LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
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.
CAUSES OF CHRONIC DISEASE &
Inherited genetic mutations play a major role in about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers.
- National Cancer Institute
Genes and chronic disease
- Prevention of Chronic Disease by Means of Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Reversing heart disease with a plant-based diet
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.
DAIRY AND CANCER
The consumption of dairy products increases risks of premature death from breast and prostate cancer.
- Journal of the Cancer Institute
LONGEVITY IN THE BLUE ZONES
Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer and healthier than average.
ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL PRODUCTS
80% of the antibiotics manufactured in the US are fed to animals.
The FDA says farmers are giving animals too many antibiotics.
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.
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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
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 of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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.
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.
We kill 2 to 2.5 trillion fish and sea animals every year.
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.
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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.
Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated and have their babies removed within 24 hours of birth as standard practice.