Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint by up to 73%!
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that livestock production is responsible for14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, while other organizations like the Worldwatch Institute have estimated it could be as much as 51%.
Of course being vegan helps to save animals lives, but it is also suggested that it reduces greenhouse gases, global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. Read more on this here.
Did you know that worldwide, almost a third of arable land is used for animal agriculture? Deforestation to make space for the feeding of these farm animals not only destroys the natural land, but also the habitats of various wildlife species. It’s estimated that U.S. livestock grazing impacts 14% of threatened or endangered animals and 33% of threatened or endangered plants.