Animals & the Environment

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A shorter version of my "Animal Exploitation" presentation. This one focuses on the environmental impacts of factory farming.

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Animals & the Environment

  1. 1. Animals & the Environment <ul><li>Zoe Masongsong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2, 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Animal-Product Companies Destroy the Environment <ul><li>“ The way that we breed animals for food is a threat to the planet . It pollutes our environment while consuming huge amounts of water, grain, petroleum, pesticides and drugs. The results are disastrous .” </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. David Brubaker, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins University, Environmental News Network, 9/20/99 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Do Companies Do with Animal Waste? <ul><li>“ Millions of gallons of liquefied feces and urine seeped into the environment from collapsed, leaking or overflowing storage lagoons [like the one shown above at a pig factory farm], and flowed into rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater.” </li></ul>www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/environment.html
  4. 4. “ By far the most important non-CO2 greenhouse gas is methane, and the number one source of methane worldwide is animal agriculture.” Environmental Protection Agency, 2004, http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/publications/ emissions
  5. 5. “ Methane is responsible for nearly as much global warming as all other non-CO2 greenhouse gases put together.” Hansen, James E. and Makiko Sato, “Trends of measured climate forcing agents”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 2001, http://www.pnas.org/cgi/ content/full/98/26/14778
  6. 6. = Dr. David Pimentel, ecologist, 1997 http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Aug97/livestock.hrs.html
  7. 7. Amount of Land Needed to Grow a Year’s Supply of Food MEAT-EATER VEGETARIAN VEGAN http://www.PETA2.org

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