a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practicable — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.
Animals killed for food since you opened this page:
0 marine animals
0 cows and calves
0 rodents (excluding rabbits)
0 pigeons and other birds
0 horses, donkeys, mules, camelids
These are the numbers of animals killed worldwide by the meat, egg, and dairy industries since you opened this webpage (a total of 140 billion per year). These numbers do NOT include the many millions of animals killed each year in vivisection laboratories. They do NOT include the millions of dogs and cats killed in animal shelters every year. They do NOT include the animals who died while held captive in the animal-slavery enterprises of circuses, rodeos, zoos, and marine parks. They do NOT include the animals killed while pressed into such blood sports as bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting, and bear-baiting, nor do they include horses and greyhounds who were exterminated after they were no longer deemed suitable for racing.
For this Animal Kill Counter, our thanks are due to ADAPTT (Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow).