In the United States, 8 billion chickens are consumed per year, which translates to 21,917,808 chickens per day. Americans eat 25 billion chicken wings per year, with 1.25 billion, or 100 million pounds, eaten during the Super Bowl weekend alone.
1 Tonne = 2204.62LBs
1 Average African Elephant Elephant = 12,000 lbs
America produces 19.57 Million tons of chicken meat a year
That's 53,616.4384 lbs a day
That's like killing 4.5 Elephants a day
1,630 Elephants a year
There is no arguing that that is an inhumane amount of elephants to kill, yet when it's chicken, we don't think twice about it. Why is the chicken lesser than the elephant?
Around 6.5 trillion cigarettes are sold around the world each year, which translates to roughly 18 billion cigarettes per day. Here is an interactive graph of Cigarettes Smoked per day broken up by country
Little things with huge implications