Faunalytics Index – May 2016
This month’s Faunalytics Index takes us around the world with facts and figures about right whales, the chicken industry, CAFOs, endangered species, 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.
|Decrease in the chance of survival for right whales who have been entangled in fishing gear
|Number of people employed by the U.S. chicken industry
|Number of birds killed per minute (“line speed”) at a typical U.S. chicken slaughterhouse
|Proportion of Finnish people who say they can “make a difference” for the environment with their food choices
|Share of giant panda habitat that will be forced northwards and to higher elevations due to climate change
|Estimated tons of manure generated annually by the U.S. farmed animal industry
|Number of North American animal and plant species estimated to have gone extinct since the 1500s
|The percentage by which a worldwide vegan diet could help to reduce GHG emissions by 2050
|The percentage of farms that slaughter more than half of the farmed animals in the U.S.