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

Animals raised for food in the U.S. produce 130 times more excrement than the nation's entire human population.

The run-off from factory farming pollutes our rivers and lakes more than all other industrial sources combined.

The production of food for an omnivorous diet demands 8 times more natural resources (farmland, fuel, water, etc.) than are required to feed a vegetarian.

One third of all fossil fuels consumed by the U.S. are used by the meat industry.

Adopting a plant-based diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard car to a hybrid.

Scientists estimate that a mere 10% reduction in meat consumption by Americans alone would free up enough farmland to grow 12 million tons of grain – enough to feed the 20 million people who starve to death each year around the world.