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Waste Vegan Facts

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130 times more animal waste than human waste is produced in the US โ€“ 1.4 billion tons from the meat industry annually. 5 tons of animal waste is produced per person in the US.

"Animal Agriculture: Waste Management Practices". United States General Accounting Office. July 1999

In the U.S. livestock produce 116,000 lbs of waste per second

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Dairy Cows, 120 lbs. of waste per day x 9.32 million dairy cows = 1.1184 billion lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Cows, 63 lbs. of waste per day x 83.68 million cows = 5.27184 billion lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Calves, 30 lbs. of waste per day x 34.3 million calves = 1.029 billion lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Pigs, 14 lbs. of waste per day x 74 million pigs = 1.036 billion lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Sheep and Goats, 5 lbs. of waste per day x 7.84 million sheep and goats = 39.2 million lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Turkeys, .87 lbs. of waster per day x 77 million turkeys = 66.99 million lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Broiler Chickens, .50 lbs. of waste per day x 1.74 billion broiler chickens = 870 million lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Laying Hens, .25 lbs. of waster per day x 350.7 million laying hens = 87.675 million lbs.

Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook - Agricultural Waste Characteristics

Animals produce Enough waste to cover SF, NYC, Tokyo, etc,

based off 1lb of waste per 1sqft at 1.4 billion tons. *Total manure produced in one year is 3.475 trillion lbs. (From above calculation.)
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