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September 22, 2020 - Lady Freethinker

USA: We Can Save 1 Billion Days of Animal Suffering by Giving Up These 10 Foods for One Day

USA: We Can Save 1 Billion Days of Animal Suffering by Giving Up These 10 Foods for One Day
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If every person in the United States switched out 10 common animal-based products with plant-based alternatives for a single day, they could save animals from more than 1 billion days of suffering, according to a new study from research nonprofit Faunalytics.

With funding from The Food Systems Research Fund, Faunalytics set out to determine which commonly consumed animal-derived foods cause the most amount of days suffering and deaths for farmed animals, surveying 8,000 people nationwide to see which products they consumed most frequently.

Then, researchers coupled survey answers with public information gleaned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). After assessing nearly 100 animal-derived products for the total number of days farm animals typically spend suffering to create them, along with the number of deaths involved in each product, researchers determined that if every person in the United States stopped eating these 10 foods for a single day, they could save animals approximately 1.16 billion days of suffering and abuse.

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