How Much Do You Know About Farmed Animals?

How Much Do You Know About Farmed Animals?

by: FARMUSA

Most people are unaware of what a farmed animal's life is like. Making informed choices about what you eat requires gaining knowledge. Join us for World Farm Animals Day and learn even more about farmed animals. For more information, please go to (www.farmusa.org) or (www.wfad.org). Now, let's see what you know!

  1. 1

    Compared to a natural lifespan of 7 years, what is the average age of a chicken raised for meat (a.k.a. broiler chicken) when slaughtered?

  2. 2

    A cow will naturally provide approximately 16 pounds of milk daily for her calves (who suckle for 6-12 mos). How much milk on average do factory farmed dairy cows produce per day?

  3. 3

    What factor(s) contribute to the increased milk production of dairy cows?

  4. 4

    Due to the vast number of animals and the speed of the slaughterhouse lines, pigs and chickens are often scalded alive and cows are often alive while being dismembered.

  5. 5

    Which of these much-loved activities will you frequently find chickens engaged in at factory warehouses?

  6. 6

    Most mother pigs will spend their entire lives (3-4 years before slaughter) in metal crates so narrow and small they are unable to turn around and cannot build nests for their young.

  7. 7

    With growth-promoting antibiotics & selective breeding, chickens grow large very quickly and their bodies struggle to function. This rate of growth is equivalent to a human weighing how much at age 2?

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