Faunalytics Index – February 2017
This month’s Faunalytics Index provides facts about exotic pets, puppy mills, the costs of animal agriculture, sea turtles, and more.
All of these statistics come from items that we’ve published on the site recently; follow the links to read the articles and dive deeper into the issues.
|Number of U.S. states that currently have a ban on private ownership of most exotic animals
|Percentage of dogs in breeding operations who were infected with at least one parasite or virus
|Proportion of U.S. population that is now considered overweight or obese
|Percentage of packaged foods in Canada that have of Front-Of-Package symbols (organic, gluten-free, etc.) for marketing
|Estimated annual environmental and health expenses due to animal agriculture, by 2050
|The modest difference in size between the human and minipig genomes
|Estimated number of tigers held in captivity in the U.S., with only 400 being in accredited zoos
|The longest green sea turtle migration ever recorded, found during a recent review
|Difference between meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans for risk of hospitalization or death due to heart disease