During his acceptance speech last night, Leonardo DiCaprio made a passionate plea for people to wake up and do something about climate change.
What you may not know is that DiCaprio co-produced an incredibly powerful documentary all about climate change and how animal agriculture is its leading cause.
Cowspiracy, now streaming on Netflix, is an eye-opening film directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn. In it we learn some truly shocking facts about meat, dairy, and egg production and how they're destroying our planet.
- Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation
- Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56 percent of water in the U.S.
- 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce one pound of beef
- Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the U.S.
As famed Hollywood director James Cameron stated, “There is no such thing as a meat-eating environmentalist.” If we care about our planet and climate change, each of us must acknowledge the disastrous effects of animal agriculture.
If you haven’t already, watch DiCaprio’s Cowspiracy and get inspired. Also read our interview with the film’s directors here.
When it comes to combating climate change, there are few personal choices we can make that are more powerful than transitioning towards a planet-friendly vegan diet. Visit ChooseVeg.com today and get started.