The animal-agriculture industry is one of the highest greenhouse gas-emitting industries, rivaling other industries such as oil and gas. For example, the top five dairy and meat companies in the United States produce more greenhouse gas emissions than Exxon Mobil. Despite the negative impacts that the industry has on the environment, there is limited regulation as companies lobby governments to exclude them from climate legislation and allow them to continue their practices. Furthermore, the industry ensures that the public does not know the true impact it has on the destruction of the environment and pushes the idea that eating meat is necessary to be healthy and a part of human nature. Corporations trick the general public into thinking that capitalism is human nature and that those who do not conform are outsiders and rightly ridiculed, such as vegans and vegetarians are mocked by meat eaters.
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D'Angelo, Teddy, "The Animal-Agriculture Industry and its Environmental Impact" (2023). Research Days Posters 2023. 25.