The environment is a very important thing in our society at least we say it is but, do we really mean it. Our society performs many things that harm the environment like driving a car or not recycling. The biggest thing that we do that puts a toll on the environment  is the production of meat and dairy. The meat and dairy industry use many of the earth resources in an abusive way. Agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions while all transportation is responsible for 13%. It is supposed to increase by 80% by 2050. These emissions will cause an increase in pollution which causes the earth to change.

Meat and dairy production also uses an enormous amount of water. Animal agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of U.S water consumption. At this rate we could be living on a planet that doesn’t have any water left for not just the human population but, the animal and plant population as well. This process could end up destroying our society. Lastly the process and agriculture of cows is destroying our rainforests. Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of Amazon destruction. The companies that are producing meat in other countries are clearing rainforests so fast that there will soon be none left that aren’t protected.

This is a big problem in our society but, our society is not aware of this destruction happening. We need to start educating people about this situation and coming up with better alternative solutions that can save our environment from extinction.

CC BY-SA 4.0 The Affects of Meat and Dairy Production on the Environment by Samantha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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