Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing.
Accordingly, how many animals are killed each year?
Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only measured in tonnes.
How many animals are killed illegally each year?
According to In Defense of Animals, over 200 million animals are reported killed by hunters in the United States every year. This does not include animals killed illegally by poachers; animals who are injured, escape and die later; orphaned animals who die after their mothers are killed.