Rogue Valley Vegans is a community-based group whose mission is to inspire compassion for animals through member support, outreach efforts and events.
According to statistics pulled together by FARM (from U.S. Department of Agriculture reports), nearly 10.2 billion land animals were raised and killed for food in the United States in 2010, a 1.7% rise from 2009 totals. Globally, the number of land animals killed each year for food has exceeded 65 billion.
Here’s a breakdown of which land animals were killed in the U.S.:
- 91% were chickens raised for meat
- 4.5% were chickens raised for eggs
- 2.5% were turkeys
- 2% were cows, pigs, other mammals, ducks and geese
- The 10.2 billion animals raised and killed for food accounted for 98% of all land animals abused and killed in the U.S. An estimated additional 200 million land animals were killed in biomedical experiments, by hunters, by furriers, in pounds, or as “pests.”
In addition to all the unnecessary death of land animals, approximately 53 billion aquatic animals were killed for food in the U.S. in 2010.
Per-person, an average American meat-eater is responsible for the suffering and death of 28 land animals and an estimated 175 aquatic animals per year, totaling over 15,000 individual animals over a 75 year lifespan.
Based on January-August 2011 USDA slaughter numbers, it is projected that the number of land animals killed in 2011 will increase an additional 1% from 2010 numbers.
Rogue Valley Vegans is an adamant opposition of these atrocities and we join together in our mission to end the exploitation of animals and educate and inspire compassion on others. We are here to support anyone on their journey of veganism.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Contributions are welcome to help pay for educational printed materials, outreach events, website maintenance and more. Click on the support button below to make your contribution. Please note: We are not a 501c3 organization and contributions are not tax deductible.
- We always need help to spread the word to the local community that we exist. You can help by distributing printed materials e.g. post event posters at local kiosks, leave stacks of postcards anywhere that supports this.
- Post events on local online calendars. (We offer open and closed events and only post open events to the public.)
- Be a voice for the animals! Speak up any chance you get to educate others about what we do to animals for food, clothing, entertainment, and research.