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."

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."

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