The livestock industry consumes a huge amount of water. It’s not just the water that animals drink, but the vast quantities used to irrigate the animal feed crops.
Eating less meat is a far more effective way to save water than having showers instead of baths. In fact, just one meat-free day saves enough water to fill 20 baths! If we could see how much water goes into our food, we’d soon change what we eat.
Another thing we don’t see is the water pollution that comes from livestock farming. Animal waste from intensive farming doesn’t just stink, it’s toxic to humans and wreaks havoc on delicate ecosystems.
Overfishing the oceans is wiping out entire species and fish farming has much the same environmental impacts as any other intensive livestock farming.
As part-time carnivores, we are conserving water, reducing water pollution and giving the oceans a break.