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2013: Slaughter of the Innocent

The billions of land animals slaughtered for food in the United States are only a portion of the total number who die here, as millions die of stress and diseases before ever reaching the slaughterhouse. Neither do these numbers include animals who are slaughtered abroad then shipped to the U.S., although they do include those slaughtered here for sale abroad. These numbers provide a snapshot of the victims slaughtered for food in this country in 2013:

24,575,000 ducks
33,354,600 cattle
112,147,900 pigs
239,386,000 turkeys
8,648,756,000 chickens

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