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.
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.)
Important!It’s important to note that, since most of the available data are now 5 years old as of 2016, these estimates are extremely conservative. It is quite likely that in many of the categories noted, the current kill rates are as much as 10 percent higher than what is indicated here.