101 Reasons Why You Need to Go Vegetarian – Part 1

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1.  Every year in the UK we feed our livestock enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation

2.  20 vegetarians can live off the land required by one meat eater

3.  Every 3 seconds a child dies of starvation somewhere in the world

4.  If Americans reduced their meat consumption by 10% it would free 12,000,000 tons of grain – enough to feed 60,000,000 people (the population of Great Britain)

5.  If all Americans became vegetarian, it would free enough grain to feed 600,000,000 people (the population of India)

6.  Intensification in animal farming has displaced 1,000,000’s of people from their traditional lands – eg. indigenous people in south & central america, native americans in north america & crofters in Great Britain – this is continuing today

7.  People displaced from their lands into cities succumb to dietary deficiency, diseases, parasites & opportunistic diseases

8.  In third world countries 1 in 10 babies die before their first birthday

9.  The UK imports £46,000,000 worth of grain from third world countries to feed our livestock

10.  Due to overgrazing 850,000,000 people live on land threatened by desertification & over 230,000,000 already live on land so severely desertified that they are unable to sustain their existence & face imminent starvation

11.  1,000,000,000 people in the west gorging on meat & dairy leave 1,000,000,000 to waste away & 3,500,000,000 teeter on the brink

 

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