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January 27, 2020 - Independent

UK slaughterhouses killing more animals despite growth of veganism

UK slaughterhouses killing more animals despite growth of veganism
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British slaughterhouses are killing more animals for meat every year to supply the overseas market, despite the increasing popularity of plant-based diets in the UK.

Almost 28.8 million farm animals were killed for meat in 2019, marking an increase of 5.4 per cent in two years, government figures show.

On average, 78,900 cows, sheep and pigs were killed per day in 2019, up from 74,800 a day in 2017, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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