That is the amount of animals that are slaughtered every second.

  • animal sacrifice: facts and figures
  • trend of consumer behavior
  • View of future

meat can be found in all supermarkets moderately In Germany alone, around 762 million animals are slaughtered every year. Globally, the number is significantly higher. Despite the fact that meat consumption has decreased in recent years, the (mass) killing of animals continues to cause numerous environmental and climatic problems, but our own health can also be damaged by high meat consumption. Reasons to delve into the facts and figures on meat consumption and animal slaughter.

The truth about animal slaughter

In Germany, about 28 percent of people eat meat every day; from chicken to beef or pork. You can find almost any kind of meat you want in the stores, and the offer is accepted. To cover consumption, only in Germany more than two million animals die every day; a number that can crash at first. About 1,400 animals are killed every second for human consumption. If you extrapolate this number for the year, that’s about 762 million animals with a corresponding amount of meat of almost 8 million tons. This may not be directly seen as a problem, but the implications clearly affect each and every one of us. WWF makes it clear that in addition to the animal welfare He too natural habitats are at risk of eating meat negative effects on the climate and areas are used for growing food for animals, which are then lacking to feed the world’s population.

If you want to imagine the number of animals, you can imagine about 3 million cattle, 1 million goats, 620 million chickens, 35 million turkeys, 55 million pigs, and 1 million sheep. It is estimated that around 72 billion land animals and 1.2 billion marine animals are slaughtered each year worldwide. Want a crowd consciousness you can do it, for example, through this online counter.

A comparison at European level shows: Germany slaughters more with around 55 million pigs per year.. Behind them are Spain and France. If the same comparison is made with poultry, Poland ranks first with 1.2 billion animals; Germany follows with 703 million animals “only” in fifth place.

Important facts and figures: consumer behavior

Livestock (massive) is an important net sales fact: In Germany this is included almost 11,000 million euros a year. If you compare this value with that of 2006, for example, you can see that it has risen rapidly. 16 years ago, net sales were around 5.1 billion euros. According to the Federal Statistical Office, the reasons for this are, on the one hand, increase in export volumebut also the the highest prices the producers just like him increase in the price of meat for consumers. In this context, it is important to also consider the consumption trend. While around 2010 around 62.4kg per capita was consumed each year, this has risen to 57kg by 2020. According to statistics meat consumption tends to decrease. Overall, compared to meat production in 2021 compared to the previous year, pork production decreased 2.4 percent and beef and veal production 2.7 percent.

turns out one The shift towards climate- and environmentally-friendly animal husbandry and more conscious consumption behavior is becoming more and more important for many people.. About a third of young people have their own diet in 2020 changed to meatless; a declaration against factory farming and for the protection of the climate and animals.

According to a “Meat Atlas 2021” survey, this value corresponds to about 13 percent of young adults. However, it is important to answer the question of whether or not you want to eat meat for yourself. PETA presents some arguments that can help you form an opinion. One of these arguments is that animals are often kept in cruel conditions and their natural satiety is “removed” to fatten them up. In addition, the Federal Environment Agency comments on the “considerable[n] problems[n] for the environment and animals”, which means the consumption of meat in these quantities. By consuming meat, Effects on the environment, climate and animal welfare be taken into account. A meatless or low-meat diet may cause a change in these points in the future. One possibility would be, for example, to use plant-based meat substitutes more often. it is important that you consume consciously: WWF suggests starting a week without meat and making sure when buying meat that it has been produced under the criteria of the EU organic label, organic farming associations and the Neuland production association. In addition, it must be the so-called “pasture meat”, that is, meat that comes from animals that have been on the pasture all year.

If you want to know what happens to your body when you eat vegetarian or vegan, you can read about it here.

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