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ANIMALS KILLED FOR FOOD IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2000 (MILLIONS)

 

Animals

Slaughter

Other      %

Total '00

Est '01

%change

'Broilers'

 8,259.21

532.83     (6.0%)

 8,792

8,9676

 2.0

'Layers'

1651

264.73     (61.6%)

429.7

4466

 3.8

Turkeys

2681

364          (11.8%)

304

3087

 1.3

Ducks

24.51

1.6           (6.1%)

26.1

28.28

 8.0

All Birds

8,716.7

835.1     (8.7%)

9,551.8

9,749

 2.1

Cattle/Calves

37.62

4.15        (9.8%)

41.7

 409

-4.0

Pigs

98.12

17.15*    (14.8%)

115.2

1139

-1.9

Sheep

 3.52

.85          (18.6%)

4.3

4.09

-7.0

All Mammals

139.2

22          (13.6%)

161.2

157

-2.6

All Animals

8,855.9

857.1     (8.8%)

9,713

9,906

 2.0

  1. USDA/ NASS "Poultry Slaughter 2000 Summary," February 2001
  2. USDA/ NASS "Livestock Slaughter 2000 Summary," March 2001
  3. USDA/NASS „Hatchery Production 2000 Summary,‰ April 2001
  4. USDA/ NASS "Turkey Hatchery," July 2001
  5. USDA/ NASS "Meat Animals Production, Disposition, & Income 2000,‰ April 2001
  6. USDA/ NASS "Chicken and Eggs," Monthly Reports, July 2001
  7. USDA/ NASS "Turkey Hatchery," Monthly Reports, July 2001
  8. USDA/NASS „Poultry Slaughter,‰ Monthly Reports, August 2001
  9. USDA/ NASS "Livestock Slaughter," Monthly Reports, July 2001
 * Reflects 6.8 million pig deaths reported in Ref. 5 and 10.3 million estimated piglet deaths before weaning, according to USDA/APHIS Swine Management Practices (pt. 1), October 1995

Terms

Procedure

Miscellaneous

          6.85 + (.093 x 100.85 / .9076 = 10.3)

 

Remember October 2 is World Farm Animals Day

 

If you add in  aquatic life to the numbers above, you'll have 24 billion animals killed for human consumption.

 

Worldwide, amt of fish caught per person & sold for human consumption in 1996: 16 kg. Amount of marine life hauled up with the fish and discarded per person in 1996: 200 kg. (Worldwatch, Mar/Apr 1998).

 

Thank you FARM for sending WARN this info.

 


"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men."
-Leonardo Da Vinci