There is a connections between animal agriculture and pollution in the ocean, diminishment of life in the seas, the destruction of the rainforests and climate change.
We are ruthlessly overfishing the seas and much of it is being done illegally. Virtually every commercial fishing operation in the world is in a state of collapse. We are polluting the ocean with plastic, petro-chemicals, agricultural run-off and sewage. We are inflicting acidification, noise pollution and destroying coastal habitats for development.A third of all the marine life the fishing industry takes is called forage fish and it is extracted from the sea specifically to feed pigs, chickens, mink, foxes, domestic salmon, and house cats. In fact chickens are eating more fish than albatross, pigs are eating more fish than sharks and housecats are eating more fish than all the seals in the sea.
There are 1.5 billion cows on the planet, 1.2 billion sheep, more than a billion pigs, a half a billion #dogs and 2 billion domestic and feral housecats.
Ten percent of the forage fish goes to feed cats. Fifty-five percent goes to pigs, the rest to chickens, mink, foxes, and domestic farm raised salmon.
There are 2 billion #cats and a half a billion dogs in the world and less than fifty million seals in the sea.
When you eat #chicken you may be eating fish. When you eat #bacon you may be eating fish. When you drink milk or eat eggs you maybe consuming marine wildlife.
Fishermen whine about #seals eating all the fish. Just today there were 38 sea lions in the Columbia River and more than 500 anglers on the shore with their fishing rods but the government was gunning for the #sealions because they “eat #fish.” And on top of that we have the fact that animal agriculturproduces more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry. When you consider it takes 600 barrels of water to produce one #hamburger, the waste is simply unacceptable.
#Veganism is real conservation in action. It goes beyond talking about #climatechange and diminishment of #biodiversity and actually does something to address the #problems.-Captain Paul Watson
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