Environmental pollution is the price you pay for eating meat. Drainage of sewage, dumping of waste from meat processing plants and livestock farms into rivers and water bodies is one of the main causes of their pollution.
It is no longer a secret to anyone that the sources of clean drinking water on our planet are not only polluted, but also gradually depleted, and it is the meat industry that is especially wasteful of water.
Renowned ecologist Georg Borgström argues that Wastewater from livestock farms pollute the environment ten times more than city sewers and three times more than industrial wastewater.
|Pohl and Anna Ehrlich in their book Population, Resources and Environment write that it takes only 60 liters of water to grow one kilogram of wheat, and from 1250 to 3000 liters is spent on the production of one kilogram of meat!|
In 1973, the New York Post published an article about the appalling waste of water, a precious natural resource, on a large American poultry farm. This poultry farm consumed 400.000 cubic meters of water per day. This amount is enough to supply water to a city of 25.000 people!