Amazon Rainforest Chainsaw Massacre 

Deforestation

  • Eat less cow meat (beef). 

  • Go vegan or vegetarian!

  • Plant trees for your local nonprofit.

  • Do not buy products with palm oil in them.

What can you do?

  • The Amazon forest is the worlds largest rainforest and produces about 20% of the world's oxygen, it is often called "the planet's lungs." According to the World Wildlife Fund, if it is irrevocably damaged, it could start emitting carbon instead -- the major driver of climate change.

  • The Amazon rainforest has lost the equivalent of 8.4 million soccer fields over the past decade due to deforestation.

  • The vast majority of the forest fires in the Amazon have been set by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle. 

  • Brazil is the world's largest exporter of beef, providing close to 20% of the total global exports, according the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • Scientist say the Amazon could irreversibly degrade into a dry savannah.

  -CNN

  • Out of all the deforested land in Brazil, 80%  of the Amazon is cleared by cattle ranchers.

- Slay Documentary​

Did you know?

Watch this documentary to learn more!

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Trees naturally clean our air by storing CO2 (a harmful greenhouse gas) in their trunks. So when we burn down forest that is just like releasing a carbon bomb back into the air, which as a result, contributes to climate change.

Why Trees?

Mc'Killing

Meat Industry

  • Eat less cow meat.

  • Plant trees for your local nonprofit 

  • Avoid eating meat and dairy, and go vegan!

  • See the burgers on the grill? (No cows were harmed in the making of these burgers.) Try plant based burgers like Beyond or Impossible Burgers. 

What can you do?

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  • The Average American eats 156 burgers per person per year.

  • Animal agriculture (animals raised for food) is the number one cause of deforestation worldwide and second largest contributor to man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

  • A large amount of land is required to make room for the livestock itself, but also to feed the livestock. We use 8 times as much land to feed livestock than to feed humans. 

  • 1/3 of water used in the world goes to animal agriculture. Water "scarecity" (get it?) already affects more than 40%  of the world's population.

  • Livestock farming is the leading cause of ocean dead zones (areas where no marine life can survive).

  • Livestock farming is the leading cause of biodiversity loss.

  • Animal Agriculture is the most destructive industry on our planet. 

- Eating Our Way To Extinction Documentary 

Did you know?

Cow farts and burps

In feedlots, cows are being fed corn and soy instead of their typical diet of grass. When cows eat corn and soy they burp (and fart) a harmful greenhouse gas called methane. Methane is 25 times more potent (more warming effect) than CO2. Methane gas emissions contribute to climate change.

 

See the 1 liter water bottle? Cows can produce 250-500 liters of methane per day from burping and farting. Image 250 to 500 of these 1 liter bottles full of methane (a greenhouse gas) being released from every cow every day. That's a lot of gas contributing to climate change.

Watch these documentaries to learn more!

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