Ireland has more agriculture animals than people. Animal agriculture is the number 1 cause of Ireland’s declining water quality (EPA). And has contributed considerably to the decimation of Ireland’s hedgerows and the species of flora and fauna that depends on this unique habitat. Worldwide, animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.
Ireland’s BOSPIRICY’ section-Coming July 2021
how the industrial agri-sector, dairy and meat is driving environmental destruction and biodiversity loss in ireland and globally
IRELAND'S NATIONAL HERD - 7.3 MILLION
Europeans consume around twice as much meat as the global average, and about three times as much dairy. To protect public health and nature, and to tackle the climate emergency, scientists are recommending a reduction of European meat and dairy consumption by at least by 70% by 2030.
THINK ABOUT IT! 73 MILLION *POOPS PER DAY IN TO OUR WATER COURSES? THEN MULTIPLY THAT BY 365 - GET THE PICTURE? WHERE DO YOU THINK IT GOES THEN?
*Based on the average number of times cattle shite every day. Defecates – A cow can poop up to 15 times a day. Urine – The average cow produces 3.5 gal. (13.2 liters) daily. More here on what cattle produce.