About 40 million tons of food is needed to eliminate the most extreme cases of world hunger, yet farm animals in Western countries are fed 540 million tons of food every year.
The world's cattle alone consume a quantity of food equal to the caloric needs of 8.7 billion people.
A U.N. report revealed that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, trains, ships and planes in the world combined.
It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat.
Food for a vegan can be produced on only one-sixth of an acre of land, while it takes 3¼ acres of land to produce food for a meat-eater.
More than 10 billion animals are killed for food in the United States every year. Animals in factory farms are debeaked, branded, dehorned and/or castrated without painkillers. During slaughter, they are often dismembered while they're still conscious.
One way to solve these problems is to go vegetarian.
Plant-based foods are better for your health, the planet and animals.