Infographic: The Truth About Eating Animals

This infographic entitled "The Truth About Eating Animals - It's Mass, Mechanized Murder" illustrates the dark side of eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.  Many people don't realize how eating animal products impacts our health, the environment, world hunger and the farmed animals themselves.  Highlights from this infographic include:

Number of Animals Slaughtered in the U.S.:
  • 38,627 per minute
  • 2,317,596 per hour
  • 55,622,293 per day
  • Tens of Billions per year
Grains and Water:
  • It takes 16 pounds of grains and 2,500 gallons of water to produce just 1 pound of animal flesh
  • 70% or more of the grains grown in the U.S. is used to feed farm animals
  • 50% or more of the available fresh water in the U.S. is used by farm animals
World Hunger:
  • The 16 pounds of grain used to produce just one pound of animal flesh could feed 16 people per day
Related:  Infographic:  Can We End World Hunger?

Food Safety:
  • Drinking commercial cow milk also means drinking pus
  • Eating animal flesh also means eating poop

  • Every day, nearly 2,400 Americans die from some type of cardiovascular disease
  • In many of these cases, the disease is largely caused by eating a diet full of animal-dense products
  • The average cholesterol level of Americans is:
210 - Meat Eaters
161 - Vegetarians
135 - Vegans
Infographic Source:  PETA

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