Eating Animals

Facts

  • Americans choose to eat less than .25% of the known edible food on the planet.

  • Modern industrial fishing lines can be as long as 75 miles - the same distance as from seal level to space.

  • Animal agriculture makes a 40% greater contribution to global warming than all transportation in the world combined; it is the number on cause of climate change.

  • In the typical cage for egg-laying hens, each bird has 67 square inches of space - the size of the rectangle above.  Nearly all cage-free birds have approximately the same amount of space.

  • On average, Americans eat the equivalent of 21,000 entire animals in a lifetime - one animal for every letter on the last five pages.

  • Nearly one-third of the land surface of the planet is dedicated to livestock.

  • Less than 1% of the animals killed for meat in America come from family farms.