Minimum Number of Animals Slaughtered Worldwide
by Humans since opening this page:

0 marine animals
0 chickens
0 ducks
0 pigs
0 rabbits
0 turkeys
0 geese
0 sheep
0 goats
0 cows and calves
0 rodents
0 other birds
0 buffaloes
0 dogs
0 cats
0 horses
0 donkeys and mules
0 camels and other camelids

These numbers are based off of 2003 statistics published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It should be noted that at the time the numbers were compiled, they were the MINIMUM number of animals killed each year - the actual numbers may be significantly greater due to the fact that some countries or territories did not report or excluded some statistics.

This does not include the millions of animals killed in laboratories, fur farms, animal shelters, zoos, marine parks, or circuses. Nor do they include the animals killed by human negligence, blood sports, abuse, or extermination attempts.

A Worldwide March to End the Oppression, Suffering and Killing of Animals by Humans

The March to Close All Slaughterhouses was founded in France in 2012, as part of the the World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat (WWAM). Inaugural marches took place in Paris and Castres in June 2012. Each year since then, more cities around the world have joined in the event, extending a global call for an end to the suffering inflicted on our fellow earthlings. Below are videos from the historic first March to Close All Slaughterhouses in France. Photos and videos of subsequent marches can be viewed on our Photo and Video Gallery page. Detailed information about the World Weeks for the Abolition of Meat is available at

List of Cities Participating in the 2015 March to Close All Slaughterhouses

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Paris, France
  • Toulouse, France
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • London, England
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Glasgow, Scotland

View inspirational footage of the 2012 Marches in Paris and Castres.