Does being vegan/vegetarian really help the environment that much?
- WOOWHOLv 79 months ago
Does being VEGAN? Vegetarian REALLY help the environment that much LOL ONLY if your going to do HYSTERECTOMIES and VASECTOMIES on all the existing COWS ( they also are VEGANS eat grasses ) PIGS CHICKENS ELEPHANTS HORSES DOGS CATS GIRAFFES TIGERS LIONS AND BEARS .. OH MY . and human beings ( 7 BILLION ) . that produce FECES / METHANE GAS Did you hear the one about Three Cows go into OUT back restaurant to order a steak the first cow says to the waitress i want my steak ...........
- 9 months ago
Beef production damages the environment, so avoiding beef helps the environment
- 9 months ago
Dec 18, 2015 - The idea that being vegetarian is better for the environment has, over the last ... of the surprise best-seller Diet for a Small Planet and then spread far and wide: ... While the research builds on previous work that likewise undermines ...
- GonzoLv 59 months ago
I seriously doubt it. Maybe a little bit. Eating Beef is bad for the environment.do some research about it.
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- Anonymous9 months ago
Of course not. It just gives many militant vegans a smug sense of superiority.
- TulipLv 79 months ago
Doesn't make an iota of difderence
- DaisyLv 79 months ago
No. If everyone in the world went vegan, it would only lower emissions about 3%. Plus there would not be enough food to feed our growing world population.
It's the usual vegan dishonesty. The vegan diet would only affect a small portion of your carbon footprint......not your total contribution to global warming.If everyone gave up driving a car, that would more effective.https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019...
- WendigoLv 79 months ago
"Does being vegan/vegetarian really help the environment that much?"
No being vegetarian or vegan doesn't help environment that much. It would be little more than a series trade off's of one set of issues for others. The first trade off would be more erosion of the topsoil. Another trade off would the amount of fertilizer used that a significant amount would also run off into the streams and rivers. Which if one actually looks deep enough, has brought its own set of issues with marine life. Those make up the top two issues with either a strict vegetarian diet, or one of the three vegetarian diet variants, that allows the consumption of dairy and/or eggs.
Then there's the matter of transporting the foodstuffs to where it's needed. Also even before that is the various equipment needed to prepare the ground for the planting of crops for the foodstuffs that we eat. Then there's the equipment that used, to harvest those foodstuffs. That too impacts the environment. Another issue is that some of the best land for crops is being lost. This is due to the suburbanization/urbanization, or the creation of gated communities, of what was once farmland.As for the greenhouse gases, realistically there's no way to stop those. Those have been going on since our planet developed a life sustaining atmosphere, which was long before mankind's existence. The number one greenhouse gas isn't methane, but water vapor. Water covers seventy percent of out planet's surface, and is constantly evaporating, and entering the atmosphere.As far as the methane gas goes, the amount released into the atmosphere by livestock is massively dwarfed by the amount released into the atmosphere, from just oceanic sources. Add in all of the other various bodies of water, and that adds even more. Next is land based sources of methane gas, that has no human input. The number one cause of methane gas is the decaying of biological matter.Some of which has been being released as the glaciers started retreating about fifteen thousand years ago. As the glaciers started retreating, it started to open up land that had been trapped beneath ice sheets that covered the land. As the glaciers retreated, the trapped methane gases began to vent into the planet's atmosphere. Our planet entered into what's known as an inter-glacial period, at the end of the most recent ice age.
Now with that in mind, yes we have impacted our planet's environment. BUT NOT to the extent or level SOME would have us believe that we have, if full on science is used. Yes there are things we need to do to lessen our impact. However the matter is technology hasn't been able to keep pace, to offset our impact, albeit less than SOME wants us to believe. We do need to develop better and cleaner methods for generating energy. This includes wind, water, solar, and yes even nuclear energy with a proper and safe method of both recycling, and disposal of the non recyclable wastes that are going to be left. However with those who are against any of of these makes developing newer more efficient methods for generating cleaner energy sources, doing whatever they can, to prevent, or at least to stymie the efforts, only slows the progress of those down.As for the global climate change argument, yes mankind has had an impact. However it's not near the level some would have us believe. Climatic change has been happening since the very beginnings of the planet. There are a number of factors that's involved with climate change. There's our planet's axial wobble, the ever changing plane of our planet's orbital plane. The effects of our sun, and the various ways it impacts our planet. The ever changing or waning and waxing of our planet's magnetic field, the impact of our satellite, and it's movement from the planet, as well as its weak magnetic field. The impact of the other bodies gravitational pull within our solar system. The impact of meteor, comets, and asteroid striking our planet. the shifting of the tectonic plates of the planet. the erupting of volcanoes, from the smallest of eruptions, to the erupting of one, or more of the several super volcanoes.
However there's to many who wants to dismiss those factors, as those punches holes through their claim of man being the number one and even the sole cause of climate change. They'd far rather concentrate on a very small part of the picture if you will, while ignoring the rest of the picture. The reason for the dismissal of the other parts, is that it damages their arguments, or in some cases destroys them. They want only their agenda seen as the only tried and true path, for people to walk down. They'll claim to have an open mind on matters, yet if it's not in agreement with their agenda, they throw it out as being of absolutely no value or worth and thereby is to be totally and completely dismissed, and trashed. This is something that applies to everyone to some degree and/or at level, myself included.
- Anonymous9 months ago
It has NO effect on “the environment” at all. Basically, it has no effect on anything apart from the person who becomes vegan.
It's possible that IF a significant number of people (like maybe over 50%) were vegan then that would have some effect on the environment (although there is no reason to believe that it would be a beneficial effect). That's a different argument though. At the moment it's a tiny minority of people who even claim to be vegan and some of them don't even know what the term means. Others are “vegan” for only a few months.
Yes, if you look on the Internet there are many ridiculous claims made by pro-vegan websites. That proves nothing though - according to some websites 9/11 was a hoax, America never reached the moon and the Earth is flat. Many of these pieces of nonsense contain the phrases, “it has been claimed...” or like one of the links someone else has provided, “a [meaning one] study has found...”. Others, like the final link provided, just makes all kinds of ridiculous claims that a little thought and a little common sense would lead one to reject.
Anyone really interested in benefitting the environment would attempt to source food that was produced locally using a minimum of chemicals. They would learn about storing food and avoid waste - unlike some of the idiots that post on this site , they wouldn't be throwing out food because it had “expired”! They would not drive a car and would do their best to use as little energy as possible. Doing anything in their power that was legal to try and slow down population growth would be even more helpful.
- NunyaLv 59 months ago
It doesn't do anything. Vegans are minorities. There will always be more meat eaters being born than vegans or vegetarians. All these lifestyles do is make the individual feel like he/she is not responsible for what meat-eaters are doing.