We know consuming animal products results in millions of animals suffering needlessly and is awful for your health, but did you also know that the factory farming industry is severely damaging our planet too?

For example, 70% of the rain forest in the Amazon is leveled to raise animals which eventually are killed for meat consumption and farmed animals use over 50% of the water consumed in the U.S. There’s another way factory farming is harming our planet—poop.

Here’s some more facts that STINK:

  • In the United States, there are currently more than 3.8 billion farmed animals which produce more than 1 billion pounds of solid feces every day.
  • A single hog excretes up to 17.5 pounds of manure and urine each day.
  • On factory farms, waste is commonly mixed with water and held in pits (called “lagoons”), and then spread or sprayed on cropland. These lagoons can leak or spill into surface waters—that’s water that people drink. Vom!
  • Every second, animals raised for food produce more than 89,000 pounds of waste? Dude that’s 130 times more than the entire U.S. population—that’s a whole lot of shit!

Now that I’ve completely grossed you out—it’s time to spread this dookie around. Share our “Too Much Poop” tear-off flyers and snap a pic of you leafleting or where you put the fliers—not only will you receive 500 Street Team points, but the first 15 people to e-mail us at [email protected] will receive a FREE Meat’s Not Green tote bag*! Please be sure to check that it’s OK to put flyers up before you do—we don’t want you to get in trouble.

How else do you plan on speaking out on Earth Day?

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