If you want to save the tiger, first save the cow – this is how veganism protects the jewels of our natural world
This is a thought-provoking fact: half of the past Since this century, our planet has steadily moved to the edge of the sixth mass extinction, or perhaps sleepwalking. One- The fifth of all mammals is now under threat. What caused our crisis? To a large extent, we have an appetite for meat. Sound far-fetched? Think about it, in 2016, every hour-there was a rain forest of the size of hundreds of football fields cut down! -Exclusively for the animals that end up having pastures on our plate. Most of the land that is not used to raise cattle is cut down Grazing is to grow soybeans, not for tofu or soy milk, but for feeding animals on global farms. In fact, 70 per cent of all soybean crops are fed by farmed animals. Not only that, of course, Massive deforestation has caused devastating damage to the environment, which is also the death penalty for millions of animals that have lost their habitat. To make matters worse, massive deforestation is happening in the \"super diverse\" countries with the largest number of species in the world. These include the land of Cerrado, Jaguar and large ma fish in South America; In the Congo Basin, you will find gorillas, chimpanzees and forest elephants; Forests, mountains and grasslands in the eastern part of the Himalayas, Bengal tigers, snow leopards and one -- Rhino head home. Deforestation is not the only threat to wildlife because of our taste for meat. In some areas, local predators like wolves have been deliberately slaughtered to protect livestock, in others, millions of wildlife have died from dehydration or hunger after finding their migration routes blocked by erected fences. Then there is the waste generated by the factory farm, which usually flows into the waterways and can lead to huge \"death zones\" where few species can survive. Meanwhile, evidence of the role of animal agriculture in climate change is getting worse and worse. 20 of the world\'s largest producers of meat and dairy produce emit more greenhouse gases Natural gas emissions are more than in Germany as a whole-in fact, animal agriculture is responsible for these emissions than any other industry. Billions of animals on factory farms produce a lot of methane-84 times the amount of heat that is caught in our atmosphere, as effective as carbon dioxide. All of this is a disaster for many species, including polar bears, whose homes are melting, countless marine animals that thrive on coral reefs-the tropical rainforest of the ocean-are killed by rising sea temperature and acidification, both of which are related to climate change. The fishery also contributed to the massacre. Dragging billions of fish out of the bottom of the sea every year-whether fishing on the bottom of the sea or combing the ocean with long lines-kills \"non- The target animals include turtles, whales, dolphins and sharks. Single though The use of plastic bags and straws can cause marine pollution. In fact, the fishing tackle it was abandoned or discarded-also known as \"ghost gear\"-was named \"the most harmful marine wreck of the animal\" because it dismember and killed millions of people every year. Fish farming is not the answer because a large number of wild fish are caught to feed the farmed fish, resulting in penguins, porpoise and other fish -- Eat species starve to death. Our food choices have caused a huge loss of global biodiversity, and as the Earth\'s population continues to climb, the increased demand for meat will exacerbate the grim situation that our precious wildlife has already faced. But thankfully, we don\'t just sit back and let this happen. By giving up meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, we can make a lot of progress in easing the stress on our planet and all the animals we share with us. By getting protein directly from plants rather than delivering it through animals first, we can significantly reduce the amount of land we need to farm-freeing up millions of hectares of land, the land may be occupied by wild animals again. Research has shown that if everyone eats vegetarian food, food on a global scale Related greenhouses By 2050, natural gas emissions could be reduced as much as possible, limiting the catastrophic effects of climate change, which threatens so many popular species. So, if we want to save the tiger, the elephant, the Jaguar and the gorilla, the best (and easiest) First, take the chicken, the pig, the Lamb, the cow-all the animals-out of our plate. Jack Harris writes on behalf of PETA. Here\'s their vegetarian starter kit.