinction of species has begun". February 23, 2006

Ceballos, Gerardo, et al. "Accelerated modern human-induced species loss: Entering the sixth mass extinction". Science Advances. 19 June 2015. Vol. 1, no. 5

2-5 acres of land are used per cow.

McBride, William D., Mathews Jr., Kenneth. "The Diverse Structure and Organization of U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Farms". USDA: Economic Research Service. Number 73. March 2011

Oppenlander, Richard A. Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work. 

Minneapolis, MN: Langdon Street, 2013. Print.

Nearly half of the contiguous US is devoted to animal agriculture. 

Glaser, Christine, et al. "Costs and Consequences: The Real Price of Livestock Grazing on America's Public Lands". For the Center for Biological Diversity. January 2015

The US lower 48 states represents 1.9 billion acres. Of that 1.9 billion acres: 778 million acres of private land are used for livestock grazing (forest grazing, pasture grazing, and crop grazing), 345 million acres for feed crops, 230 million acres of public land are used for grazing livestock. 

Nickerson, Cynthia, et al. "Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2007". USDA: Economic Research Service. Number 89. December 2011

"Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report warns". UN News Centre. 29 November 2006

1/3 of the planet is desertified, with livestock as the leading driver.   [xviii]

"UN launches International Year of Deserts and Desertification". UN News Centre. 1 January 2006

Oppenlander, Richard A. Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work. Minneapolis, MN : Langdon Street, 2013. Print.

Hogan, C Michael. "Overgrazing". The Encyclopedia of Earth. May 1, 2010

"Desertification, Drought Affect One Third of Planet, World's Poorest People, Second Committee Told as It Continues Debate on Sustainable Development". United Nations Sixty-seventh General Assembly: Second Committee. 8 November 2012

Oppenlander, Richard. "Saving the World With Livestock? The Allan Savory Approach Examined". Free from Harm. August 6, 2013


Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the US.

This doesn’t include the animals raised outside of USDA jurisdiction or in backyards, or the billions of fish raised in aquaculture settings in the US.   [v]

"Animal Manure Management". USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service. RCA Issue Bief #7. December 1995

"Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook". USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service. Part 651

"Agricultural Waste Characteristics". Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook. USDA. Chapter 4

A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people. [vi]

"Risk Assessment Evaluation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations".Environmental Protection Agency. 2004

130 times more animal waste than human waste is produced in the US – 1.4 billion tons from the meat industry annually. 5 tons of animal waste is produced per person in the US.   [xii]

"Animal Agriculture: Waste Management Practices". United States General Accounting Office. July 1999

  In the U.S. livestock produce 116,000 lbs of waste per second: 

-Dairy Cows, 120 lbs. of waste per day x 9.32 million dairy cows

-Cows,  63 lbs. of waste per day x 83.68 million cows

-Calves, 30 lbs. of waste per day x 34.3 million calves

-Pigs, 14 lbs. of waste per day x 74 million pigs

-Sheep and Goats, 5 lbs. of waste per day x 7.84 million sheep and goats

-Turkeys, .87 lbs. of waster per day x 77 million turkeys

-Broiler Chickens, .50 lbs. of waste per day x 1.74 billion broiler chickens 

-Laying Hens, .25 lbs. of waster per day x 350.7 million laying hens

*pigs are raised twice per year, (a total of 148.3 million per year) so on any given day in the United States there are about 74 million pigs.

*turkeys are raised three times per year (a total of 233 million per year) so on any given day in the United States there are 77 million turkeys.

*broiler chickens are raised 5 times per year, (a total of 8.69 billion per year) so any given day there are1.74 billion broiler chickens.

Dairy Cows produce (120 lbs. x 9.32 m.) = 1.1184 billion lbs.

Cows produce (63 lbs. x 83.68 m.) = 5.27184 billion lbs.

Calves produce (30 lbs. x 34.3 m.) = 1.029 billion lbs.

Pigs produce (14 lbs. x 74.0 m.) = 1.036 billion lbs.

Sheep and Goats produce (5 lbs. x 7.84 m.) = 39.2 million lbs.

Turkeys produce (.87 lbs. x 77.0 m.) = 66.99 million lbs.

Broiler Chickens produce (.5 x 1.74 b.) = 870 million lbs.

Laying Hens produce (.25 x 350.7 m.) = 87.675 million lbs. 

*Total manure produced in one day is 9.519105 billion lbs. 

*Total manure produced in one year is 3.475 trillion lbs.

*This is the equivalent of over 6.611 million lbs. per minute. (This does not include any animal raised outside of USDA Jurisdiction, backyards or fish raised for aquaculture)

 Animals produce Enough waste to cover SF, NYC, Tokyo, etc,

based off 1lb of waste per 1sqft at 1.4 billion tons.

*Total manure produced in one year is 3.475 trillion lbs. (From above calculation.) 

US Livestock produce 335 million tons of “dry matter” per year.


3/4 of the world’s fisheries are exploited or depleted.

"Overfishing: a threat to marine biodiversity". United Nations Environment Programme

"General situation of world fish stocks". United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

We could see fishless oceans by 2048.

