Holding signs that read, “50 Baths = 1 Steak”, two PETA supporters shared a bathtub at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast today to celebrate World Vegan Day and let passers-by know that the best way to conserve water and help the environment is to go vegan.
It takes about 15,500 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of beef, compared with just 1,000 litres to produce 1 kilogram of wheat. A UN report calls the livestock sector “a key player in increasing water use” and “probably the largest sectoral source of water pollution”.
“It’s impossible to go green without going vegan. Simply by going vegan, we can help protect the Earth, our health, and countless animals – and also save nearly 1 million litres of water a year.”
– PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno
A study of water consumption found that a vegetarian diet can reduce Australian households’ total water usage by up to 35 per cent. In addition, a Worldwatch Institute report concluded that 51 per cent of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture.