When people ask me why I am a vegan, some times I like to let statistics speak for me. The following are from VegNews, the best vegan publication!! Below are some sobering statistics, that I just cannot get behind for the sake of satiating my palette.
- 60%: The amount of agricultural land used on earth to raise livestock, which supplies only two percent of total calories consumed world wide. (Put these numbers into any other scenario, and there is not way people would let that stand)
- <1%: The amount of the US’ 90 million acres of corn that is used for direct human consumption.
So, today, these stats can stand in for anyone who wants to know why. Here are two reasons.