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How Many Animals are Slaughtered for Food Each Year?

  The Vegan Project How many land animals are slaughtered for food each year? According to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately 70 billion land animals are slaughtered for human (and animal) food each year globally. This includes: Around 66 billion chickens Around 1.5 billion pigs Around 300 million cattle Around 1 billion sheep and goats Millions of other animals including ducks, geese, turkeys, and other poultry. It's important to note that these figures are estimates and may vary from year to year and by different sources. Additionally, these numbers only reflect land animals and do not include seafood or other aquatic animals that are also consumed for food. (see below) How many sea creatures are slaughtered for food each year? The number of sea creatures slaughtered for food each year is difficult to estimate accurately, as there are many different species of seafood and the fishing industry is complex and often poorly re