© 2019 by Let Us Be Heroes

5'08
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
(WORLDWIDE) 

Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years.

- WHO 

5'44 
CAUSES OF CHRONIC DISEASE &
PREVENTION
Inherited genetic mutations play a major role in about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers. 
- National Cancer Institute

Genes and chronic disease

- WHO

- Prevention of Chronic Disease by Means of Diet and Lifestyle Changes

 

Reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet

- Dean Ornish, MD

 

 

6'00
PROCESSED MEAT IS A TYPE 1 CARCINOGEN

Processed meat products include bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, beef jerky, canned meat and meat-based sauces. Red meat is classified as a probable carcinogen.

- WHO

 

 

12'45
DAIRY AND CANCER
The consumption of dairy products increases risks of premature death from breast and prostate cancer.

- Journal of the Cancer Institute

- Canadian Cancer Institute

- PCRM.ORG

 

 

13'52
LONGEVITY IN THE BLUE ZONES

Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer and healthier than average. 

- BLUE ZONES

 

 

12'18
ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL PRODUCTS
80% of the antibiotics manufactured in the US are fed to animals. 

- Time.com

The FDA says farmers are giving animals too many antibiotics.

- The Atlantic

 

 

14'15
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IS A LEADING CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Animal agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, land degradation, pollution, water consumption, wildlife extinction, oceanic dead zones.

- GRAIN & IATP Report

- Cowspiracy Facts

 

15'44 & 22'00
ANIMAL AGRICULTURE IMPACT ON THE OCEANS

The widespread use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers used in the production of feed crops, and the waste from the animals contaminate soils, poison waterways and contribute to dead zones in the oceans. - Cowspiracy Facts

90% of the world's fisheries are in crisis - UNFAO 
2048: empty oceans 
- National Geographic

 

16'43
PLASTIC WASTE IN OCEANS
Plastic straws represent less than 0.1% of all plastic waste in oceans, while plastic fishing gear represent 46% of the total plastic waste.

- Bloomberg

- Nature.com

 

 

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20'00
LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF CETACEANS

It is estimated that over 300,000 

small whales, dolphins, and porpoises die from entanglement in fishing nets each year, making this the single largest cause of mortality for small cetaceans.

- BBC

 

 

20'23
BROKEN FOOD SYSTEMS

We feed 70 to 100 billion of land animals for slaughter every single year, while 800 million people are dying of hunger. 

- Food Aid Foundation

- A well-fed world

We kill 2 to 2.5 trillion fish and sea animals every year.
- FishCount

 

 

24'20
ANIMALS KILLED IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Over 100 million of foxes, minks, raccoons, coyotes are killed every year for their fur, not including 1 billion rabbits killed for fur.

- Fur Free Alliance

- Last Chance for Animals

 

 

25'55 & 27'08
ANIMALS IN THE EGG AND DAIRY INDUSTRY
Male chicks in the egg industry, because they don't lay eggs and are not fit for chicken-meat consumption, are discarded as they hatch, ground up alive, suffocated, drowned or gassed as a standard practice.

- Independent

Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated and have their babies removed within 24 hours of birth as standard practice.

- Free From Harm