Faunalytics Index – March 2018
Each month, our Faunalytics Index provides a round-up of data, statistics, and facts gleaned from the most recent research we’ve covered in our library. Our aim is to give you a quick overview of some of the most eye-catching and informative bits of data that could help you be more effective for animals in your advocacy.
If you want to know more about any given statistic, follow the links below, read the source articles, and dive deeper into the issues.
The percentage of Spanish citizens who support a ban on bullfighting, as measured in a recent study.
The number of coyotes killed by USDA APHIS Wildlife Services in 2016, with 99% of those being intentional kills, a third via aerial hunting.
The estimated proportion of worldwide milk production that is supplied by the dairy industry in India.
The popularity rating of the search term “vegan” as measured by Google, seen as evidence that veganism is hitting mainstream consciousness. “Vegan” has been more popular as a search term than “vegetarian” since about mid-2011.
Factor by which English speakers were less likely to attend “bad” wildlife tourist attractions, after being primed to consider the impacts that such attractions have on conservation and welfare.
The percentage of veterinarians who have attempted suicide, with another 30% having considered it, according to a study from New Zealand.
The percentage of people in a recent study who correctly identified euthanasia as the number one cause of death among cats and dogs.
The proportion of study respondents who felt that their diet is a “personal choice” and that “nobody has the right” to tell them whether or not to be vegetarian.
The percentage of people who, after visiting a dairy farm and being informed about production practices, had more negative views of cow welfare.
The number of feral cats living in Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1992, a number that was reportedly reduced to zero through an effective Trap-Neuter-Return program.