Killed Animals: ca.150 Billion per Year Worldwide Animals Slaughtered
Total Butchered Animals Worldwide:
(4756 per second)
Large-scale Livestock Farming - Number of Slaughtered Animals Worldwide The 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. You Are What You Eat 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.
ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMING WORLDWIDE The suffering of animals in factory farming is a global problem that needs to be addressed. Factory farming, also known as industrial animal agriculture, is a cruel and unethical practice that keeps animals in overcrowded, unsanitary and inhumane conditions. The worst countries in terms of animal cruelty in factory farming are the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Australia, China, India, Mexico and Argentina. In these countries, animals are often subjected to horrific abuses such as overcrowding, lack of veterinary care, forced growth hormones, use of antibiotics, mutilation, and confinement in cages and crates so small that the animals cannot move. Animals in factory farms also suffer from extreme stress, depression, and anxiety due to their confined and inhumane conditions. Despite laws that protect animals from cruelty, factory farms continue to mistreat and neglect their animals. It is our duty to take a stand for animals and speak up for their rights. We must demand that factory farms are held accountable for their actions and ensure that animal welfare is of the utmost importance. We must also take steps to reduce our consumption of animal products and support ethical and sustainable farming practices. CRUEL TORTURE OF DUCKS IN FRANCE Animal cruelty is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. One of the most disturbing practices is "gavage" or "force-feeding" of geese and ducks to produce foie gras. This practice is especially prevalent in France, where geese and ducks are kept in small pens for up to two months and force-fed large amounts of grain, multiple times a day. This process causes the birds to become sick, deformed, and suffer from extreme discomfort and distress. This is an unacceptable practice and needs to be stopped. We urge people to boycott countries that participate in gavage and any other form of animal cruelty. By refusing to buy their products, we can help put an end to this cruel act and can help the animals who are suffering. Let us spread awareness of this issue and take action to ensure that animals are not subjected to such terrible mistreatment.