BRETT COLLEY - Artist/Curator/Educator
MEET YOUR MEAT (MEAT wall detail)
2009
Vinyl wall text:

The meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse-gases than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined.

More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared for grazing and for growing grain to feed farmed animals.

More than 90 percent of all Amazon rain forest land cleared since 1970 is used for meat production.

More than 70 percent of the U.S. grain harvest each year is fed to livestock, or animals farmed for slaughter. The largest share goes to cattle.

Livestock production accounts for half of all water used in the United States. The typical plant-based diet requires approximately 300 gallons of water per day, while an omnivore's diet demands more than 4,000.

A single cheeseburger requires more than 700 gallons of water to produce!