I am a dyed in the wool carnivore. I suffer from cheese addiction. Lobsters are mercilessly boiled alive.
But after watching this new documentary called Cowspiracy on Netflix, all that may change. I had no idea that animal agriculture has even MORE of an impact on climate change than the entire energy and transportation sector. I already take short showers and try to conserve water and electricity and I drive a fuel efficient car, but did you know a 1/4 lb hamburger takes 660 gallons of water to produce and contributes more greenhouse gas to the atmosphere than your morning commute? I didn't.
Halfway through the movie, I thought "Ok, maybe I'll become a vegetarian but still eat fish, that can be sustainable, right?" Wrong. Farm-raised fish have to either eat ground-up protein from the sea (which still kills tons upon tons of wild fish) or soy-based protein from farms, which is tremendously inefficient at converting one type of edible biomass (plants) into another (fish).
I hate to sound preachy, but watch this movie.