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.