Hi y’all! How are you doing today? 😉
Water: The Earth needs it, and we need it; we all need it to live.
But did you know that almost one billion people (one out of eight) on’t have access to clean water?
It kills more people every year than any/all forms of violence, including war.
Yesterday, I overheard a conversation of two guys sitting in front of me. One guy (K) was eating mashed potatoes and meat. As he was eating it, he told the guy next to him (J), “Hey, did you know that at this rate (as in if we all continue a meat-eating diet), thw earth can’t sustain us? But if we all adapt a eastern/vegetarian diet, the earth is going to last a lot longer than as of now.”
Is this the reality? He knows thatt eating meat is bad for the planet, and yet he still does it? Why?
It takes so much water to live on a meat-based diet. (Warning: I am NOT attacking meat-eaters. I am saying what I think and what I know. You can eat whatever you want, that’s not my problem and it is your right to do so.)
Every second, animals produced for food in just the US produce 89000 pounds of waste (aka 130 times more than what’s produced in the country’s entire human population), and those usually leak into nearby bodies of water, contaiminating and making it nondrinkable.
FYI, It takes a BUTT LOAD OF WATER to keep a meat-eating diet.
|1 Glass of milk||200|
|Cup of Coffee||140|
|Bag of Chips||185|
|Slice of Bread||40|
It takes 4000 liters of water to produce one steak. If that much water was used for plants like grains and corns, fed to people instead of animals, that’s going to end world hunger.
Farmed animals use more than half of the water that’s consumed in the US.
Animal products use way more water than plant based products.
A meat-based diet takes up over 4000 gallons of water PER DAY, whereas a vegetarian diet takes only about 300 gallons.
In an average day, one person uses up about 90 gallons of water. And if that doesn’t include the water that’s needed to raise those meat for hamburgers, that’d be about 2500 gallons! With those first 90 gallons, you can fill your bathtub about 3000 times over, so with 2500 gallons, you can fill it 83333 times!! Crazy!!
If everyone can either cut their meat consumption or go vegetarian, that would save water, land, harms to animals, and paying excessive tax to the meat industry. (If we don’t pay tax for meat, an average price for a hamburger would be $35. So meat eaters, thank those veg*ns who are paying for your food.)
The environment is falling. It’s because humans are killing it. So WE should take responsibility to HELP.
We can all help by cutting down on te meat consumption, going vegetarian, and/or going vegan.
Of course, there’s other ways to save water (ie: taking a shorter shower), but from an AR’s point of view, I like not eating meat. 🙂
How do you save water?
Thanks for coming and have a good day! 🙂