Veganism And Environment

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Veganism is a diet and lifestyle trend that is taking over the world. Countless documentaries and scientific studies have been made to explore the different aspects of the newfound diet. Restaurants around the world are now offering vegan options as its popularity grows more and more and people choose to eat a more plant-based diet. Being vegan can be defined as someone who chooses not to eat or buy animal-based products; including meat, dairy, leather, fur or anything that is sourced from an animal. Veganism is the ultimate cruelty free lifestyle as it directly benefits the animals and the environment. By pursuing a vegan diet it can save 200 animals per year, 1.3 million gallons of water, and 1.5 tons of carbon emissions (About Veganism). …show more content…
Animal agriculture continues to use up land, water, and fuel in order for people to eat an animal supported diet. In result there is a staggering amount of pollution and waste, worsening the environment surrounding the factory and the overall climate. The factory farms emit harmful greenhouse gases and pollute the air, land, and water which affect the quality of life of those who live in the surrounding communities (Farm Sanctuary). Not only does animal agriculture have a negative impact on the environment, but it also has an unfortunate impact on those who live in the surrounding area. In result of the fast pace farm factories have to produce products there a shocking amount of waste every day. The factories have nowhere else to deposit the waste so local lagoons can be found overflowing with manure which has been linked to omitting harmful gases and contaminate water thus, affecting the quality of water in the neighboring town as well (Farm Sanctuary). Although vehicles and traditional factories are thought to be the main contributors of pollution, animal agriculture tops both. One pound of beef takes at least 1,581 gallons of water to produce, which is nearly 100 showers (Farm Sanctuary). It is not sustainable to raise the animals from youth to adulthood while providing them land, food, and water at the rate that it is being consumed in the U.S. The environment is slowly decaying because of the way it is treated by the food industry. The vegan diet and lifestyle has proven to be much more sustainable and is able to be fully supported by the environment. In result the environment can thrive but not at the expense of the food industry. Veganism is the solution to save, not only the animals, but the environment

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