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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment
The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to
promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community
and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful
Fall 2001 Issue
USDA figures on animals killed in 2000
Excluding fish and other sea animals such as lobsters and
shrimp, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported in
August that 9,713 million animals were killed for food in the US
41.7 million cattle and calves,
115.2 million pigs,
4.3 million sheep and lambs,
429.7 million laying hens,
304 million turkeys, and
26.1 million ducks.
The total number is expected to rise by 1.9% to 9,906 in 2001.
In addition to the 8,856 million animals reported in USDA-2000
slaughter reports, another 857 million (8.8% of the total)
suffered lingering deaths from disease, malnutrition, injury, or
suffocation, associated with today’s factory farming practices.
The number of ‘other’ or non-slaughter deaths, was estimated on the
basis of hatchery reports and interviews with agricultural
Please contact Lucy Goodrum at FARM with any questions
regarding the above figures. 1-888-FARMUSA.
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