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Death Camps By The Numbers: Global Animal Slaughter Statistics And Charts

The practice causes suffering on a massive scale that may be difficult for people to understand.

BAS SANDERS: ‘Worldwide, more than 70 billion land animals are killed for food every year by the animal agriculture industry. The practice causes suffering on a massive scale that may be difficult for people to understand. Information provided by governments and industries are often focused on metrics like the weight of meat produced or consumed. As animal advocates, however, we care mostly about individual lives.

Taking that perspective, Bas Sanders explores more than 50 years of animal slaughter trends. This series focuses on five main groups of farmed animals: cows, chickens, goats, pigs and sheep, based on data pulled from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. This post provides an overview of global animal slaughter. In the species-specific posts below, we explore the five animal types in depth’. SOURCE…

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