Thursday, October 30, 2014

Killing animals is finishing the planet

"Livestock species contribute directly and indirectly to deforestation, water pollution, air pollution, greenhouse gases, global warming, desertification, erosion and human obesity, and virtually anywhere you go in the world, the damage done by ruminants, pigs and poultry, and those who grow feed crops for them, is visible on the land. Dry and scrubby Greece, once a nation of woodlands, has gone to the goats. In Brazil, forests are falling before the advance of soybean fields, cultivated largely as beef fodder. In New Zealand, the banks of wild streams are frequently found trampled and muddied by grazers."



Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/is-the-livestock-industry-destroying-the-planet-11308007/#LmJk30W9zpGRmd0v.99
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