Worm, Boris, et al. "Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services". Science. Vol 314. 3 November 2006

Roach, John. "Seafood May Be Gone by 2048, Study Says". National Geographic News.  November 2, 2006

Montaigne, Fen. "Still Waters: The Global Fish Crisis". National Geographic

90-100 million tons of fish are pulled from our oceans each year.   [vii]

"World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Part 1". United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

As many as 2.7 trillion animals are pulled from the ocean each year.

Mood, A & Brooke, P. "Estimating the Number of Fish Caught in Global Fishing Each Year". July 2010

"Fish count estimates".

For every 1 pound of fish caught, up to 5 pounds of unintended marine species are caught and discarded as by-kill.   [viii]

"Discard and bycatch in Shrimp trawl fisheries". FAO: Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

As many as 40% (63 billion pounds) of fish caught globally every year are discarded.

Keledjian, Amanda, et al. "Wasted Catch: Unsolved Problems in U.S. Fisheries". Oceana. March 2014

Goldenberg, Suzanne. "America's nine most wasteful fisheries named". The Guardian. 20 March 2014

Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels.

Keledjian, Amanda, et al. "Wasted Catch: Unsolved Problems in U.S. Fisheries". Oceana. March 2014

Goldenberg, Suzanne. "America's nine most wasteful fisheries named". The Guardian. 20 March 2014

Fish catch peaks at 85 million tons.

"World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Part 1". UN: Food and Argriculture Organization. 2012

Pala, Christopher. "Official statistics understate global fish catch, new estimate concludes". Science. January 2016 (New)

Pauly, Daniel & Zeller, Dirk. "Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining". Nature Communications. Vol. 7. 2016 (New)

40-50 million sharks killed in fishing lines and nets.

"Shark Fin Trade Myths and Truths: BYCATCH". Shark Savers

"Sharks at Risk". Animal Welfare Institute

Stone, Dan. "100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year, Study Show on Eve of International Conference on Shark Protection". National Geographic: Ocean Views. March, 2013 (New)

Worm, Boris, et al. "Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks". Marine Policy. 40 (2013) 194-204 (New)


Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction.

Margulis, Sergio. "Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon". World Bank Working Paper No. 22. 2003

Tabuchi, Hiroko, Rigny, Claire & White, Jeremy. "Amazon Deforestation, Once Tames, Comes Roaring Back". New York Times. February 2017(New)

Bellantonio, Marisa, et al. "The Ultimate Mystery Meat: Exposing the Secrets Behind Burger King and Global Meat Production". Mighty Earth (New)

Oppenlander, Richard A. Food Choice and Sustainability: Why Buying Local, Eating Less Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won’t Work. . Minneapolis, MN : Langdon Street, 2013. Print.

1-2 acres of rainforest are cleared every second.

"Measuring the Daily Destruction of the World's Rainforests". Scientific American (New)

Butler, Rhett. "10 Rainforest Facts for 2017". January, 2017 (New)

"Avoiding Unsustainable Rainforest Wood". Rainforest Relief

Reid, Walter V. & Miller, Kenton R. "Keeping Options Alive: The Scientific Basis for Conserving Biodiveristy". World Resources Institute. October 1989

"Tropical Deforestation". National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Facts

The leading causes of rainforest destruction are livestock and feedcrops.

Butler, Rhett. "Cattle Ranching's Impact on the Rainforest". July 2012 (New)

Veiga, J.B., et al. "Cattle Ranching in the Amazon Rainforest". UN: Food and Agriculture Oragnization (New)

"Soy Agriculture in the Amazon Basin". Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sudies: Global Forest Atlas (New)

Up to 137 plant, animal and insect species are lost every day due to rainforest destruction.

"The Disappearing Rainforests". Save the

"What is Deforestation?"

Message from Mr. Ahmed Djoghlaf. Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity. United Nations Economic Programme

Vidal, John. "Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief". The Guardian. August 2010 (New)

26 million rainforest acres (10.8m hectares) have been cleared for palm oil production.   [ix]

"Indonesia: Palm Oil Expansion Unaffected by Forest Moratorium". USDA: Foreign Agriculture Service. June 2013

136 million rainforest acres cleared for animal agriculture.

Butler, Rhett. "Amazon Destruction". January 2017

Butler, Rhett A. "Brazilian beef giant announces moratorium on rainforest beef". Mongabay. August 2009

1,100 Land activists have been killed in Brazil in the past 20 years.   [x]

Batty, David. "Brazilian faces retrial over murder of environmental activist nun in Amazon". The Guardian. April 2009

Butler, Rhett A. "20 years ago the Amazon lost its strongest advocate". Mongabay. December 2008

Sandy, Matt. "Murder of Brazil official marks new low in war on Amazon environmentalists". The Guardian. October 2016 (New)

Nuwer, Rachel. "The Rising Murder Count of Environmental Activists". The New York Times. June 2016 (New)

Now. I think like most vegans that IGNORANCE is why anyone doesn't make CHANGES needed to anything in our lives. I like most was IGNORANT of even the way cows milk didn't just flow on tap without producing babies that were taken away AT ONCE and KILLED ! or that male baby chickens are ground up ALIVE as part of the EGG industry ! this is barbaric ! but when you don't realise...that animals bred today are FREAKS that suffer pain in chests and legs as part of the norm of their aweful purpose of existence we human farmers have done to get more money out of these verbally handicapped living creatures...well...ignorance about WE DONT NEED THEM AS FOOD even as it is POISONING us...

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