Oct. 25, 2018 02:25PM EST Insights + Opinion. As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. https://www.kinderworld.org/videos/meat-industry/cow-slaughter Land Raising animals for food (including land used for grazing and land used to grow feed crops) now uses a staggering 30% of the Earth’s land mass. Cow farts are so nasty they cause acid rain. The environmental impact is huge. Environment. Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon. Climate Change. By Frank M. Mitloehner As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Livestock farming has a vast environmental footprint. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate 15 July 2020. Advocates urge the … With rising concerns over food security and the future of our rapidly deteriorating environment, more attention has been put on the multitudinous ways factory farming contributes to these issues. Yes, Eating Meat Affects the Environment, But Cows Are Not Killing the Climate The Conversation. Image: suman So technically, most of the emissions come from belching, not flatulence, but livestock are responsible for two-thirds of the ammonia released into the air due to human activity. Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate. 1. (The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. by Frank M. Mitloehner, The Conversation. BLM / Greg Shine, CC BY 2.0. Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon. Thousands of climate change activists face police brutality in Germany. CO2 levels in atmosphere just reached 'highest level in 800,000 years' Europe.