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Livestock or livestock feed occupies 1/3 of the earth’s ice-free land."Livestock a major threat to environment. Remedies urgently needed". FAO Newsroom. 29 November 2006Walsh, Bryan. "The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production". Time. Dec. 16, 2013
Livestock covers 45% of the earth’s total landThornton, Phillip, et al. "Livestock and climate change". Livestock xchange. International Livestock Research Institute. November 2011
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction.Hance, Jeremy. "How humans are driving the sixth mass extinction". The Guardian. 20 October 2015Tilman, David, et al. "Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices". Nature 418, 671-677. August 2002Zielinski, Sarah. "Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change". Smithsonian.com. November 10, 2014
Livestock operations on land have created more than 500 nitrogen flooded deadzones around the world in our oceans.Zielinski, Sarah. "Ocean Dead Zones Are Getting Worse Globally Due to Climate Change". Smithsonian.com. November 10, 2014
Nearly half of the contiguous US is devoted to animal agriculture.Glaser, Christine, et al. "Costs and Consequences: The Real Price of Livestock Grazing on America's Public Lands". For the Center for Biological Diversity. January 2015"Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars, UN report warns". UN News Centre. 29 November 2006
1/3 of the planet is desertified, with livestock as the leading driver."UN launches International Year of Deserts and Desertification". UN News Centre. 1 January 2006Hogan, C Michael. "Overgrazing". The Encyclopedia of Earth. May 1, 2010"Desertification, Drought Affect One Third of Planet, World's Poorest People, Second Committee Told as It Continues Debate on Sustainable Development". United Nations Sixty-seventh General Assembly: Second Committee. 8 November 2012
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