Most people eat meat twice a day without even thinking about it. But the amount of meat and fish we feast on is damaging our planet and our health.
- Livestock production makes up 14.5% of total global greenhouse gas emissions and is one of the causes of deforestation and climate change.
- Our taste for fish had been stripping the seas; over 70% of the world’s fish stocks are over or fully exploited.
- Our health is suffering: a shift to lower-meat diets in the UK could prevent 45,000 early deaths each year and save the NHS over £1.2 billion per year.
So consider signing up to go meat-free in May with Friends Of The Earth! Do it with a friend for double the benefit (and support).