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Number of animals killed for food

How many animals are killed for food?

10,153 million land animals were raised and killed for food in the United States in 2010

More and more animals are killed for food all over the world. Believe it or not, 10,153 million land animals were raised and killed for food in the United States in 2010. This is definitely something. It is important to know the fact that statistics show that 9,210 million (91%) were chickens raised for meat, 464 million (4.5%) were chickens raised for eggs, 276 million (2.5%) were turkeys. Moreover, 202 million (2%) were cows, pigs, other mammals, and ducks and geese.

This fact is verified on : January 23, 2014.





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