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Number of land-dwelling animals killed in the world by the meat, dairy and egg industries, since you opened this webpage.
This counter does not include the billions of water-dwelling animals killed annually.
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“to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state”

Alphonse de Lamartine, 1865, Les Confidences

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“The animal liberation ethics demands a basic shift in moral consciousness, a repudiation of human superiority over other species through force”

Harriet Schleifer, 1985, “Images of Death and Life: Food Animal Production and the Vegetarian Option”

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“… it was the Great Butcher – it was the spirit of Capitalism made flesh.”

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, p.354

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“Those who kill “humanely” often contend that their victims suffer minimally or not at all. This contention helps ease their guilt and makes the continuation of the killing more acceptable.”

Charles Patterson, 2002, Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust, p.133

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This page is intended to contain an archive of responses to public consultations or letters to the editor in response to relevant media stories. Please contact us if you would like to contribute to this page - any pro-vegan public interventions will be welcome!