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Vegetarian Facts and figures - Page 1

To supply the British market 1994, 3 million cattle, 14 million pigs, 19 million sheep and 670 million chickens were slaughtered for food. Just imagine, 900 million individual lives, murdered just to satisfy the culinary desires of 50 million people.
At the beginning of 2000, there were 59.2 million people living in the United Kingdom, 7% (over 4 Million) are Vegetarians.
The flesh of animals taken as food in Western countries chiefly come from domesticated herds of cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Major exporters include Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, and Denmark.
Somebody in Britain becomes vegetarian every two minutes
The average meat eater is responsible for the deaths of approximately 760 chickens, 46 Turkeys,  29 Sheep, 20 pigs, 15 ducks, 7 rabbits, 5 cows and more than 1000 fish.
Many famous people are vegetarian.  See our Famous Vegetarians page for more information
More than 40% of the world's grain is now fed to animals
The Vegetarian Society said that 117 year old Canadian Marie-Louise Febronie Meilleur was living proof of the benefits of being a vegetarian. Current research backs up this up ; lifelong vegetarians visit hospital 22% less often than meat eaters and when confined to hospital, spend a shorter time there.

If you intend on using this information anywhere, please credit The Vegetarian Centre.

The following sources were consulted for the above facts: Hutchinson Educational Encyclopaedia 1999, The Guardian, Peta, BBCi,

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