Over 150 billion land animals are slaughtered every year for human consumption
2.7 trillion fish and marine life are caught annually for human consumption
Over 115 million animals – mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, birds, among others – are killed in laboratory experiments worldwide for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing every year.
Dairy cows typically live to their third lactation before being culled. Naturally, a cow can live for 20 years
2 in 3 farm animals in the world are now factory farmed
According to the USDA 36.8 billion pounds of broiler chicken were raised and killed for consumption in 2013
It is standard practice to remove the beaks of chickens, turkeys and ducks to keep them from pecking one another to death, often by burning or cutting their beaks off and causing a significant number of fatalities
Proposed “Ag Gag” laws threaten the only way that the public can find out how meat, dairy, and eggs are really produced, and reveal that agribusiness wants to hide their activities from the public.
Fowl are exempt from the Humane Slaughter Act which means that unlike mammals we consume, chickens can be killed in any way an operator deeps appropriate
Despite almost universal public opposition, hundreds of thousands of calves raised for veal are intensively confined in individual crates too narrow for them even to turn around