Alexander Chapman - The Cowspiracy
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution in the world. It is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill… yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. Furthermore, The White House has recently passed a “Bovine Flatulence Bill”, proposing the reduction of methane emissions from the dairy industry by 25% by 2020. It is estimated that these regulations would cost a medium-sized dairy farms with 75 to 125 cows between $13,000 and $22,000 a year, and medium-sized cattle farms with 200 to 300 cows between $17,000 and $27,000. Although, U.S. dairy accounts for about 5 % of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, there is a further 4% in beef cattle, proving that America will tax its milk production but not its precious steak.
This is the Cowspiracy!