Top 5 Animals Killed for Food Worldwide Each Year

Even though awareness about cruelty free lifestyle may be rising in some sections of society, meat consumption actually continues to rise worldwide. This owes itself to rising levels of affluence in the world. We look at the top animals killed for food according to ADAPTT:

Marine Animals


According to some estimates, about 90 billion marine animals are killed each year – from the tiny shrimp to the mighty whale. This is thought to be a conservative figure because records in the fisheries industries are maintained not as per numbers but as per metric tons.


 The most ubiquitously consumed meat on the planet has to come from the hapless chicken. Now touted as the ‘healthy’ alternative to red meats, these creatures live their short lives in terrible conditions before being summarily slaughtered.


Traditionally the pig has yielded so many different uses – bacon, sausages, salami, ham, pepperoni; to say nothing of the pork chops, trotters and pig belly that it continues to be the most widely slaughtered for food. And this is in spite of the fact that the entire Islamic world shuns pig meat completely.


In many areas of the world sheep meat is a staple diet. Sheeps are raised for wool as well as meat in these areas.


 Goat meat is traditionally eaten even by those individuals who may not touch pig meat. This is somehow viewed as a lesser offense.

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