Well known for her role in Orange Is the New Black, Ruby Rose recently took to Twitter, asking her 1.3 million followers to ditch animal products as a way to fight climate change.
The tweet comes in response to President Trump’s decision to reverse most of Obama’s climate change initiatives and the Department of Energy’s decision to avoid phrases like “climate change and “emissions reduction in official communications.
Trump changes to Climate change today have you feeling ill?? May I suggest turning vegan or at least vegetarian? We can be the change.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) March 29, 2017
Climate change is easily one of the most pressing issues of our time, and many people who care about the environment still have no idea that raising animals for food is so incredibly destructive.
Thanks to people like Ruby Rose, more people are becoming aware of the serious environmental consequences of factory farming.
Consider some of these facts:
- Animal agriculture uses a whopping 56 percent of water in the United States. In fact, just one hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce—the equivalent of two months’ worth of showers.
- Because animals are so densely packed on today’s industrial farms, they produce more manure than can be absorbed by the land as fertilizer. The runoff from these facilities grossly contaminates rivers and groundwater.
- Animal agriculture is culpable for nearly 91 percent of Amazon destruction, according to The World Bank.
- Raising animals for food produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, planes, and other forms of transportation combined.
But there’s good news too! Going vegan immediately cuts your CO2 emissions in half and spares countless animals a lifetime of suffering on factory farms.
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