Saving Wildlife from Mass Extinction due to Global Warming

Global Warming due to Animal Agriculture

Global warming

due to

Animal agriculture 

   

These pictures need no labels, nor embellishment.
 

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They speak for themselves, and for those who cannot speak for themselves.
 

   

"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 

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Just a few bare bone facts that can knock your socks off.
 

   

About 35 million cows are slaughtered for meat in the U.S. each year. At 2 meters per cow, the dead-cow line will stretch 70,000 km or 45,000 miles, or about 16X the distance between Los Angeles and New York City, or almost twice around the equator.
 

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About 100 million pigs are slaughtered for meat in the U.S. each year. At 1.5 meters per pig, the dead-pig line would stretch 150,000 km or 95,000 miles, or about 34X the distance between Los Angeles and New York City, or almost 4X around the Earth.
 

   

About 10 billion (with a "b") chickens are slaughtered for meat in the U.S. each year.  At 3 chickens per meter, 10 billion dead chickens would form a line of 3.3 million km or 2 million miles (!), or about 750X the distance between Los Angeles and New York City, or more than 8X the distance from the Earth to the Moon (385,000 km).
 

 

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Even Anthony Marr himself, no stranger to astronomical figures, was astounded when he converted these numbers to distances.  He had to recalculate the 2-million-mile chicken line to make sure that it was not a few zeros off.
 

   

In one day, a cow can emit pound of methane into the air.  As a greenhouse gas, methane is 25X as potent as CO2.  There are  1.3 billion cows in the world.  Collectively, the meat-dairy-egg industries release an amount of methane into the atmosphere equivalent to 18% of all greenhouse gasses release by human activities every year, more than the transportation system itself.
 

 

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These industries are generally not held responsible for global warming, partly due to the political clout of the animal enterprises lobby.  And the general public tends to turn a blind eye to this cause-and-effect, since they by and large consume animal products.
 

 

Factory-farming of sheep.

       
 

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Factory farms have not made their way into India, yet, but Indian cattle are grossly overpopulated, to the tune of about 500 million head, most of which being half-starved and emaciated, all causing massive environmental damage including desertification.
 

 

Male chicks being summarily disposed of by the egg industry.

       
 

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Arctic fox fur market.

       

Methane Emissions from Beef and Dairy Cattle in the U.S.

 

       
 

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Liquid and solid discharges from factory farms...
 

   

       

... quantitative equivalents of cities.
 

 

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"Immoral" by PETA.

       

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