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Happy World Environment Day!


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Happy World Environment Day

Don’t forget to celebrate the world’s domestic farm animals!

The world is populated with more than 5 times as many farm animals as people.

At any one time, there are more than 37 billion animals being raised to feed today’s population of 7 billion people: 4.5 billion cattle, sheep, goats and other big animals; 1.5 billion pigs; 30.5 billion poultry; and just over 1 billion less common livestock species, such as rabbits and hares.

The great majority of these animals (some 80%) are being raised not in the industri­al­ized countries but rather in countries across the developing world.

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