Praise Group for Shining Light on Livestock Abuse

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Target: Andrew Tyler, Animal Aid’s Director

Goal: Praise animal rights group for disclosing the number of livestock that die prior to slaughter to the public

Every year, millions of farm animals die before they even reach slaughterhouses in the United Kingdom. An animal rights group is now seeking the government’s help to introduce measures to make farmers disclose those numbers in order to prevent these deaths.

Animal Aid, an animal rights organization, looked into the issue and put together an actual estimate of the number of deaths per year. Although the numbers are not verifiable because farmers are not required to publish data on these types of animal fatalities, Animal Aid estimates that every year over 200,000 cattles, 700,000 pigs, and 38 million chickens die before they are slaughtered for consumption. Overall, they estimate over 40 million farm animals die every year. These fatalities include specific incidents where chickens drowned, pigs burned in a fire, and lambs that fell into a well. The report also includes a truck that crashed and killed thousands of chickens.

Animal Aid sought to make these numbers public for the world to see, so that the government can make a difference. Millions of farm animals die every year from diseases, fires, and road collisions. Although these deaths are distressing, they go unrecognized and no figures are ever published about them. The director of Animal Aid suggests that there should be mandatory emergency plans in place to minimize the number of animal fatalities.

Animals should not be dying due to accidents like these. Please sign this petition to thank Animal Aid for disclosing these numbers and asking the meat industry to create an emergency response plan for these incidents.


Dear Andrew Tyler,

Millions of animals die every year before they are even slaughtered for human consumption. This has resulted in a shocking number of animal deaths that seem to go unrecognized every year.

Animal Aid has done the research and has found data on these animal deaths. There are no exact numbers because neither the government nor the industry publishes the date of these animal casualties. Thank you for urging the UK government to release the number of animal deaths and offering suggestions to lessen the number of animal fatalities. Creating an emergency plan would greatly reduce the number of animals that die from floods, fires, and road accidents.

Thank you for bringing this information to the public and doing all that you can to spread the news about animals that die before slaughter.


[Your Name Here]

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  2. Karen Remnant says:

    Check out the Hillside animal sanctuary. You’ll see there just how little the RSPCA and local authorities do when given video proof of animal cruelty on farms! It seems that no matter how bad the conditions on its ‘freedom food farms’ the RSPCA do nothing!

  3. Please do not refer to these sentient beings”livestock.” So very sad that we are such a cruel species. I am glad there are humans like you and others who help protect non human animals. thank you
    Here is the link to The Uncounted Dead:

  4. Gratitude is always important, too, and Animal Aid is to be thanked. That said, no one can or should rely on GOVERNMENTS to fix anything. That power belongs with, and is served much better by the PUBLIC taking action itself. Simply stop eating other species and hence supporting these industries, and all this evil ugliness goes away. If the majority of people did this even for a few short weeks in a row, these vile industries would collapse virtually overnight. The answer is found right within the problem, as they say.

  5. I feel so so sorry for farm animals — anyone who acts to help them and comes to their defense is an ACE in my book — I love you for what you do for animals & I want to thank you deeply — STOP EATING MEAT — there are farms where animals are treated lovingly from birth onward: (HFAC – CERTIFIED HUMANE RAISED & HANDLED) … but, STOP eating meat anyway! When you buy from abusive and cruel farms, you’re supporting horrible and unconscionable people who are mentally unstable.

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