September slaughterhouse death toll in UK only

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September slaughterhouse death toll in UK only

Postby JP » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:17 am

In September 2010 the following animals died in UK slaughterhouses*:

218,000+ adult cattle
7,000 calves
1,280,000+ sheep & lambs
728,000+ pigs (excluding breeding sows and boars: DEFRA states figures for these are "confidential")
68.8 million chickens
1.1 million turkeys

Figures exclude other species and animals exported for slaughter.

Please keep these figures in mind when making food purchases.

*Source: DEFRA, October 2010


and they also exclude animals which didnt make it to the slaughterhouse which are counted as "waste". Or commercially useless male chicklets, or maybe the whole deathtoll from egg production too?
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Re: September slaughterhouse death toll in UK only

Postby bob_summers » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:54 am

astounding. and how many people do you meet who say "well i'm couldn't be a vegetarian but i hardly eat any meat"?
figures say they are fucking wolfing it down. a chicken a month for every uk inhabitant.
and the fish?
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Re: September slaughterhouse death toll in UK only

Postby KC Masterpiece » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:59 pm


Indeed. Hard to process statistics of this magnitude.

That's 26.5 chickens... A SECOND.
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