Animals Used for Food
Over 200 million animals are killed for food every day – and if you include fishes, the total is actually around 3 billion animals killed every day. (1) While many people would like to believe that these animals are living safe, happy lives beforehand, this is not the case. An estimated 99 percent of the animals killed for food in the US are living in factory farms. (2) Factory farms are intensive animal farms where animals are raised in large numbers in a small space in order to maximize yield. In many cases, the spaces or cages are so small that animals cannot even turn around. This is the sad reality for hundreds of millions of animals every day. Below we will cover some of the species that are most exploited in the US.
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