Facts – Farm Animals

Approximately 70 billion farm animals are reared for food in the world each year.
– Compassion in World Farming

Approximately two out of every three farm animals in the world are reared on a factory farm. In the United States about 99 percent are reared on a factory farm.
– Compassion in World Farming

SheepEach day approximately 160 million farm animals throughout the world are transported to a slaughterhouse.
– Farm Animal Rights Movement

The number of pigs reared for food each year in the United Kingdom is 10 million; in the United States is 110 million; in Europe excluding the United Kingdom is 300 million, and in China is 680 million.
– Compassion in World Farming

An average person living in a developed country who is not a vegetarian or vegan will consume approximately 7,000 animals during his or her lifetime.
– Vegetarian Calculator

Global meat production is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the trains, cars and airplanes in the world combined.
– United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights throughout the world each year.
– Humane Society International

More than nine billion farm animals were slaughtered in the United States last year.
– Humane Society of the United States

Approximately 25 million farm animals are slaughtered each day in the United States.
– Mercy for Animals

Approximately nine percent — more than 850 million — of the animals reared for food in the United States each year never make it to the slaughterhouse because they have already died from stress-induced disease or injury.
– Farm Animal Rights Movement

About nine million cows are being used for milk production in the United States at any given time.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

In the United States, an estimated 2.2 million sheep and lambs and 1.5 million goats are slaughtered for meat every year. Sheep used for meat in the country are typically slaughtered when they are only six to eight months old because consumers prefer lamb.
– Farm Sanctuary

ChickensUnited States farm law requires most animals but not birds to be rendered insensible to pain before being slaughtered.
– Farm Sanctuary

Approximately 260 million male chicks are killed upon hatching in the United States each year — they will not lay eggs or be used for meat and therefore have no economic value.
– Farm Sanctuary

Approximately 450,000 calves are reared for veal in the United States each year.
– Compassion in World Farming

More than 400,000 animals died in fires on factory farms in the United States last year.
– Humane Society of the United States

Approximately 150,000 horses are trucked from the United States to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered for human consumption each year.
– American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

An average of 24 horses die each week on racetracks in the United States.
– CompassionWorks International

Farming and ranching are responsible for 68 percent of all species endangerment in the United States.
– United States Department of Agriculture

More than 330 million rabbits are farmed in tiny, barren cages across Europe each year.
– Compassion in World Farming

Eighteen red foxes are killed to make one fox fur coat. Fifty-five minks are killed to make one mink fur coat.
– Compassionate Clothing Coalition

There are approximately 6,000 fur farms in the European Union.
– Four Paws

Approximately three million farm animals die while being transported in Canada every year.
– Canadian Food Inspection Agency

There are more than 17,000 dog-meat farms in South Korea.
– Humane Society of the United States

More than 10,000 bears are being kept on bile farms in China.
– Animals Asia Foundation

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