Why going vegan is better for the planet: World Vegan Month

Posted on the 15th November 2023

Being vegan not only helps reduce animal suffering, but it is also one of the best things an individual can do for the planet.

Reduce your carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of a vegan diet can be as much as 60% less than that of a meat-based diet, according to research by Oxford University. And more recent research further demonstrates that a vegan diet produces the least carbon emissions, requires less water, and requires less land, when compared to other ways of eating – including meat-based diets, vegetarian diets and pescatarian diets.

Animal agriculture and deforestation

Animal agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to deforestation worldwide; vast swathes of forests and rainforests are chopped and burnt down to clear land for animal grazing, and to grow crops for animal feed. In fact, roughly 90% of Amazon Rainforest deforestation can be directly attributed to red meat production.

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