Ocean Dead Zone In Gulf of Mexico Fueled by Animal Agriculture

If you do enough research on this subject, you will find that Animal Agriculture is the major culprit for fueling catastrophes to our land, air and water across the globe.

Tyson Foods is responsible as being the most dominant influence, due to their massive productions of pork, beef and chicken, supplying McDonald’s and Walmart to name a few big names.

55M tons of manure were generated alone last year by Tyson, according to the EPA and 104M tons of pollutants dumped in waterways.

The biggest thing you can do for the environment is go vegan for our planet!  We must take action now.

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And some more studies on Climate Change from the Meat and Dairy Industries:
USDA Climate Change Science Plan 4 (2010), available at http://www.usda.gov/…/science…/USDA_CCSPlan_120810.pdf. These figures include contributions from land use change and deforestation for the purpose of agriculture—primarily to make land available for grazing.

[2] Henning Steinfeld et al., FAO, Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options (2006), available at http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.htm. A more recent and comprehensive study published by Worldwatch Institute, however, finds that livestock and their byproducts actually account for 51% of worldwide human-related greenhouse gas emissions annually. Robert Goodland & Jeff Anhang, Livestock and Climate Change, World Watch Magazine, November/December 2009, at 11.

[3] David Tilman & Michael Clark, Global Diets Link Environmental Sustainability and Human Health, 515 Nature 518, 520 (2014).

[4] Id.

[5] FAO, General Situation of World Fish Stocks, http://www.fao.org/newsroom/common/ecg/1000505/en/stocks.pdf.

[6] Boris Worm et al., Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services, 314 Science 787, 790 (2006).

[7] USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, https://www.aphis.usda.gov/…/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage (last visited Oct. 15, 2015).

[8] Ralph Maughan, Wedge Wolf Pack Will be Killed because of its Increasing Beef Consumption, The Wildlife News (Sept. 28, 2012), http://www.thewildlifenews.com/…/wedge-wolf-pack-will…/.

[9] Ross W. Gorte et al., Cong. Research Serv., R40237, Federal Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service (FS): Issues in the 111th Congress 11 (2010); see also 157 Cong. Rec. H420 (daily ed. Jan. 24, 2011) (statement of Rep. Burton); 180 More Wild Horses Found Dead in Nevada, N.Y. Times, Oct. 12, 1988, at A15.

[10] Sergio Margulis, Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon, The World Bank (2004), http://www-wds.worldbank.org/…/277150PAPER0wbwp0no1022.pdf.

[11] EPA, Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources 14 (Feb. 2011), available at http://www2.epa.gov/…/HFStudyPlanDraft_SAB_020711.pdf.

[12] David Pimentel et al., Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues, 54 BioScience 909, 911 (2004).

[13] USDA, Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry, http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome… (last visited Oct. 15, 2015).

[14] Id.; see also Katie Hoover, Cong. Research Serv., R43431, Forestry Provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill (Pl. 113-79) (2014).

[15] 7 U.S.C. § 6704(d) (2012).

[16] USDA, supra note 1, at 3-4.

[17] USDA, USDA’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry—Fact Sheet (Apr. 23, 2015), available at http://www.usda.gov/documents/climate-smart-fact-sheet.pdf.

[18] Id.

[19] Id.; see also Cowspiracy (A.U.M. Films 2014).

[20] USDA, supra note 18, at 4.

[21] USDA, supra note 1, at 15-17.

[22] Id.

[23] Id.

[24] Id.

[25] Climate Change and President Obama’s Action Plan, The White House, https://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change… (last visited Oct. 15, 2015).

[26] Supra, note 2, at xxi.

[27] Supra, note 3.

[28] David R. Simon, Meatonomics, 166 (2013); see also Marya Torrez, Accounting for Taste: Trade Law Implications of Taxing Meat to Fight Climate Change, 27 Geo. Int’l Envtl. L. Rev. 61 (2014).

[29] Id. at Appendix B.

[30] Emiko Terazono, OECD Warns Farm Subsidies Still Too High, Financial Times (Sept. 4, 2014), http://www.ft.com/…/a42540e4-3384-11e4-85f1


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