Some interesting facts:
If you were to eat vegetarian 1 day per week (not too hard: omelet for breakfast, salad for lunch, pasta for dinner!) this is what you would do (yes, just you!):
- Save 84,000 gallons of water
- Save 245 pounds of grain that could go directly to consumers instead of livestock
- Save 7,700 square feet of rainforest (people don’t realize that much of the rainforest has been torn down for livestock grazing)
- Save 15.5 gallons of gasoline
- Reduce 400 pounds of manure produced by food animals
- Save 87 square feet of topsoil from erosion
- Plus, help with global warming, saving ocean life, and your own health!
If you gave up only beef, you would save 300,000 gallons of water a year, way more than you could by never showering! However, more animal lives are saved by giving up eggs and chicken.
If you were vegan or vegetarian for 1 year, you could personally save more than 100 animals from the fates of factory farming, which kills about 12 billion animals every year in the U.S. (55 billion worldwide annually). You would also save 1 acre of trees.