This is a short message of happiness I wanted to share after watching the documentary COWSPIRACY. I want to start by being honest - I was scared to see another of these crude documentaries about how animals are mistreated and killed for human consumption. But after seeing a lot of reactions on social media about it, I finally decided to brave up and watch it...
But COWSPIRACY was not about that, it's a documentary full with surprising facts - revealing how the production of cows, chickens, pigs, etc. for human consumption is the main cause for deforestation, water pollution and global warming.
Impressive data like ‘51% of green house gases are produced by animal farming and that the meat in only one burger needs 2499 litres of water to be produced’ are just a couple of facts that are shocking and show how unsustainable the modern diet of most people actually is.
More fact and sources here.
This documentary made me think of the reasons why I am vegan. When I decided to change my diet to be plant based my number one reason was my health, a very selfish way to see it when I think about it now. Even though I was always concerned about the environment it wasn't my first thought. Now with this change of thoughts I can reassure a vegan diet is the most ethical and environmentally friendly way of living!
One of the messages that struck me the most was that reversing and stopping climate change will take a diet change in all of us! This change will not come from the industries or government but from each person in this planet. Other than changing technology in cars or industries, changing your diet doesn't take decades, it's possible right now - just take a decision...watch COWSPIRACY! Any other documentaries like this will also help you get information, but you are going to have to take the decision every time you put something on your plate. All of us should know how the food we consume is produced and where it comes from, it is our ethical responsibility.
I invite you to see COWSPIRACY, and get informed how your diet is impacting the health of the environment.
INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR
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