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FIGURE 1.38 Comparative figures of animal use by humans. The figure shows the approximate number of animals killed each year in the United States in three sectors: chicken (used as food), pound (cats and dogs euthanized in animal shelters), and research (mostly rats and mice used in biomedical research). (Sources: Poultry Production and Value — 2002 Summary. (2003). Washington, DC: National Agricultural Statistics Service; Nicoll, C. S. (1991). A physiologist's views on the animal rights/liberation movement. The Physiologist 34(6): 303-315.)

dedicated to the persecution of all vegetarians who exploit plants as food, decoration, clothing, and medicinal herbs.

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