Let’s face it there are almost 8 billion people on this planet and we can simply not keep producing gross amounts of food and feeding it to cattle. Factory farming is not only cruel, but it is destroying the planet. If we want future generations to survive then we must make changes. It takes 660 gallons of water to make one hamburger. We use I hear so much of the plants grown to feed these animals just to get so little out of it. When there were less people living on earth it made sense that they ate animals. Most families lived on farms or near them so they were just feeding people nearby. It wasn’t a disgusting slaughter house. I still don’t believe it’s right to eat animals, especially with how much more evolved we humans are supposed to be. There is so much access to information and yet people still choose to blindly follow what the meat and dairy industry is pushing down our throats. People think drinking milk is going to give them strong bones, but it’s quite the opposite. There have been studies showing that the countries with the highest intake of dairy are the ones with the highest diagnoses of osteoporosis. The countries with the highest intake of animal products are the ones with the highest obesity rates. Hello America. We must be doing something wrong. No one wants to face the huge impact killing animals for food is having the place we all live. Then there are those who eat “humanely raised” or “grass-fed” meat and this is even worse for the environment than factory farming. In order to keep up with the demand for the “better alternative” they have to make sure there is enough land for these cows to roam. With all this wasted land and with the cows all in one area it’s polluting the air we breath. The cows being in such a concentrated area releases a lot of methane into the air. More than 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions are from animal farming, but sure enjoy your electric powered car because that’s helping (p.s. it’s not). I keep hearing everyone talk about how the oceans are dying then I see them eating a salmon. So you’re aware that you’re contributing to the over fishing and yet you don’t care… This blows my mind. I simply will never understand someone knowing they’re apart of the damage being done and they do nothing about it. Every vegan can save 219,000 gallons of water a year. It’s fact that plants take a lot less water to produce a greater yield of product. There is literally no reason other than plain ignorance that people in 2017 should still be starving. We have more than enough food to feed everyone on this earth and it should be affordable too if certain people would stop over buying food and wasting it because it went bad before you could eat it. ONLY BUY WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EAT. It’s so frustrating because people over buying products is also contributing to farmers over producing, they have to meet the consumer demand. Also, plant foods take up a lot less land and still produce more food than animals. More food, less land, less water. Not sure why people are still justifying eating animals solely on the taste. News flash your pallet will adjust. The smell of cooked meat makes me sick to my stomach when about 10 years ago you’d find me eating a hamburger. Introduce yourself to real plant foods and you will love them more than that dead carcass you used to call food. America wake up. Stop being impulse shoppers and only buy what you need. The earth will thank you.