Large-scale Livestock Farming - Number of Slaughtered Animals WorldwideThe large-scale livestock farming is an abomination.It is a cruel, inhumane practice which attempts to reduce the operating costs at the expense of fair animal treatment. As thanks for the profits that farms are making off of their lives, the animals get to live very unnaturally.They rarely see sunlight, their sleeping conditions are poor due to overcrowding. They are malnourished, being fed growth hormones to speed up growth of meat mass, and antibiotics to prevent premature death due to a weakened immune system. They lack any meaningful activity, being restricted in tight pens where they cannot roam. Their muscles and bones atrophy due to lack of use. Near the time of slaughter,some animals can not even move, or have broken leg bones. There is the preconception that pigs are dirty animals who enjoy filth. This is an image resulting from how they are treated in captivity. Wild boars are quite clean animals.In the USA up to ten animals are squeezed tightly one on top of the other in metal cages, where those on the bottom receive the feces from those above, which drives them crazy if they survive the ordeal. The consequences of this treatment are dire. The flesh of these tortured, doped and undernourished and miserable animals - after they are butchered - is processed and sold to the masses in food stores around the world. It is then bought by people who then consume it in large quantities on a daily basis. The saying "you are what you eat" is based on observed effects, and is quite frightening under these circumstances.Animals are by definition instinct based. Their whole bodies react in consequence to their surroundings and to what they experience.Fear, pain, hunger, and doping all create an unnatural cocktail of hormones, toxins, and antibiotics. These are built up over their lives and remain trapped in the flesh and blood of the animal as it is butchered. The processing that occurs after adds more preserving chemicals to the mixture. Some of these are removed during cooking, but many remain to flood the consumer's body.These cause instability in many human systems. Hormonal imbalance, cancer, weakened immune system, antibiotic ineffectiveness and other devastating chronic consequences to the human body are attributed to to consumption of flesh of large-scale livestock farming provenance. This is done at a massive scale.Worldwide 85 billion fish and other sea life are slaughtered on a yearly basis which is the equivalent to 2695 per second.Similarly, for chicken: 58 billion per year or 1839 per second.For swine: 1.4 billion slaughtered per year or 44.4 per second. For sheep: 517 million slaughtered per year or 16.4 per second. For cows: 300 million slaughtered per year or 9.6 per second. These numbers do not account for deaths due to other man-made causes such as pollution with pesticides and plastic particles.Other animals which are raised in large-scale farms are ducks, geese and turkeys, and they are also grossly mistreated. Take for instance ducks and geese, but first, a question.Would you eat an animal or part of an animal knowing that it had a disease? Many eat them, knowingly or not. Foie gras is a duck or goose liver which is diseased.The disease causes it to abnormally grow up to ten times its normal size. This is done by force-feeding the animals directly in the esophagus.This process is very painful and can lead to stress and injuries, as well as death.