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Statistics on Animals Killed for Food

The total number of land animals killed for food in the U.S. in 2008 was down 0.6% from 2007, at 10,279 million, despite a 1% increase in U.S. population, according to data extrapolated from the USDA. However, the # of land animals killed for food worldwide, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Administration, increased 1.2% comparing to a 1.2% population increase as well. Critics say that the figure of animals killed last year does not reflect true numbers since many countries under-report or don’t report at all.

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Over 10 billion land animals are slaughtered every year in the US for food consumption and the figure worldwide is at least 58 billion. Never in history have we tortured and killed so many animals in order to eat them. If these figures don't seem appalling to us, stewards of God's Creation, then we can rest assured that we suffer from hardness of heart.

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