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Animal Kill Counter

These are the numbers of animals killed worldwide for food every year, displayed in a live counter per animal, counting up from the first of january until today.

1 – Marine Animals
2 – Farmed Shrimps & Prawns
3 – Chickens
4 – Farmed Fish
5 – Farmed Crayfish, Crabs & Lobsters
6 – Ducks
7 – Pigs
8 – Rabbits
9 – Turkeys
10 – Geese
11 – Sheep
12 – Goats
13 – Cattle
14 – Rodents
15 – Pigeons and other Birds
16 – Dogs
17 – Buffalo
18 – Horses
19 – Cats
20 – Camels and Camelids
21 – Donkeys
Total

These numbers do NOT include the many millions of animals killed each year in vivisection laboratories. They do NOT include the millions of dogs and cats killed in animal shelters every year. They do NOT include the animals killed by human negligence. They do NOT include the animals killed in fur farms. They do NOT include the animals who died while held captive in the animal-slavery enterprises of circuses, rodeos, zoos, and marine parks. They do NOT include the animals killed while pressed into such blood sports as bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting, and bear-baiting, nor do they include horses and greyhounds who were exterminated after they were no longer deemed suitable for racing.

Data for the Kill Counter are partially based on worldwide animal slaughter statistics culled from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the year 2016. According to these statistics, about 75 billion land animals are slaughtered annually worldwide. (It should be noted that at the time the numbers were compiled, they were the minimum numbers of animals killed each year. The actual numbers may be significantly greater insofar as some countries or territories either did not report, or deliberately excluded, some statistics.)

3 comments

    • Vikki Drew on Tue, 12 April, 2016 at 14:41

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    OMG!! Happy I am now a vegetarian. When I see sheep crammed into trucks headed to their fate, I am relieved I no longer contribute to their suffering.

    Seeing these numbers counting makes me sick

    • Gendji on Wed, 8 February, 2012 at 23:48
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    Shocking isn’t it, when you see the actual numbers counting in real-time.

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    Oh God! What the hell is this? I should thank myself for being a vegetarian!

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