Resources and Production

"Animal agriculture puts a heavy strain on many of the Earth’s finite land, water and energy resources.
• 70 billion animals raised annually for human consumption

• Livestock uses a third of the planet’s ice-free land surface, and nearly sixteen percent of global freshwater.

• A third of worldwide grain production​​

​​​Humans, Animals, and Ecosystems

A Well-Fed World

"The consequences of our dietary choices and policies are dire and far-reaching, impacting not only the animals reared for food, but also humans (especially the most vulnerable), animals in the wild, and networks of ecosystems that support countless species of life."

Plant-forward food choices are vital to preserve the environment and conserve resources

Animal Agriculture's Impact on Climate Change

"Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after fossil fuels and
​is a 
leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution and biodiversity loss."

Environment & Resources


"As the global demand for animal-sourced foods continues to skyrocket, more land will be turned over for grazing, feed production, and waste management — taking a toll on native flora
and fauna as well as delicate ecological
​systems on both land and water.

"The direct connection between livestock
and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions further implicates production and consumption of
animal-sourced foods in both climatological
and ecosystem degradation."