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Eating Animals: The Facts

petaa The Truth About Eating Animals FREE FOR ALL presents: It's Mass, Mechanized Murder In one year, the average American consumes the following: 130 shellfish • 40 fish • 26 chickens • 1 turkey • 1/2 pig • 1/10 cow This adds up to the following: 1/10 # OF ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED IN THE U.S. per minute: 38,627 per hour: 2,317,596 per day: 55,622,293 per year: Tens of billions 1/2 It's Destroying the Planet Animals raised for food If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off of U.S. roads. produce about 130 times more poop than does the entire human population of the U.S., roughly 89,000 pounds per second. WATER NEEDED TO PRODUCE: You save more 1Ib. 1b. water by not eating a pound of beef than O 219 2,500 you do by not showering for six months! Water PER WEEK 500,000 CARS GALLONS GALLONS Used in Meat and It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh! All that grain could be used much more efficiently if it were fed directly to people. Soybean Production in 2009 More than 70 percent of the grain that we grow in this country is fed to farmed animals. Farmed animals use more than half the water 1lb. SOY MEAT GRAIN 16 18 Consumed in the U.S. 5 trillion 235 trillion gallons gallons Feeds up to 10 people per day It's Gross Provides 1/3 of daily caloric needs of one person So how much poop is in your meat? In one study, 20 percent of 200 retail ground meat samples were contam- inated with salmonella bacteria. Eating meat means eating poop! Drinking milk also A means drinking pus. The primary source of salmonella, campylobacter, E. coli, and other foodborne pathogens found in poultry and meat is animal feces. One cubic centimeter of commercial cow's milk is allowed to contain up to 750,000 somatic cells (commonly known as "pus") before it is kept off the market. 20% A small number of birds USDA-Recommended Daily Intake Three glasses of milk per day equals 1,095 glasses per year. entering a poultry processing plant might harbor salmonella in their intestinal tract, but after processing 30 to 35 percent might end up infected. 30-35% THAT'S 194,000,000,000 PUS CELLS PER YEAR! CHOLESTEROL Every day, nearly 2,400 Americans die of some type of cardiovascular disease-this amounts to an average of one death every 36 seconds. In many of these cases, the disease is largely caused by eating a diet that is full of animal-derived products. Average cholesterol level of an American: Meat-eater: 210 Vegetarian: 161 Vegan: 133 petaz To find out more about how eating animals affects the animals themselves, the environment, and your health, check out our Eating Animals Info page: www.peta.org/eatinganimalsinfo FREE FOR ALL

Eating Animals: The Facts

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