More than 150 Billion
is the number of animals killed in the world per year
by the meat, dairy, egg and fish industries
These are the numbers of animals killed worldwide by the meat, egg, dairy and fish industries since you opened this webpage.
These numbers do NOT include the many millions of animals killed each year in vivisection laboratories.
They do NOT include the millions of dogs and cats killed in animal shelters every year.
They do NOT include the animals who died while held captive in the animal-slavery enterprises of circuses, rodeos, zoos, and marine parks.
They do NOT include the animals killed while pressed into such blood sports as bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting, and bear-baiting, nor do they include horses and greyhounds who were exterminated after they were no longer deemed suitable for racing.
Data for the Kill Counter are based on worldwide animal slaughter statistics culled from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the year 2003. According to these statistics, about 53 billion land animals are slaughtered annually worldwide. (It should be noted that at the time the numbers were compiled, they were the minimum numbers of animals killed each year. The actual numbers may be significantly greater insofar as some countries or territories either did not report, or deliberately excluded, some statistics.) Of the more than 200 countries researched, the top three - the United States, China, and Brazil - consume a staggering 46 percent of these animals as food. The United States alone consumes roughly 20 percent of all animals slaughtered for food even though it contains less than five percent of the world's population.
It's important to note that, since most of the available data are now eight years old as of 2011, these estimates are extremely conservative. It is now quite likely that in many of the categories noted, the current kill rates are as much as 10 percent higher than what is indicated here. As soon as more accurate statistics become available, ADAPTT pledges to update its Kill Counter accordingly.
Credit for this counter goes to ADAPTT. To view the origin of this counter and/or to get the HTML-codes to add it to your website, please visit ADAPTT .
farm animals are killed each year
Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT, 2008), this figure is expected to double by 2050.
More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughterhouses around the world. As you are reading this, billions of animals are being forced to live in conditions so appalling they defy credibility.
Thousands of animals are right now being slaughtered for the taste of their flesh or simply because their worn-out bodies no longer produce enough milk, or eggs, or wool. Many other animals are being shot, gassed or shredded at birth for being the ‘wrong’ sex in the milk and egg industries.
All this suffering and misery is preventable!
By switching to a vegetarian diet, you can save more than 100 animals a year from this misery. Please click HERE to read why going vegetarian has never been easier.