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Total Animals Killed to Feed Americans in 2008 by christine
October 24, 2009, 12:46 pm
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Average and Total Numbers of Animals 
Who Died to Feed Americans in 2008

 Report from United Poultry Concerns (UPC), to see details and graphs click here.

Chickens
Total number died for food: 8.13 billion (7.67 billion for meat, 458 million for eggs)   
Average number killed per American meat-eater: 27.5 (26 for meat, 1.5 for eggs)
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 2,147 (2,028 for meat, 120 for eggs)

Turkeys
Total number died for food: 269 million
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 0.91 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 71

Pigs
Total number died for food: 117.6 million
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 0.40 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 31

Steers and Calves
Total number died for food: 40.8 million
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 0.14 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 10.8

Rabbits
Total number died for food: 2.4 million
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 0.009 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 0.69

Fish
Total number died for food: 6.5 billion
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 22 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 1,700

Shellfish
Total number died for food: 64 billion
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 218 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 17,000

ALL LAND ANIMALS
Total number died for food: 8.56 billion
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 29 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 2,261

ALL SEA ANIMALS
Total number died for food: 71 billion
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 240
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 19,000

ALL ANIMALS
Total number died for food: 80 billion
Average number consumed per American meat-eater: 270 
Average number consumed per American lifetime: 21,000