New Statistics Show 2022 is Highest Year on Record for Animal Slaughter in Canada

According to recently released statistics from Animal Justice, Canada slaughtered 841 million animals in 2022. This number is up from a pandemic dip in 2021, and is the greatest number of animals slaughtered on record since Animal Justice began tracking government statistics in 2015. The organization says that most of the increased slaughter is due to increased demand for chicken meat as well as rapid human population growth. However, these figures only account for animals who were slaughtered and not those that died in transport or on farms; they also don’t include animals such as fish, lobster, horses, and deer.