We've noted before that vastly more chickens suffer to death – even before being taken to slaughter – than are killed in labs, for fur, and in shelters combined.
Another way of looking at the situation in the US every year is that about as many chickens suffer to death before slaughter as the total number of cows and pigs are killed combined.
Yet another way of thinking about it is that the average person in the US consumes about 25 factory farmed land animals every year.
If you can convince someone to totally give up beef, pork, veal, and lamb (reducing red meat is the most common dietary change), as well as dairy, and replace all that only with plant-based foods, the average person would still consume about 25 animals.
But if you can convince someone to just stop eating birds, they would be responsible for the death of fewer than one land animal a year – no matter what they ate instead.
We can, of course, continue to demand our view of perfection, and nothing less. However, that approach has left animals worse off than ever before. At One Step, we believe we owe it to animals to rethink.