With the growing vegan trend, many people are now asking questions about how much animals die and are eaten every day and every year.
Animals are being killed for food all around the world, whether it be for dairy or meat. They are usually raised in cramped spaces, treated with antibiotics and hormones, and slaughtered in large numbers. This has led to an increase in animal welfare activism.
According to one estimate, 200 million land animals are slaughtered around the world every single day. That’s 72 billion a year. In the United States alone, roughly 25 million animals are slaughtered every single day.
This number would be even higher if it included the billions of sea animals and other animals that die each year to provide food and materials for humans.
There’s no way to know the exact number of animals killed every day or every year, but we do know that it is in the billions and that this number is increasing.