Should you go vegan to save the world? The new documentary "Cowspiracy" advocates that you should.

A new documentary showing the extent to which the livestock industry is having an effect on the advancement of the environmental collapse of the earth called “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” is convincing people to go vegan.

According to the documentary's website “A person who follows a vegan diet produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide, uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land compared to a meat-lover for their food.”

It’s this argument that has encourage people on twitter announce their own conversion, or their family’s conversion to veganism.


Even restaurants are converting to veganism.

An award-winning Mexican restaurant in Arlington Texas called La Blue Casa (run by a vegan couple) has since the documentary debuted decided to go vegan. The restaurant has even gone as far as starting a GoFundMe campaign to help with the transition.

“We were ignorant to the fact that animal agriculture causes so much [environmental] destruction,” The owner explained to a Vegan Lifestyle Blog. “I think a lot of people don’t know the extent of the problem. Which is why we have launched our #govegan campaign, in an effort to educate our current customers and members of our community, on the importance of turning vegan.”

The documentary, which was executive produced by Leonardo Dicaprio, is available on Netflix for streaming.

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

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