Be Blown Away By These Shocking Statistics

The ZABO team has been doing some research on a mixture of different topics surrounding global warming, ocean pollution, veganism, endangered animals and health related diseases linked to global warming and eating meat. Our goal in doing this is to educate people on how important it is to live a life that is 100% sustainable, eco-conscious and ethical. 
Take a look at these remarkable statistics and figures and check out the links to read more!


“The global meat-alternative market will reach $5.2 billion by 2020”

“The global non-dairy milk market is predicted to reach nearly $11 billion by 2019”

 “The plant-milk sector is poised to hit almost  $11 billion by 2019 according to a report from BCC Research - up from $5.8 billion in 2014.”

“Since 2016, more than more than 3.5 million British people are vegan”

“The vegan trend quadrupled in the 5 years between 2012 and 2017”

“If the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion”

 “Demand for vegan and vegetarian ready meals and snacks at Tesco grew by 40% from 2016 to 2017.”

“400 million fewer animals were killed in 2014 compared to 2007 because people were eating less animal products”

“Only 3% of UK pigs spend their entire lives outdoors” 

“1/3 of pigs in the UK are killed in gas chambers” 

“Every year in the UK we slaughter around 950 million birds for food consumption, including chickens, ducks and turkeys”

“30% of UK dairy cows have mastitis, a bacterial infection of the udder”

Endangered Animals 


 “Around the world, more than 650,000 marine mammals are either accidentally caught or seriously injured by fishing gear every year” 

“40% of the world’s bird species are in decline, and 1 in 8 is threatened with global extinction.”

“There are now 41,415 species on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List, and 16,306 of them are endangered species threatened with extinction. This is up from 16,118 since last year, this includes both endangered animals and endangered plants.” 

“Today, it is possible that there are as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild.”

Ocean Pollution


“By 2050 the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans could weigh more than the entire fish population” 

“Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash per year enters the ocean”

 “Over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year. Three hundred thousand dolphins and porpoises die each year as a result of becoming entangled in discarded fishing nets, among other items. One hundred thousand sea mammals are killed in the ocean by pollution each year.”

 “There is an island of garbage twice the size of Texas inside the Pacific Ocean”

“80% of trash in the ocean is from land-based sources, including individuals, industry and improper waste management/infrastructure.”

“Over 100,000 marine animals die every year from plastic entanglement and ingestion.” 

Global Warming


“January 2018 was the fifth warmest January in 138 years of modern record-keeping”

“Three meat companies – JBS, Cargill and Tyson – are estimated to have emitted more greenhouse gases in 2016 than all of France.”

“Sea levels are expected to rise between 7 and 23 inches (18 and 59 centimeters) by the end of the century, and continued melting at the poles could add between 4 and 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters).” 

“Climate-related disasters worldwide have more than tripled since 1980. The US experienced 32 weather events between 2011 and 2013 that each caused at least $1 billion in damage.”

“Global average temperatures are today around 1°C higher than in the pre-industrial age, and rising at 0.17°C per decade”

“Hotter temperatures could result in sea level rise up to 60 meters (197 ft) from today's shorelines, swamping coastal populations and forcing communities inland.”

Health Related Diseases 


"Consuming 50g of processed meat a day – equivalent to just a couple of rashers of bacon or one hotdog – would raise the risk of getting bowel cancer by 18% over a lifetime."

 "Since 2015, processed meat has been ranked by the World Health Organization in a group of 120 proven carcinogens alongside alcohol, asbestos and tobacco." 

“Vegan diets have been linked to a 35% lower risk of prostate cancer.”

“Air pollution kills about 40,000 in the UK each year”

“800,000 annual deaths related solely to coal burning”

“Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.”

“In August 2003, Europe's summer was about 3.5 degrees Celsius above average and an estimated 45,000 people died over two weeks.”



“One and a half acres of forest is cut down every second.” 

“The Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute” 

“In 2016, global tree cover loss reached a record of 73.4 million acres” 

“WWF estimates that 27 per cent – more than a quarter – of the Amazon biome will be without trees by 2030 if the current rate of deforestation continues.” 




“From January 1 to August 6, 2018, there were 38,832 wildfires, compared to 40,007 wildfires in the same period in 2017”

“About 5.1 million acres were burned in the 2018 period, compared with 5.9 million in 2017.”

“There were a total of 5.5 million acres burned by wildfires in 2016.” 

“Between 1986 and 2003, wildfires occurred nearly four times as often, burned more than six times the land area, and lasted almost five times as long when compared to the period between 1970 and 1986.”

 “At least 60 people have been killed and more injured by wildfires in Greece.”

 “Wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands kill 339,000 people worldwide each year”



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