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20 June 1999 Issue
A Not-So-Healthy Appetite

From the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Winter 1999

The National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
reports that the number of animals killed for food in the U.S. hit a new record in
1998, at 9.4 billion. These included:

"Broiler" chickens..............8,470 million
"Laying" hens......................446 million
Turkeys...............................297 million
Pigs....................................119 million
Cows and calves....................41 million
Ducks...................................24 million
Sheep.....................................5 million
Total.................................9,402 million

An estimated 10 percent, or 900 million, of these animals died of stress, injury,
or disease before slaughter. Also reaching new peaks in 1998 were the amounts
of animal manure produced (2.6 trillion pounds) and the total combined weight of
human adipose tissue.

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