Factory Farming

Each year approximately 50 billion animals are killed for food, and that number is expected to double by 2020 as meat consumption increases in the developing world.

367 million cattle
954 million sheep and goats
1.44 billion pigs
51.2 billion chicken and turkey
54 billion


  1. […] us no less rational than lions and crocodiles, though we use sophisticated methods. Animals are bred in millions all over the world so that their meat can fill our dining tables and skin can adorn our bodies and […]

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