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More Than 100 Billion Animals Are Eaten Every Year. On The Top Is…

Every year, 2 billion octopuses and 100 million sharks are eaten.

Meat consumption can be a sensitive topic. Vegetarians and meat eaters will never find common ground. But amidst the debate over the ethics of eating meat, there are some hard facts that cannot be ignored. A video circulating on social media shows just that. According to the statistics shown in the clip, humans around the world consume billions of animals. According to an old report of economist, There are more people than livestock such as chickens (19 billion), cows (1.5 billion), sheep (1 billion) and pigs (1 billion). The number of these animals is always three times the number of humans, but that number seems small compared to the number of animals we eat.

According to the viral video, the chicken is on top. The daily number of chickens is very high: 205 million chickens every day. To understand the scale, it is easier to break down the data into average minutes. More than 140,000 chickens are slaughtered every minute.

Other animals at the top are sardines (14 billion each year), shrimp (3 billion each year), ducks (2.9 billion), and geese (2.1 billion).

An astonishing 2 billion octopuses and 100 million sharks are preyed on each year.

Approximately 1.5 billion pigs are killed to meet the growing demand for pork, bacon, ham and sausage, a number that has tripled over the past 50 years.

World Economic Forum (WEF) The report said most of the demand for meat comes from middle-income countries like China, which has become the world's largest meat consumer with economic growth.

in contrast, WEF Saidconsumption in Europe and North America has remained stable and has declined in some regions.

Even though India has rapidly caught up with China in terms of population, it still consumes a small portion of the world's meat.

The incredible number of chickens is due to the fact that instead of pork on the table, poultry is used. The share of chicken, duck, goose, turkey and poultry has increased from just 12 percent to one-third of all meat consumed worldwide.

The global share of beef, the most popular red meat, has nearly halved in the past 50 years to 22%, according to a WEF report. But lamb remains nearly five times more popular.

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