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Vegans Save 198 Animals a Year

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cowWe have some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: The total number of land animals killed and eaten by Americans decreased by 300 million between 2008 and 2009 and by 600 million between 2006 and 2009. Americans also ate fewer fish in 2009-500 million fewer than in 2008. The bad news is that Americans are eating more shellfish-the average American ate about five more crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and oysters than in 2008.

These figures come courtesy of PETA member and mathematician extraordinaire Noam Mohr, who has studied government and industry figures and compiled a report on the number of animals served up on American tables. You can read his entire report here.

Based on these figures, Noam calculated that each year the average person consumes the following (approximately):

Since vegans eat no animals (or any animal products), each vegan spares about 198 animals from being torn out of their ocean homes or confined to cramped, filthy barns, cages, and pens before being hung upside down on the slaughter line and having their throats cut.

All of which makes your number one New Year’s resolution¬†pretty much a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Go vegan!¬† You’ll save nearly 200 lives-and just maybe your own too.

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    Michele Stipe says...

    December 17th, 2010, 4:44 pm

    Being a vegan is the only way to go!
    I personally have been a vegan for over ten years and I’m proud of it because to say you love animals and than eat them hmmm doesn’t sound for real to me.
    If you love animals don’t support these butchers by killing the and it’s simply starts with YOU not eating meat. Stand up for what you believe and not back down.

    Tucker says...

    December 17th, 2010, 5:35 pm

    STAND UPF FOR ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN!!!!!!!!!
    I HOPE AND PRAY 2011 AND ON WILL BE BETTER
    AND BETTER FOR ALL ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Michele says...

    December 17th, 2010, 6:11 pm

    Please cite the sources for these statistics.

    Thanks!

    Paul says...

    December 17th, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Hi Michele,

    I know the author of the study linked here uses a number of reliable sources in his counts. There are some sources cited in the document, but if you are looking for detailed specifics on how his figures were arrived at his e-mail address is in the PDF (don’t want to link it directly in this comment so he doesn’t get spammed).

    Thank you!

    Tina Max says...

    December 18th, 2010, 11:38 am

    I am delighted that meat eating is down in statistics. I had heard that meat eating in the US had risen due to the influx of immigrants to this country. I don’t have any statistics. I am a hard-core vegan and would never consider eating shellfish or fish but if I had a choice I would rather see people eat shellfish and fish rather than cows, chickens and pigs. The reason being at least the sealife are not confined to small stalls and cages such as the larger animals for the remainder of their pitiful lives. I don’t imagine they suffer as much during their demise although I am sure they also suffer. Just some situations that I have thought about, but overall I abhor the killing of any living being by arrogant selfish human beings who think that they are above it all.

    Tammy Karaba says...

    December 21st, 2010, 9:12 pm

    I like the idea of keeping 198 animals from dying because I am a vegan!! Let’s keep going, spreading the great news of becoming vegan (healthier lives, saving the lives of animals, etc..) and delivering a peaceful message world wide!! Prayers are always needed as well (agreeing with Tucker).

    Graceful Blessings to all…
    Tammy

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