10 Things The Government Doesn't Want You To Know

Below are some simple truths that governments around the World often don't tell us. To see the sources for each fact, click on the corresponding photos.
1. Approximately 56 BILLION animals are killed EVERY YEAR.
2. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of SPECIES EXTINCTION.
3. Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation industry COMBINED.
4. WorldWatch Institute estimated animal agriculture to be responsible for 51% of ALL greenhouse gas emissions.
5. Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of AMAZON DEFORESTATION.
6. It’s estimated that someone who doesn’t eat animals saves nearly 200 animals EVERY YEAR.
7. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of OCEAN DEAD ZONES.
8. ONE THIRD of earth’s land is used for animal agriculture.
9. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of WATER POLLUTION.
10. Scientists predict that there will be NO FISH IN THE OCEAN by 2048.

You may also like

November 10, 2016

Before the Flood: “Consume Differently”

Two years in the making, Before the Flood follows Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2014 appointment as United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change

January 9, 2017

Ballet Dancer Sylvie Guillem Shows How to Raise the 'Barre' for Animals

Legendary Dancer Teams Up With PETA to Promote Meat-Free Meals

Since you're here...
...we’ve got a small favour to ask. Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week across Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure.

become a supporter
Contributor:

Kaden is a passionate animal rights activist, writer, graphic designer and cyclist.

Get updates from Plant Based News
For stories you need to read, in one handy email. Get our newsletter in your inbox every week.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

Follow us on social media: