Animal Cruelty


Fact 1:

74 Billion land animals and 1-3 trillion sea animals die each year for our food. That is, one animal dies every 1-3 days for every single human being on Earth. These animals scream and fight for their lives to the bitter end.


The number of sea animals killed per year dwarfs the number of land animals killed. Given that there are 7.5 billion human beings today, the number of animals killed per person per day is 1-3 trillion/365/7.5 billion which is approximately 1/3-1.

Therefore, the average Vegan will be saving one animal's life every 1-3 days.

The number of land animals killed for food is derived from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) statistics for the year 2016. The grand total of land animals killed in the year 2014 is 74,171,872,986 and the breakdown is as follows:

Meat, ass 2,569,520
Meat, bird nes 55,324,000
Meat, buffalo 26,190,707
Meat, camel 2,445,235
Meat, cattle 302,018,862
Meat, chicken 65,847,411,000
Meat, duck 3,056,103,000
Meat, game animals 655,978
Meat, goat 459,861,000
Meat, goose and guinea fowl 658,903,000
Meat, horse 4,784,491
Meat, mule 477,506
Meat, unclassified 93,292
Meat, other camelids 944,671
Meat, other rodents 70,440,000
Meat, pig 1,478,167,073
Meat, rabbit 980,785,000
Meat, sheep 551,420,651
Meat, turkey 673,278,000

The statistic for the number of sea animals killed each year comes from the excellent analysis done by Mood and Brook of the Fishcount organization in the UK in 2010. Their actual estimate is between 0.97 trillion and 2.74 trillion, which we rounded to 1-3 trillion.

Fact 2:

On average, we kill more animals in one minute today than the number of civilians murdered in one year by the Nazis during their reign of terror.


The number of animals we kill per minute can be calculated as 1-3 trillion/365/24/60 = 1.9-5.7 million. The Nazis ruled from 1933 to 1945 and in that span, they murdered approximately 17.5 million civilians, which works out to 1.45 million per year.