By KD Angle-Traegner, Founder & Editor

Our environment is in serious trouble. We are in the midst of terrible ecological devastation. Raising animals for food is the single greatest human-caused source of destruction to our environment. It is the largest source of greenhouse gases, land use and degradation; the number one source of water pollution and rainforest deforestation. It’s also a major contributor to air pollution, ocean dead zones, habitat loss, and species extinction. And when we include all the resources that go into raising animals for food – the land, fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides, fossil fuels and freshwater – animal agribusiness is shockingly inefficient and a costly and wasteful use of our limited natural resources. Veganism is the solution.

I created this infographic to help spread awareness about the connections between our environment and the food we eat. For a thoroughly researched and more in-depth look at these connections please visit the resource, Veganism & The Environment.

the environment and veganism infographic

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