In the United States alone, over 58 billion animals are slaughtered for human consumption each year. To put that into perspective, keep in mind the fact that there are just over 7 billion humans living on this planet right now. Before these innocent animals are brutally murdered, they are mutilated, caged, drugged, mercilessly beaten, and deprived of proper nutrition, water, fresh air, and room to move. Many of these animals won’t survive long enough to be slaughtered or won’t be considered “desirable” for consumption by humans. Many animals die during the rough and stressful transport to the slaughterhouse, and almost 900 million animals who are too sick or weak or crippled from being malnourished and mistreaten, will either be slaughtered and sold to pet-food companies or tossed aside and left to die from exposure.