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pig farming area per pig starting from 110 kg
conventional

with 'Humane' seal (Tierwohl-Siegel)


1m²

1.1m²
Animal AgricultureAgrar2017Germany
Oh wie wohl… ist mir im Tierwohlstall?
Nieders. Landesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit
Initiative Tierwohl
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per capita consumption per year GER
74 kg
(14 kg of which is fish)
Consumers2015Germany
Der-bewusste-Omni-Dreisatz
Statista: Fleischkonsum in Deutschland
Statista: Fischkonsum in Deutschland
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organic share of meat sales GER<1.5%ConsumersAgrar2013Germany
Der-bewusste-Omni-Dreisatz
BMEL
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butcheries GER
(incl. booths & stalls)
26.300Economy2016Germany
Der-bewusste-Omni-Dreisatz
Deutscher Fleischerverband e.V.
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eggs per hen per year

specialized layer hens

old breeds
~ 320

70-220
Animal AgricultureAgrarWorld
Bruderhahn & Zweinutzungshuhn
Lohmann Tierzucht
Wikipedia
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discarded male chicks per year GER
50,000,000
(3 chicks every 2 sec)
Animal AgricultureGermany
Bruderhahn & Zweinutzungshuhn
https://www.ovb-online.de/politik/rettung-kueken-7299180.html
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"layer hens" GER>40,000,000Animal AgricultureAgrar2016Germany
Bruderhahn & Zweinutzungshuhn
Statistisches Bundesamt
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open-air runs per hen in organic & free-range husbandry4m²Animal AgricultureAgrarGermany
Bruderhahn & Zweinutzungshuhn
BMEL
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slaughtered broiler chickens per year GER>600,000,000Slaughter FiguresGermany
Bruderhahn & Zweinutzungshuhn
Statistisches Bundesamt
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maximum recommended intake of meat and deli meat (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, GER)300-600g per week / 45-85g per dayNutrition2017GermanyDGE
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contribution of animal derived products to world calories17%Nutrition2011World
National Geographic
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contribution of animal derived products to total calories, GER24%Nutrition2011Germany
National Geographic
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contribution of eggs to total calories, GER1.4%Nutrition2011Germany
National Geographic
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contribution of eggs to world calories1.2%Nutrition2011World
National Geographic
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contribution of beef to world calories1.34%Nutrition2011World
National Geographic
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contribution of beef to total calories, GER1.1%Nutrition2011Germany
National Geographic
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share of global farmland for concentrated feed production33%NutritionAgrar2012World
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
FAOSTAT
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share of farm land (arable land plus pasture) for animal products79%NutritionAgrar2012World
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
FAOSTAT
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share of amazon rain forest cleared for pasture70%Agrar2006World
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO. livestock’s long shadow – environmental issues and options. 2006.
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share of amazon rain forest cleared for concentrated feed nearly 30%Agrar2006World
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO. livestock’s long shadow – environmental issues and options. 2006.
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share of pasture-fed milk12%NutritionAgrar2016
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
FAOSTAT
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share of pasture-fed meat 8%NutritionAgrar2016
Weltweiter Landbedarf für Tierprodukte
FAOSTAT
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share of antibiotically treated turkeys and chicken> 90%NutritionAgrar2014Germany
Studie Antibiotikaresistenzen
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relation of antibiotics used in human medicine:livestock (by weight)1:1.8MedicineAgrar2014/2016Germany
http://news.doccheck.com/de/149629/800-tonnen-antibiotika-schwer-zu-schlucken/ https://www.gruene-bundestag.de/fileadmin/media/gruenebundestag_de/themen_az/agrar/Studie-Antibiotika-und-Resistenzen.pdf
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infections with bacteria resistant to antibiotics (zoonosis and others), GER30,000 bis 35,000 MenschenMedicineAgrar2017Germany
Robert-Koch-Institut
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conversion rate of human edible animal feed into edible animal derived product (in kCal):
Cow: 100:3
Pig: 100:10
Chicken: 100:12
Egg: 100:22
Milk: 100:40
Nutrition2013World
Veredelungsverlust in der Tierindustrie
Environmental Research Letters
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conversion rate of human edible animal feed into edible animal derived product (protein):
Cow: 100:5
Pig: 100:10
Chicken: 100:40
Egg: 100:35
Milk: 100:43
Nutrition2013World
Veredelungsverlust in der Tierindustrie
Environmental Research Letters
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number of cows, milk production, world274 millionAgrar2014WorldFAOSTAT
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calculatory "fair share" of agricultural land every human is entitled to 0.72 haAgrar2013WorldUBA
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average per-capita use of agricultural land, EU1.3 haAgrar2013EUUBA
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share of grain acreage for animal feedapprox. 470 Mn. ha = 33% of agricultural landAgrar2006World
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO. livestock’s long shadow – environmental issues and options. 2006.
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acreage import for agricultural and forest goods consumed in the EU50%Agrar2013EUUBA
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share of grass land, suitable for agriculture, used as pasture34,70%Agrar2017WorldEvaluation Grasland
Global Food Security VOL 14 (FAO)
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share of grass land, unsuitable for agriculture, used as pasture34,66%Agrar2017WorldEvaluation Grasland
Global Food Security VOL 14 (FAO)
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number of cattle, Germany12,4 Mn.Agrar
Animal Agriculture
2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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number of "dairy cows", Germany4,2 Mn.Agrar
Animal Agriculture
2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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permanent pastures GER4,7 Mn. ha (28% of agriculturally used land)Agrar2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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sloughtered poultry, GER (individuals)689.451.056Slaughter FiguresAgrar2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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slaughered cattle, GER (individuals)3.611.700Slaughter FiguresAgrar2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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slaughtered pigs, GER (individuals)59.393.400Slaughter FiguresAgrar2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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slaughtered sheep, GER (individuals)1.059.900Slaughter FiguresAgrar2016Germany
Statistisches Bundesamt
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share of world soy crops used as animal feed85%NutritionAgrar2017WorldFAO
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share of world grain crops used as animal feed33%NutritionAgrar2017WorldFAO
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share of pasture which could equally be used as croplandapprox. 35%NutritionAgrar2017WorldFAO
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percentage of bone glue per metric ton of precipitated copper0,01%Technical applications2010WorldPatentschrift
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number of pigs per year dieing in german scalding installations while still conscious about 1% on average - that would be 593934 animals, based on the slaughter figures 2016Slaughter Figures2016Germany
Anfrage der Grünen, Bundestag
Statistisches Bundesamt
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