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As you can see from the images above, the use and abuse of non-human animals is all prevalent. It has been part of our daily lives since the dawn of humanity. We have gotten accustomed to relying on animals for almost everything we do. And while we raise our children on books, puppets, films and television shows revolving around animal characters, we have devised well-oiled systems, unimaginable in their cruelty, to raise, kill and use every part of the same, real animals, for all our needs: food, fashion, cosmetics, household products, medicines, manual labor, sports and entertainment. In the year 2019, 150 billion animals were killed in slaughterhouses all around the world. In the United States alone, 15 billion land animals and 50 billion sea animals were killed for food. 15 million animals died in laboratories, 8 million were killed for their skin and fur, and 250 million were killed by hunters. That's more than 100 MILLION living beings A DAY!

If these animals could freely talk, their cries would come from every farm, slaughterhouse, meat market, testing lab, breeding factory, fishing pond, hunting ground, circus, zoo, religious temple, pet store, city shelter, restaurant, and dinner table in every home on every street. These individual beings, who have a soul, a unique character and a will to live, are just like us: they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Some of them have feathers, some of them have fur, some of them have paws and some have tiny little legs. But they all share the very same thing we have in common too: they have the right to live. With their offspring and families. Happy and free.