At kindflies, we live by the M.O. "Give back more than you take."
It can be applied to our interactions with each other, and our Earth. Realistically, the Earth would be perfectly fine without us. Think about it... Think about our impact on the oceans, forests, lakes and rivers that are the Earth's lungs and givers of life. Even in the last 100 years we've done more irreversible damage than, well, ever!
We should be caretakers, not takers.
It's our duty to challenge our daily routine and modify our habits and choices to ensure we lessen our impact, and encourage others to do the same. We need to search for ways to be more eco-friendly, more animal friendly, and more compassionate with each other so we cultivate an attitude of acceptance, which will make us more willing to understand those hard-to-accept truths that are so blatantly obvious.
One of those truths is that through animal agriculture, we are causing our own extinction. We are destroying our habitat to produce food to sustain our lives...
- Studies and data vary, but it is now widely accepted that at least 50% of greenhouse gases are generated from 'livestock' animals and their byproducts. A major share in this percentage is the carbon footprint of the vehicles that transport these animals.
- Several football fields worth of land (approximately 7) worldwide are bulldozed each minute to make room for more animals.
- More than 90% of the Amazon rainforest that's been cleared since the 1970's is used for meat production.
- It takes 4,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of meat. That's 2 months worth of showers.
These are just a handful of the flabbergasting eco-related facts that encircle animal agriculture. In quelling our consumption of meat, we eliminate this unnecessary wastage, and save lives: innocent animal lives, and our own.
We can begin to give back more than we have taken by taking steps now to remove the animal products from our plates, clothes, and household products.
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