Animal farming is responsible for more than 15% of all human-caused green house gases.
Beef production alone is responsible for 41% of deforestation.
Animal agriculture is one of the top three contributors to water-quality degradation.
Over 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, such as SARS, Swine Flu, and Bird Flu.
Up to 80% of antibiotics are fed to livestock, leading to antibiotic-resistant microbes.
1 in every 25 packages of chicken at the grocery store is contaminated with Salmonella.
Over 50 billion animals are farmed under intensive confinement conditions each year globally.
More than 2,300 species are threatened by livestock farming and aquaculture.
Approximately 10.5 million tons of sea animals— including dolphins and turtles—are discarded as bycatch.