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Should you go vegan?

Several forms of pollution - e.g. deforestation, eutrophication of water, leaching of nitrates, antibacterial resistence, release of ammonia, nitrous oxides and methane in the atmosphere - are associated to livestock production. Should we all go vegan to prevent major environmental pollution?
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No - The consumption of livestock products should be diminished but not eliminated

The negative environmental impacts of meat-based and dairy products can be reduced by decreasing their consumption to a sustainable level

Impossible For Everyone To Go Vegan

In some parts of the world, meat and fish consumption are a means of survival. Explore

No - livestock production is not a truly significant cause of pollution

The putative environmental benefits associated to ending meat and dairy consumption are not significative when compared to other forms of pollution such as the one from the transportation or the chemical processing sectors

Companies Should Change, Not Individuals

It shouldn't be up to the individuals to change their lifestyle but rather big companies that cause vast amounts of pollution should be held accountable. Explore

Eating Meat is Natural

Humans have always eaten meat, and should thus continue to do so. Explore

Yes - We should all go vegan

Not consuming any animal-derived product is the only way to prevent an ecological catastrophe

livestock production causes irreversible water eutrophication

Livestock production has been identified as the major source of land-based nutrient pollution. The latter has caused massive algae blooms, that, in turn, kill fishes and aquatic flora Explore

livestock production catalyses the birth of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Livestock are protected and healed from diseases by means of an extensive use of antibiotics. This practice may however cause the birth of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Explore

livestock production causes the release of ammonia, methane and other gases

Livestock natural production of polluting gases is highly significant as well as not treated adequately Explore

Large-scale livestock raising leads to deforestation

Deforestation caused by cattle raising leads to the release of CO2 by trees and the destruction of animal habitat. Explore
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