Animal cruelty facts

February 29, 2012 | In: Animal facts for kids

The animals are a very important part of everyday life. But, unfortunately, we tend to forget where our clothes come from, especially when we say we love them.

The next facts we’ll be a little harsh, but I consider we all should know what is really happening in our every day world.

If you have a fur coat, think of this: 18 red foxes are killed to make one fox-fur coat, 55 minks to make a mink coat.

About 285 million hens are raised for eggs in the US. In tiny spaces so small they cannot move a wing.

Dogs that lose fights (or refuse) are often abandoned, tortured, set on fire, electrocuted, shot, drowned, or beaten to death.

Cows on average produce 16 lbs of milk per day. With hormones, antibiotics, and genetic manipulation, how much do you think they produce? 54 lbs of milk every day.

Tens of thousands of wild and domesticated horses from the United States are cruelly slaughtered every year to be used for horse meat in Europe and Asia. Since the last horse slaughter plants in the U.S. were closed in 2007, thousands of horses have been shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter.

Alligators on farms may be beaten with hammers and axes, sometimes remaining conscious and in pain for 2 hours after skinning.

Every year 9 billion chickens are raised and killed for meat in the US.

Every year 1 billion animals are slaughtered by the leather industry.

Every year 3 to 4 million cats and dogs (healthy and adoptable) are euthanized.

It is estimated that by 2022, 22% of all species will be extinct if no action is taken.

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