The digestive process of farmed animals, particularly cows, causes emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Producing meat and dairy not only takes up land for animals to be reared on, but uses massive amounts of land growing crops to feed to animals. This unnecessary land usage causes deforestation, reducing the amount of trees and increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. This land usage can also cause drylands to …
When animal waste is broken down, it produces nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas. Nitrous oxide is 300 times more potent than CO2 in its warming effect.
Going vegan can reduce your individual carbon footprint by up to 73%. A global change to veganism could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and save up to 8 million lives by 2050.