Animal Agriculture Is Destroying the Planet

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Today is Earth Day, 24 hours when we all pause to consider how best to reduce that nasty number known as our carbon footprint. But what to do? Should we all drive Smart Cars? Recycle our Bud Light cans? Set Miami's collective A/C at 80 degrees?

Actually, going meatless is the best thing any of us can do to lessen our environmental impact and make nice with Mother Earth. It turns out animal agriculture is destroying the planet. Seriously. Find out the facts after the jump.

See also: Ten Things to Do in Honor of Earth Day

Here's some stuff you probably didn't know:

Go vegan. Save the planet. Pretty simple, right? Oh, and even if you can't go all-the-way herbivorous, simply reducing your meat portion sizes and frequency can positively affect the environment. Every bit helps.

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